Paul Rowley’s sharp response to Brodie Croft rumour

As Hull KR and Leigh Leopards battled for a semi-final spot against Wigan Warriors or Catalans Dragons on Friday night on Sky Sports, Super League Coach of the Year nominee Paul Rowley was the guest on the Sky commentary team.

This was a little awkward as Sky reported the rumour that Rowley’s star player could Leigh Leopards.

Rowley was asked about this on commentary and wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s a good job I don’t read anything. That’s the first I’ve heard of it. There’s a great game on here.”

As they look to kick on, Leigh look set for huge signings in general as Adrian Lam said on YouTube:

“I think we’ve done reasonably well. Still going, as every club is, and I think when the times right those players will be announced. I’m just really happy and grateful for the current squad, we’ve had a lot of changes this year, I think we’ve got the smallest squad in the Super League.

“I think we’ve changed something like 16 players that have been new to the club this year and we’ll continue to rotate those players and get the right ones in until we’re in a position where we’re the top two continuously.

“The club’s in a very great position to be able to negotiate and talk to other players. It’s different to what we were in last year where we still haven’t won the championship and trying to negotiate contracts and recruits for the Super League; but it’s been a little bit easier in this process, and it’s ongoing on a week-to-week basis.”

However, there has been talk that Leigh could lose Ben Reynolds to a shock move to Featherstone Rovers.

This would explain the interest in Croft. Lam said on this:

“Yeah, I think it’s been ongoing here with Ben and obviously clubs outside of Leigh have come in and negotiated with him. We’re continuing to talk to him about that and no doubt some sort of decision will be made either way in the next couple of weeks.

“It’s ongoing. It’s in the hands of Chris Chester and the management of Ben Reynolds. Ben’s done some great things for us this year, and him as a player at this club over the last two years have been phenomenal.

“He certainly has played a massive part in who we’ve become in the last two years and he’s an important part of our squad, especially with the finals coming up too. This needs to get sorted either way so that we can get some clarity into his head.”