NRL halfback Kyle Flanagan was set to join Super League club but backflipped on move

Kyle Flanagan could have be a Super League player right now.

There have always been rumours that Flanagan could move to Super League. The Canterbury Bulldogs halfback had been tipped to join Leeds Rhinos earlier this year.

This came when Leeds Chief Executive Gary Hetherington was in Australia looking for a new coach and it was reported he was considering a move for Flanagan and his father Shane who coached Cronulla Sharks to the NRL title in 2016.

This of course never happened with Hetherington appointing Rohan Smith instead.

Then there were rumours linking Flanagan to Hull FC after Josh Reynolds’ departure who is ironically back at the Bulldogs alongside Flanagan.

Again, this never happened. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Flanagan had a move to a Super League club lined up but rejected the chance to move to England.

His advisor Wayne Beavis found Flanagan an English club according to the Herald but Flanagan back flipped on the move to stay at Canterbury in the hope he could cement the number seven shirt.

When this move was lined up remains unclear. It could very well be the aforementioned links to Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC or it indeed could have been more recently with Warrington Wolves looking for a halfback.

Nonetheless, he didn’t make the move to England but is still expected to leave the Bulldogs as he enters the final year of his deal and can negotiate with other clubs and according to the Herald is set to use his father’s links to get a move potentially to St George Illawarra Dragons or Manly Sea Eagles.

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