Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and St Helens have all made signings for the 2024 season but it is the Rhinos who look like they have secured an NRL star.
The Rhinos are reportedly set to sign livewire Lachie Miller for 2024 and beyond.
Miller has played for both Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights in the NRL after making his name in rugby sevens playing in the 2020 Olympic games.
He can play fullback, on the wing or in the halves if needed and would be an excellent signing.
The move appears to be approaching with Zero Tackle reporting that he is set to be released from his NRL contract ahead of the move.
According to the Mole of Wide World of Sports, he has signed a three year deal with the club.
This offsets the news of Aidan Sezer’s departure.
The 32-year-old will return to the NRL after four seasons in the Super League. He has signed for the Wests Tigers.
Before moving to England Sezer played 155 games across eight seasons in the NRL, including a Grand Final appearance for the Raiders in 2019.
Wests Tigers assistant coach Benji Marshall, who will move into the head coaching role next season, says Sezer will bring a wealth of experience to the club.
“We are very excited to have a player with Aidan’s experience and calibre to add to what we’re building for our future,” said Marshall.
“He’s a very good person and we look forward to what he can bring to our club on and off the field.
“His experience will complement our youth and he’ll help mentor our younger players, particularly in our spine.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is pleased to welcome Sezer to the club.
“It’s great that Aidan has decided to return to the NRL with us,” said Pascoe.
“On behalf of the club, I welcome Aidan and his family to Wests Tigers.”
Sezer still has a chance left at a big hoorah at Headingley. The Rhinos are now just two points off the play-offs and have the best points difference of any side pushing for a spot in the top six.
The halfback will be key if Leeds are going to find a way to make the play-offs and push to Old Trafford as they did last year.
Last year Sezer missed out on the final after a head injury in the semi-final.