Hall to depart Rhinos

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A move is nearing for Ryan Hall to leave Super League to play in the NRL with Sydney Roosters.

With his current deal set to expire at the end of this season, rumours have been rife that the 30-year-old would depart Leeds with Hull KR being one club linked while a code-switch to rugby union has also been mooted. However, reports are suggesting that the England winger is expected to join Sydney Roosters to replace the departing Blake Ferguson ahead of the 2019 campaign.

The six-time Super League winner has scored in excess of 200 tries for his hometown club while Hall also boasts a remarkable try scoring record at international level with 36 tries in 38 appearances for England. His imminent departure would probably be followed by the rumoured arrival on a permanent basis of Luke Briscoe at Leeds who has featured twice for the Rhinos this season after joining from dual-registration partners Featherstone. That, however, may not be the news fans of the Headingley team would want to hear – questions will no doubt be raised regarding whether a winger who has starred at Championship level recently is capable of stepping into Hall’s sizeable shoes and it may well be that Leeds go hunting for a winger with a greater reputation.

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