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Super League destinations lined up for out-of-contract Leeds Rhinos back

Leeds Rhinos back Luis Roberts

Leeds Rhinos outside-back Luis Roberts may be on his way out of the club ahead of the 2025 season, with Super League clubs interested.

He’s played fractionally more games on the wing than at centre throughout his career, and is adept in either position.

He’d only played on the wing this year until the last three games, where he’s been named at centre alongside Rhyse Martin, who looks set to head elsewhere for next year, or Harry Newman.

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As utility man Martin and winger David Fusitu’a are likely to leave, it may be that the Rhinos decide they need to keep Roberts.

But he is off-contract at the end of this year, and no new deal has yet been announced – he was listed as ‘not yet determined’ on the contract list circulated to clubs in May, so at that point, the Rhinos were unsure on whether to retain him.

With this in mind, here are some potential destinations for the 22-year-old.

Three potential destinations for Leeds Rhinos man Luis Roberts

Leigh Leopards

Ricky Leutele celebrates scoring a Super League try for Leigh Leopards

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Roberts was signed by Leeds Rhinos from Leigh Leopards ahead of the 2023 season after time spent out on loan at Widnes Vikings.

They may well need him next year, as centre Ricky Leutele – off-contract after this year – looks set to leave, as well as Zak Hardaker, leaving two gaping holes in the position for the Leopards.

They may well look to Roberts as their next signing after securing the services of David Armstrong for next year from NRL.

Although he has played on the wing on occasion, he’s likely to be a signing for the full-back position.

Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson in a Super League interview

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Kevin Naiqama’s contract is up after this season, and he may well retire anyway – he was set to retire before joining Sydney Roosters in 2022 and has since spent two years playing in Super League.

On top of this potential exit, Esan Marsters, who had been a top, top signing for the Giants, will join Salford Red Devils on a three-year deal from next year.

Therefore, they’re another side that could really do with a centre, and may be due a reinforcement on the wing.

The loss of Jermaine McGillvary to Wakefield for this year means the Huddersfield wings look very different.

Sam Halsall is a top-rated young outside-back and is now contracted until 2027, and Adam Swift looks an excellent signing from Hull FC.

However, Elliot Wallis’ disciplinary issues this year may put his long-term future at the club in jeopardy, potentially meaning Roberts could be used there as well.

Hull FC

Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos in Hull FC

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The Black and Whites are linked with every available Super League player, it seems, as they’re in the middle of a major overhaul – a new head coach, a new director of rugby, and new signings such as John Asiata, for next year, and Tom Briscoe.

Carlos Tuimavave is in his final year of his contract at the MKM Stadium, and is yet to have his future determined for next year.

The loan signing of Ed Chamberlain from Leigh showed they’re interested in an outside-back, at the very least, and therefore, Roberts could be a player they’re interested in for next year – especially as he’s returned to the Leopards.

Outside-back Cam Scott has left to Wakefield, but they may have signed Zak Hardaker, if reports are correct.

Luis Roberts could be the next man that Richie Myler looks to sign for Hull FC next year.

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