Super League star officially headed home

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC are all in the market to sign a halfback for the 2024 Super League season.

Wigan stand off Cade Cust has slowly been shifting into the number nine role and is out of contract at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Hull FC have been forced to confirm that Jake Clifford is headed to the NRL in 2024 with the North Queensland Cowboys.

Leeds meanwhile have already lost Blake Austin. His Leeds career came to an end in abrupt fashion when he agreed to sign for Castleford Tigers for the rest of 2023.

Former halfback partner Aidan Sezer’s future has now also been confirmed.

On a morning when it has been widely reported that Leeds have drafted in fullback Lachie Miller from the NRL, the news that Sezer is headed home in 2024 has been confirmed.

The 32-year-old will return to the NRL after four seasons in the Super League. He has signed a one year deal with Wests Tigers.

The news means he is officially headed home at the end of the year.

Before moving to England Sezer played 155 games across eight seasons in the NRL, including a Grand Final appearance for the Raiders in 2019.

Wests Tigers assistant coach Benji Marshall, who will move into the head coaching role next season, says Sezer will bring a wealth of experience to the club.

“We are very excited to have a player with Aidan’s experience and calibre to add to what we’re building for our future,” said Marshall.

“He’s a very good person and we look forward to what he can bring to our club on and off the field.

“His experience will complement our youth and he’ll help mentor our younger players, particularly in our spine.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is pleased to welcome Sezer to the club.

“It’s great that Aidan has decided to return to the NRL with us,” said Pascoe.

“On behalf of the club, I welcome Aidan and his family to Wests Tigers.”

Sezer still has a chance left at a big hoorah at Headingley. The Rhinos are now just two points off the play-offs and have the best points difference of any side pushing for a spot in the top six.

The halfback will be key if Leeds are going to find a way to make the play-offs and push to Old Trafford as they did last year.

Last year Sezer missed out on the final after a head injury in the semi-final.