Rumour Mill: Barba to Super League, Leeds make Sutcliffe U-turn & Gigot’s next club

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Keeping you up to date with the biggest rumours and gossip from the world of rugby league.

Potential return for Barba

The 2018 Man of Steel, Ben Barba, has been linked with a sensational Super League return. League Express report the former St Helens full-back has been offered to a number of clubs in England.

Sutcliffe looks set to stay at Leeds

Despite asking to go on the transfer list in July last year, Liam Sutcliffe is in talks with Leeds representatives about a potential contract extension. The Rhinos utility man told Yorkshire Evening Post, “there is stuff going on in the background, we keep chatting most weeks,” Sutcliffe explained. “Whatever happens will happen and I am sure it will get resolved at some point.”

Duffy still wants more

The Leigh Journal has reported that the Centurions are still working on their recruitment ahead of the Super League season. Duffy stated, “It is making sure we get the right person who fits the club and who can make an impact in Super League and in Leigh as well.”

Mitch Clark to leave Wigan

League Express reports that Mitch Clark could be the next out of the door at Wigan, following Chris Hankinson and Josh Woods – amongst others.

Gigot to Toulouse

Reports in France suggest Tony Gigot could be on his way to Championship side Toulouse following his release on compassionate grounds from Wakefield. It would be quite a coup for the promotion-hunting club.

Hull KR recruitment at an end

Tony Smith has shut the door on further recruitment at Hull KR following the arrivals of Luis Johnson and Brad Takairangi. Smith told Hull Live: “We’re happy with what we’ve got.”

Widdop return quells exit rumour

League Express has reported that Gareth Widdop has returned to the UK and is ready to link up with his Warrington teammates this week, squashing any current speculation that he will leave for the NRL.

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