Update on Leeds Rhinos’ interest in Josh Reynolds

Leeds Rhinos are not in the hunt for Josh Reynolds.

Reports in Australia emerged over the weekend linking the Rhinos with a move for the Wests Tigers halfback along with Wigan Warriors.

But League Express understands Leeds will not be making a play for the 31-year-old, with the club’s halfback spots full for next season.

Luke Gale, Rob Lui and Callum McLelland are all under contract, while Richie Myler’s future is up in the air as a result of Toronto’s predicament. Coach Richard Agar has said previously the Rhinos are monitoring that situation.

Meanwhile, Agar has received another injury blow in the shape of Cameron Smith.

The ball-playing forward has suffered a broken jaw after a freak training ground accident.

He underwent surgery on Friday, with the Rhinos waiting to discover the length of his expected rehabilitation.

“He’s a big part of what we do and he’s a great kid,” coach Richard Agar said.

“He caught a glance; contact is a necessary evil and we felt we needed a couple of intense bursts. We had a high intensity contact session and he just caught what seemed an innocuous hit and felt it straight away.

“He’s got a crack in his jaw. We don’t know the full extent of the outcome, but it’s a blow. We had a terrific response from the players and it left a lot of people feeling gutted at the end of the week.”

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