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Reported Leeds Rhinos target set to be offered six figure deal

Reports emerged earlier this year that Leeds Rhinos are interested in signing NRL halfback Luke Brooks from the Wests Tigers.

Both of Leeds’ current halfbacks are coming to the ends of their deals and thus there is a degree of uncertainty about the position heading into 2024.

The pair do have plenty of history together playing alongside each other at Canberra Raiders when they finished in the top three of the NRL in 2016.

Both have been Man of Steel nominees during their time in Super League with Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants respectively.

However, their time at Leeds has been up and down.

The two did help the Rhinos to the Grand Final in 2022 but Sezer missed it due to concussion protocols.

Thus, according to the Mole of Wide World of Sports, the Rhinos are interested in 28 year old Luke Brooks.

He is coming to the end of his deal but is yet to agree a deal to stay at the club despite the fact they let former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils halfback join Newcastle Knights ahead of the new season.

Leeds are said to have a look at the halfback who could be said to suit the Super League style of play.

Now Brooks has spoken out on his future.

It comes after the halfback starred in the Tigers’ huge win over North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday which punctuated a week where it was reported that he would be offered a new deal by the Tigers.

Speaking after the game to ESPN, Brooks wouldn’t definitively say that he wanted to stay at the Tigers.

“Honestly, I don’t know,” Brooks said.

“Whatever happens, happens. If I stay here, it would be nice; if it doesn’t happen, so be it.

“It’s good to know you’re wanted. I’ve enjoyed staying out of it, and I’ll let my manager and the club sort it out.

“It always helps with the coach backing you.

“It doesn’t happen too often (to be a one-club player), but anything can happen.”

Without definitively saying he wants to stay with the Tigers, the door is still open for Leeds.

However, Tigers boss and former Hull KR coach Tim Sheens has confirmed the club will be offering him a deal saying to Zerotackle:

“I’m keen to keep him happy and keep him here – if we can make that happen, that’s what I want.”

However, the Tigers are reportedly set to him a deal much lower than what he is currently on.

Instead of the seven figure sum he receives now, it instead will likely be six figures.

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