In one fell swoop Leigh Leopards have gone from having too many overseas quota players to one below the limit.
This comes because the Leopards lost Nene MacDonald to the Leeds Rhinos prior to having to release star man Blake Ferguson.
Thus, they have plenty of cap space, a quota spot and a need to bring in a new outside back. So who could they turn to?
This one may have fallen into Leigh’s lap. Just a week after they lost their two star players, an NRL star has become available who plays in the outside backs. Corey Allan was today released from his deal at the Canterbury Bulldogs. He was previously linked with Super League clubs in May and could make the move now.
Though not a quota player, the Leopards would have to go a long way to find a winger as good as Kyle Evans who is available. Full of power and pace, Evans would be the ideal signing for the Leopards. With the Leopards also interested in bringing in a middle, signing a non-quota winger would be a wise move.
Another winger looking for a new club is NRL veteran Josh Mansour. He showed his continuing ability at the Rugby League World Cup for Lebanon. He is the ideal replacement for Ferguson.