Leeds Rhinos boss Rohan Smith addresses Ash Handley speculation – Total Rugby League

LEEDS RHINOS head coach Rohan Smith has dismissed speculation over Ash Handley’s future.

At the weekend, French publication The Independent claimed Catalans Dragons are eyeing the Leeds winger as a direct replacement for Tom Johnstone and Tom Davies, who are at Wakefield Trinity and Hull KR respectively.

Handley’s contract with Leeds runs until the end of the 2026 Super League season, meaning any potential deal would have to come with a hefty transfer fee.

The Rhinos winger has also played his entire career at Headingley and has scored eight tries in eight appearances so far in 2024, but Smith has no intention of losing the winger.

Smith said: “I am not aware of any of this speculation. I can’t add anything there.

“He is a senior player in our group who is playing well and is contracted for a few years, so I am not sure where the speculation would come from.

“He’s a big part of what we do there and the work he’s done here has been testament to him. He is not a player I would want to lose.”

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