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“There is absolutely no truth to it” – Rohan Smith shuts down shock transfer rumour

Former Warrington Wolves star Tyrone Roberts

Reports emerged yesterday from Leeds Live that Leeds Rhinos were interested in Tyrone Roberts.

Roberts has played on the biggest stages in British rugby league.

Halfback Roberts joined Warrington Wolves at the end of 2017 ahead of the 2018 season, and the move would prove to yield plenty of reward as he got to play in both major finals although unfortunately for the halfback neither game saw him lift silverware.

Roberts’ Wolves were the overwhelming favourites at Wembley against Catalans who produced an upset to make history and lift the sport’s oldest trophy for the first time.

Then, this time as the underdogs, Warrington were undone by Wigan at Old Trafford in a 12-4 defeat to the Warriors at the Theatre of Dreams.

That was his last appearance for the Wolves before joining Gold Coast prior to a switch to Brisbane in 2022.

Roberts made his debut for the Broncos in Round One of the NRL against Sydney as Brisbane shocked the Roosters with a number of key players missing.

Roberts has only made one more NRL appearance since then playing the majority of his time in the Broncos’ feeder team Norths Devils.

There was talk yesterday that Leeds could sign Roberts as a replacement for Aidan Sezer.

However Rohan Smith said today: “There is absolutely no truth” in these reports.

He said: “I’ve known Tyrone since 2007 or 2008, maybe when he’d taken himself to Newcastle.

“We’ve crossed paths a few times at the Titans and at the Norse Devils, but that one has absolutely no truth to it.

“The last time I spoke to Tyrone, there was a couple of texts in and around the Norse Devils grand final last year when they went back to back. That was the extent of it.

“Tyrone’s a great kid, had a lot of time for him. kid at all that time frame but we’ve had absolutely no correspondence as far as the contract goes so I’m not quite sure where that one surfaced from.”

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