Super League rivals would be interested in Kruise Leeming says coach

There has been a real shock story last night.

Rugby League Live have reported that Leeds Rhinos are willing to allow former captain and Challenge Cup winner Kruise Leeming to leave the club.

Leeming has worn the number nine shirt at Leeds since 2020 and has made 65 appearances for the Rhinos during a time in which he forced his way into the England setup having been named in the 2021 Super League Dream Team.

An injury last year saw him miss out on the World Cup with Jarrod O’Connor replacing him as the club’s starting nine which was a trend that went all the way to the Grand Final and has been assumed again recently.

This is perhaps why Leeming is interested in an exit to ensure more game time.

Leeming has again been left out of the side tonight after recovering from a foot injury sustained against St Helens.

Then Brian Carney has revealed that Leeming could be headed to a shock destination.

He said that he could be headed to the NRL.

Carney said on Sky Sports: “It may be the NRL he is headed to.”

He would later add: “There’s rumours circulating that it could be to the NRL and as specific as the North Queensland Cowboys.”

Now though Wakefield Trinity boss Mark Applegarth has said that the club would be interested in the hooker.

“It is a strange one and it came out of the blue,” the Wakefield boss said on BBC Sport West Yorkshire.

“He is obviously a good player. I am sure he will be on everybody’s radar who has space.

“He certainly won’t be short of offers.”

When asked if they themselves were interested, he said:

“I am sure everyone would be interested in him, but at the same time we have to be realistic.”

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