Below is a round-up of all the biggest rumours and gossip from the world of rugby league over the past week.
Brodie Croft attracting Leeds Rhinos interest
Salford Red Devils halfback Brodie Croft has been linked with a move away from the AJ Bell Stadium a lot in recent weeks. Last week, Sky Sports presenter Jenna Brooks suggested he was on his way to the Leigh Sports Village; however now reports from Leeds Live have emerged suggesting Brodie Croft is attracting interest from the Leeds Rhinos. Since this, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding Croft and a potential announcement following the Rhinos revealing a “significant development” is set to be announced this week; however the development is actually set to be regarding the stadium.
Jai Whitbread set for Hull KR move
Wakefield Trinity forward Jai Whitbread looks set to swap Belle Vue for Craven Park in 2024, with the infamous Mole from the Wide World of Sport posting on social media: “Moley hearing Jai Whitbread DONE at Hull KR”. Whitbread has attracted plenty of interest following Wakefield’s relegation to the Championship, with clubs like Leeds Rhinos being thrown into the mix, but it appears he has finally found his new home in East Hull.
Super League duo linked with move to France
Super League duo Chris McQueen and Kevin Proctor have been linked with a move to France Elite 1, according to Treize Mondial. According to their report, Carcassonne and Limoux are the interested parties but nothing is confirmed yet. Huddersfield Giants forward McQueen had previously announced his retirement from the professional game; however if reports are to be believed he could be set for a ‘last dance’ out in France. As per these reports, Proctor also looks set to end his career in France after a disappointing year with Wakefield Trinity.
Luke Thompson update (again)
Guess who’s back, back again. Luke Thompson is back in the rumour mill for another week; however this could be his last appearance as he looks set to join Wigan Warriors. This move has been all but confirmed by former St Helens player James Graham, who said on Australian radio: “Sometimes there’s personal reasons why English lads go back but I am gutted he’s not going to be in the NRL and even more disappointed he will be wearing the Cherry and Whites.” The English forward has been linked with a move to Sydney Roosters, but he now looks set to move to the DW Stadium.