Below is a round-up of all the biggest rumours and gossip from the world of rugby league over the past week.
Rhinos target set for six figure offer
It’s been long reported that Luke Brooks of Wests Tigers has been on Leeds Rhinos’ radar. The fact that both of the Rhinos’ current halves, Blake Austin and Aiden Sezer, are off contract at the end of the season has only added fuel to that fire. It’s now being reported by Zero Tackle that Brooks is set for a new offer with his current club, albeit a much smaller one.
Super League target edged out further
Oliver Gildart is one of the few Englishmen down under however he’s not featured this season for the Dolphins. Gildart has struggled to forge a way into the newly formed side and that’s continued this week, despite the fact State of Origin squads have depleted the Dolphins squad. With rumours Hull KR want the centre could this be the final nail in the coffin for his NRL career.
NRL forward set for Super League switch
There’s been a trend this season of NRL forwards coming to Super League and impressing with Paul Vaughan undoubtedly the standout. As well as Vaughan though there is teammate Josh McGuire and Hull KR due Rhys Kennedy and Jesse Sue. Another talented back-rower could be headed to the competition for 2024 with the Newcastle Herald reporting that Newcastle Knights’ Lachlan Fitzgibbon is open to a northern hemisphere move.
Former SL Champ set for move
It’s been confirmed by Hull KR that versatile German international Jimmy Keinhorst will be leaving Craven Park at the end of the season. With that it’s triggered speculation as to where the 2015 Grand Final winner would head, so we’ve checked out four potential destinations.
England international wants out of club
Tyler Dupree has handed in a transfer request to leave Salford Red Devils which has caused shockwaves in Greater Manchester considering the talented forward has recently signed a three-year deal. Hull Live have reported that the Robins had placed two bids for him. This comes in the backdrop of the club announcing they want to stop the trend of “selling to survive”, hence their new fan ownership scheme.
Kiwi international set for Super League
Peta Hiku is set to return to Super League with Hull Kingston Rovers the side who will acquire his services. Hiku previously starred for a short time with Warrington but the playmaker will replace Lachlan Coote as the Robins’ full-back from 2024 onwards.
NRL club CEO shuts down transfer talk
Hull FC could be in the market for a new forward after the release of prop Kane Evans but it’s been made very clear that it won’t be a certain Canterbury Bulldogs’ man. Their CEO Phil Gould was asked about the rumours that Franklin Pele was headed to become a Hull FC recruit, something he shut down immediately.