Super League club set to complete shock signing

Leigh Leopards finished above the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Hull FC in the Super League table after making a number of huge signings ahead of the season and the Leopards are set to make further major signings.

The Leopards have been linked with a shock move for Anthony Milford in 2024 as a replacement for Ben Reynolds.

The NRL star was linked by the Mole initially but this was denied by Adrian Lam. However Sky Sports reported this move and now according to Fox League he is close to agreeing a deal.

Adrian Lam recently spoke about the club’s recruitment:

“I think we’ve done reasonably well. Still going, as every club is, and I think when the times right those players will be announced. I’m just really happy and grateful for the current squad, we’ve had a lot of changes this year, I think we’ve got the smallest squad in the Super League.

“I think we’ve changed something like 16 players that have been new to the club this year and we’ll continue to rotate those players and get the right ones in until we’re in a position where we’re the top two continuously.

“The club’s in a very great position to be able to negotiate and talk to other players. It’s different to what we were in last year where we still haven’t won the championship and trying to negotiate contracts and recruits for the Super League; but it’s been a little bit easier in this process, and it’s ongoing on a week-to-week basis.”

Leigh have now lost Ben Reynolds to a shock move to Featherstone Rovers.

Head Coach James Ford commented; “I’m really looking forward to working with Ben again. He’s an outstanding kicker of the ball and is excellent when executing plays with his strong running game, and is ultimately a real competitor. He is a leader and a winner and will be instrumental in helping us win games in 2024.”

Ben commented; “I’m very happy to be joining my boyhood club, my family are very proud that I’ll be playing for the team they support. I’m looking forward to working with James, Ian and the playing group to help us push on and achieve more great things for this team and this town.”

The 29 year old made 27 appearances for Leigh this year, scoring five tries and amassing 196 points for the Leopards, including some crucial points in their Challenge Cup Final victory.