Rohan Smith addresses rumours linking Leeds with Super League star

Recently Leeds Rhinos have been linked with a couple of halfbacks.

This is no surprise with Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer off contract at the end of the year.

The Rhinos were initially linked with NRL star Luke Brooks.

Since then the West Yorkshire club have also been linked with a move for Wakefield Trinity star Mason Lino.

Today, Rohan Smith was asked about the reported interest and the Leeds boss shut it down.

“I’ve not had a conversation with Mason or his management,” Smith said.

“I did say hello to Mason after we played Wakefield, but that’s the extent of it.

“He’s a good player. I’ve known Mason a long time, but there has been zero communication as far as a contract goes to my knowledge.”

Asked further about the situation with Leeds’ halfbacks and if they could sign extended deals or if Leeds will look to the open market, Smith said:

“The recruitment and retention is an ongoing daily conversation and plenty of decisions to be made as we go.”

Speaking of halfbacks, Smith confirmed that young halfback Jack Sinfield is currently focusing on his A-Level exams.

Meanwhile, Sezer has returned from injury and will feature against Wigan Warriors on Saturday in the Challenge Cup.

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