Reports have emerged recently that electric fullback Daine Laurie could be headed to Super League.
The 23-year-old has rapid pace and has the “x-factor” according to outspoken pundit Phil Gould.
The Canterbury Bulldogs chief said any side would be smart to make a move for him.
The fullback started his career at Penrith Panthers, one of the best clubs for producing stars.
He joined Wests Tigers in 2021 after a handful of appearances with the Panthers.
He has scored 10 tries in 40 games for the Tigers but could be bound for Super League and the Tigers look to rebalance their salary cap.
But if he ended up in Super League, which clubs are likely to sign him?
The most important area for Leeds to address moving forward is their spine. Their backs and their pack are both relatively young in average age but their spine has an average of over 30. If Laurie joined the club he could replace one of their out of contract halfbacks with Richie Myler capable of replacing them.
Though the Dragons have Arthur Mourgue tied down, the Dragons are set to lose Sam Tomkins in 2024 as he retires. So adding Laurie would be a savvy signing and Mourgue and Laurie could play well alongside one another.
The Tigers could be set to lose Niall Evalds at the end of 2023 with Hull KR interested. Thus, they could look for a replacement and could therefore consider a move for Laurie.