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Major Super League transfer opportunity collapses ahead of 2024

Leigh Leopards were set to sign Tristan Sailor from the Brisbane Broncos ahead of the 2024 season but that is no longer happening which could have a domino effect.

The Leopards were widely reported to be set to sign Sailor ahead of the new season and were reportedly only waiting for a visa to seal the deal for the son of legendary dual coder Wendall Sailor.

The Visa was granted as reported by League Scene seemingly making an announcement only a matter of time. There even seemed to be hints from Leigh Owner Derek Beaumont that one was coming but then things went quiet.

Then Beaumont confirmed the move would not be happening. This also means that Leigh can keep forward Ben Nakubuwai who was reportedly set to leave the club to allow the Leopards to sign Sailor.

Despite this back and forth the club are gearing up for the new season as Head Coach Adrian Lam said on the club’s website:

“There are no easy games in Super League and we have a tough period of away fixtures whilst our pitch is replaced this year which sees us have to play away for a longer period than usual but that is a price worth paying for our fantastic playing surface.

It’s been great to get back this week and I am looking forward to being able to build the fixtures into my formats and prepare for what I know will be a tough but entertaining year of rugby league. I have no doubt the players will represent our town and fans with pride and passion, and I am sure Derek and the board will be putting on another feast of entertainment to accompany that.

“It’s going to be fantastic in the Den this year and I can’t wait to hear the roar.”

Club owner Derek Beaumont added: “It’s always an exciting time of the season receiving your fixtures and one I eagerly anticipate so I can get the diary moving with various other commitments non least the all-important holidays! I am sure that is the case for many of our fans.”

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