Shock as Leeds Rhinos signing returns home in blow to women’s team and potentially the men’s

Georgia Hale is the final piece of the Titans puzzle with the New Zealand International returning to the NRLW after starting her 2023 season with the Leeds Rhinos in the English Super League.

She leaves the Rhinos having played only a handful of games for the Rhinos.

She joined the club alongside partner Sam Lisone who signed for the Rhinos’ men side in a major double coup.

What this means for Lisone remains unclear.

The 27-year-old hard-working forward was a powerhouse in defence last season for the Titans, averaging an incredible 44 tackles at a near-perfect 97 percent efficiency and brought that same tenacity to the Kiwi Ferns in their Rugby League World Cup campaign, topping the tournament tally with 35 tackles per game at 98 percent efficiency.

Honoured with recognition from Karyn Murphy and the Titans coaching staff at last year’s end of season awards, the five-year NRLW star is looking forward to returning home to the Gold Coast after a strong start to 2023 in England.

“I have really enjoyed my time and experiences with Leeds so far, but I’m so looking forward to coming home,” Hale said.

“When you get to be part of something for the first time, as we did when the Titans entered the competition two seasons ago, you have that urge to keep building on what’s been created.

“I’m so fortunate to be part of that foundation, playing for the region I now call home with a great bunch of girls and coaches that challenge you and care about you.”

Hale is the final signing for the Titans’ 2023 top 24 roster with the Gold Coast now preparing to begin pre-season training on May 29, ahead of their Round 1 clash against North Queensland on Saturday, July 22 at Cbus Super Stadium.

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