Leeds Rhinos have completed some interesting business ahead of 2024 as they hope to return to the heights that Wigan Warriors, St Helens and co are enjoying right now.
They have signed former Huddersfield Giants halfback Matt Frawley as well as exciting fullback Lachie Miller.
Leeds have reinforced their pack signing Mickael Goudemand from Catalans Dragons but more recruitment is required.
One area that needs addressing is centre with Nene MacDonald expected to leave after his controversial decision not to return from Australia.
Leeds have been linked with Sydney Roosters centre Paul Momirovski by Rugby League Hub and that move seems set to take place with the Mole of Wide World of Sport reporting that the deal is just about done.
There has been no expectation he is going to Leeds Rhinos but it is believed that will be his destination.
Recently Rohan Smith spoke about his squad and recruitment:
“There’s a lot of spirit, there’s a lot of ability, and there’s a lot of a belief in this group, the group that played, but also the group in and around that are injured and unavailable. So we’ve learned a lot.
“We’ve let ourselves down at various times this year. Some other people have let us down as well and left us short on troops at times, but we’ve kept fronting up and they’ve kept connected and they’ve worked together and they’re good mates. They haven’t turned.
“It’s still been enjoyable to me. Hard, but enjoyable and that’s what life and sport is supposed to be. Last year going to the grand final, it was hard and enjoyable as well. So nothing much shifts for me.
“There’s a lot of belief in that group. There’s a lot of good people. There’s a lot of good things happened in this club, behind the scenes, throughout the year. And there’s foundations being laid.
“Lots of review this week. Staff have got a full week of it, it’ll probably be the hardest week of the season for the staff to debrief and to get forward planning.
“The players will have a debrief later in the week individually, medical and that stuff. That’s important, a really important week for us this week.
“Then there’s a bunch of recruitment that’s going on in the background to get those last few spots signed off and then the planning really starts which to me is a really enjoyable and fun part of the season. No matter how this season finished, getting the next one prepared is something I love to do.”
“There’s probably three spots I reckon, depending if there’s any other movement amongst our roster.”