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Sky Sports commentator claims Super League star is headed to the NRL

There is a lot of talk about a lot of halfbacks across the sport of rugby league at the moment.

This is because they are widely regarded as the most important position on the field and there is also a suggestion – although how true I will leave up to you – that there is a lack of them in the market.

This is what leaves Leeds Rhinos in a precarious position. The Rhinos have two halfback both of whom are out of contract at the end of the season.

One of those is Blake Austin. Austin arrived in Super League in 2019 turning down a move to Headingley in favour of joining Warrington Wolves.

After three seasons with the Wolves he joined Leeds on a one year deal helping Leeds to the Grand Final and agreeing an extension until the end of this season.

However, he has been unable to agree a deal with Leeds as of yet for 2024 though there is interest on both sides.

That said he is considering his options elsewhere.

His halfback partner is his former Canberra Raiders halfback Aidan Sezer.

Like Austin, Sezer was a Man of Steel nominee in his first season in Super League when he joined Huddersfield Giants in 2020.

After two seasons, Sezer joined Leeds where he has had an up and down career blighted by injury.

There has been reports this week that Sezer will return home at the end of the year. Speaking today Rohan Smith addressed them saying that he “was not aware” of any decision Sezer had made to return home.

However, Sky Sports’ Commentator Stuart Pyke said in commentary that Sezer would be headed to Australia.

He said: “We believe Aidan Sezer is headed back home at the end of the year but we don’t know yet what Blake Austin is going to end up as he is considering his options.”

Head coach Rohan Smith shut down rumours linking the club with former Warrington Wolves half-back Tyrone Roberts last week.

So the Rhinos may yet still be keeping the former Canberra Raiders duo as they continue to assemble their squad for next season.

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