Super League coach keeps cards close to his chest about reported interest in NRL star

Right now the talk is all about signings.

The rumour mill is in full swing at the minute and yesterday we saw plenty of discussion and news.

There has been talk that one NRL forward could be Super League bound.

That man is Lachlan Fitzgibbon of the Newcastle Knights.

The second-row has played 108 games for the Knights scoring 30 tries since his debut in 2015.

According to the Newcastle Herald, the backrower is open to a move to Super League in 2024 and beyond.

The reason behind his potential move has been explained by the Mole of Wide World of Sports.

“Lachlan has been a Knight since 2015 and wants to stay,” a member of Fitzgibbon’s management team told the Mole.

“But like a lot of clubs, the Knights have salary cap issues and that complicates things.

“We will sit down with him soon and decide what his next move is.”

Following this there were reports that Fitzgibbon is in talks with Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds boss Rohan Smith was asked if he could say another on the matter.

He said: “No, I’ll provide recruitment updates when there’s an update.”

He then added what has become his signature line about recruitment with a cheeky smile: “Recruitment is an ongoing process, daily.”