Gale linked with Trinity

Luke Gale could wind up at Wakefield following Leeds Rhinos’ moves for fellow halfbacks Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin.

The Rhinos have landed Huddersfield’s 2020 Super League Dream Team member Sezer on a two-year contract to start next season.

Meanwhile Austin, who was with Sezer at Canberra before joining Warrington, has agreed twelve-month terms at Emerald Headingley for 2022.

That has left a question mark against the future of Gale, who has a further year to go on the contract he signed when joining from Castleford ahead of last season.

And League Express understands a switch to Trinity is a possibility for the 33-year-old England international, who has also played for Doncaster, Harlequins (now London Broncos) and Bradford.

It’s been a tough few weeks for Gale, who was stripped of the Leeds captaincy following his bust-up with coach Richard Agar in the wake of the 27-18 defeat at Catalans Dragons in mid-July.

He then had to serve a one-match ban after making contact with referee Chris Kendall during the 27-26 home defeat by Warrington before being forced off early in Friday’s 46-10 win at Leigh with a knee injury.

Agar, who last week learned Liam Sutcliffe faces six months out with a knee injury, also saw another centre, Konrad Hurrell, limp off against Leigh.

Leeds have prop Mikolaj Oledzki (foot) and second row Alex Mellor (knee) ruled out for the season, and Agar said:

“We’re guessing at a medial injury for Luke, hopefully it’s low grade.

“Konrad has a boot on his foot, so I’m not sure what else this year can throw at us.”

Agar hopes Covid-hit captain and forward Matt Prior will be back for Thursday’s home derby against Huddersfield.

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