The latest on Leeds Rhinos’ reported chase of halfback Kyle Flanagan

Kyle Flanagan will not be joining Leeds Rhinos with his dad, Shane.

That’s according to the Daily Telegraph which has revealed that Canterbury Bulldogs henchmen Phil Gould and Trent Barrett wanted Flanagan to gain key confidence and morale in the reserves before being turned out in first grade in 2022.

That first grade game came against Penrith Panthers, where Flanagan performed well.

And, now his father, Shane, has spoken out about Kyle’s hardships in the past few years.

“I met with Gus last year and he said, ‘We need to reset him, we need to get him started again, he had a tough year last year and was playing in a side getting a lot of points put on them’,” Flanagan senior told the Daily Telegraph.

“He’s changed his game, he’s changed the way he is playing, so he needed to go back to NSW Cup and enjoy himself.

“Gus said he’d work really hard, work on a few things and once he got them right he’d be back in first grade. To his credit, he stuck to his word and has been working with Kyle.

“Trent said exactly the same thing, that he’d go back for a month or so – he left it a bit open – and be back in first grade. To his word, he is back in first grade.”

For Leeds – if they were ever interested – it is a case of going back to the drawing board.

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2 months ago

Don’t bother quoting Phil Rothfield and The Daily Telegraph.

They are full of crap most of the time.