Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson admits Ricky Leutele - Rugby League News

Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson admits Ricky Leutele – Rugby League News

Ricky Leutele has been one of the most impressive signings of recent seasons for Huddersfield Giants.

After moving to John Smith’s Stadium ahead of the 2021 Super League season, Leutele has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most potent attacking threats in the entire league.

It is therefore not surprising that the powerful center is attracting interest both domestically and abroad.

That said, Watson is keen to keep Leutele at the club – and why wouldn’t he? Although the former Salford Red Devils boss was keen to point out the practical impossibilities of wage-capped sport.

“We spoke with Ricky and his agent, but he wants to stay and we want him to stay too,” Watson said.

“We are in a salary-capped sport and it is impossible to go where some players want to go.”

Watson was also keen to point out that few new names will be heading to John Smith Stadium for 2023.

“We don’t need to do lots of signings, we just need to build on what we have,”

Whether or not Leutele will sign on the dotted line for Huddersfield remains to be seen, especially when The mole to The world of sports previously reporting that Leutele wants to return to the NRL.

Of course, the Samoan international was part of the Cronulla Sharks side that won their first-ever Premiership title in 2016, with Leutele forever remembered as the one who made the final tackle in the 2016 Grand Final just at the when Melbourne seemed to go. snatch the game.

At Huddersfield, the 32-year-old has become a cult hero with his brilliant attacking threat and big hits in defense that get the crowd going.

As such, other Super League clubs have also reportedly sniffed around the towering center with Leutele a likely candidate for the Super League Dream Team at the end of the year, despite his recent serious injury.

Sky Sports pundit Brian Carney revealed Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons were after the center earlier in the year but Watson revealed he hadn’t heard of any such thing.

Still, Huddersfield will want to get a deal done as soon as possible.

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