Three players Leeds Rhinos could use their sizeable cap space and quota spot on following fullback exodus

Officially right now Leeds Rhinos have no cap space left for 2023 but the impending exit of two fullbacks could change all of that.

According to Leeds Live this morning, the Rhinos are set to let go of Jack Walker who will join Bradford Bulls but the decision comes too late to enable Leeds to keep Zak Hardaker who, due to the lack of cap space, has signed elsewhere for 2023.

So, this will leave Leeds will sizeable cap space and, due to the departure of Bodene Thompson, a quota spot to use.

So, here’s three players Leeds Rhinos could use this cap space on going into 2023.

Nene MacDonald
MacDonald has long been linked with a move to Leeds after scoring tries for fun at Leigh Centurions as they secured promotion to Super League. A Rohan Smith player at Norths Devils, MacDonald has a good relationship with Smith and is a wrecking ball centre as Leeds have had in the recent past in the shape of Konrad Hurrell. Still needing a replacement for Liam Sutcliffe, especially after the loss of Zak Hardaker, a centre is likely and MacDonald could be at the top of the list. However, he is officially contracted to Leigh for next year but a sum of money could help change that.

Ricky Leutele
Leutele’s future is still unclear after a brilliant season at Huddersfield. In the same mould as MacDonald, Leutele is available right now but no confirmation as to his destination has been forthcoming. Wigan appear out of the race but Catalans and Leigh most likely are chasing him. But now with extra cap space, Leeds could pull the trigger on a move for the centre.

Wade Graham
Despite centre being a clear priority, there are those who believe Leeds need another forward and that could come in the shape of NRL veteran Wade Graham who still has no club for 2023 after leaving Cronulla. 31 years of age, he would be another big name to go alongside Matt Prior and Zane Tetevano.

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