Super League star in talks over career defining transfer

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Hull FC have all confirmed major signings for this year but the Black and Whites have also confirmed a number of departures.

They have lost Jake Clifford to North Queensland Cowboys and Chris Satae to Catalans Dragons.

Brad Dwyer, Andre Savelio and Adam Swift are all expected to leave as well. Dwyer is reportedly Warrington Wolves bound with Savelio and Swift expected to join Hull FC.

They have also confirmed the departure of Connor Wynne who has been playing on loan at Bradford Bulls.

Wynne now is in talks with other clubs as he revealed to Telegraph and Argus: “Hopefully within the next month I’ll have something to hand.

“My agent and I are in talks but there’s no rush.

“I don’t really have a leg to stand on at the moment, having not had the best season, but I hope I can kick on now, get where I want to be and get my future sorted.”

Recently, Tony Smith had his say on Wynne on BBC Radio Humberside:

“I think Connor’s looking for opportunity and he wasn’t getting one here and he probably didn’t earn one here and I’m glad that he’s back playing and I’m glad that he’s got himself in shape and in the right sort of condition to play,” he said on BBC Radio Humberside.

“That was a big part of the criteria of being a rugby league player, getting yourself and keeping yourself in shape. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to do that during his time since I’ve been here.”

Smith underlined that he is pleased for Connor: “I’m pleased that he’s found a way to do that and he’s found the self-discipline to do that. I certainly wish him well and I’ll keep an eye on him for the remainder of his career, but he wasn’t able to do that during his time here.

“It probably took him a change and a move for that to happen. For that reason, I think it’s the right thing and the right thing for him.

“He probably needed that to get out of his comfort zone and get out of an area, and a place that he probably got a bit comfortable in, to the point where he wasn’t in any sort of shape to be able to perform, even to get his injuries right because of the shape he was in.

“So I’m glad he’s now addressing that and I’m glad he’s on top of his injuries and getting his fitness back.”