Leeds Rhinos Overseas Recruits Update: Optimism Amid Challenges

Leeds Rhinos Optimistic as Overseas Recruits Settle In

Leeds Rhinos made several high-profile international signings during the offseason, including Matt Frawley, Brodie Croft, Paul Momirovski, and Lachie Miller. While the new recruits have shown flashes of promise, their start to life at Headingley has been somewhat inconsistent.

Standout Performers and Injury Concerns

Croft has been the standout performer so far, though his impact has been disrupted by injury. Momirovski has also looked solid when available, though fitness issues have limited his playing time. Miller has demonstrated electric ball-handling skills, but his lack of top-flight experience has been evident at times.

The Scrutiny on Matt Frawley

The most scrutinized of the new arrivals has been half-back Frawley, who was brought in to provide organizational leadership. Frawley has faced criticism from fans for his performances, and was even dropped for the victory over London. However, the Australian playmaker produced a much-improved showing in Leeds’ recent win against Castleford, offering hope that he is starting to find his feet.

“Probably. Yeah, probably. I think he’s had some good solid performances, and today he got the sort of fruits of playing short and using his lead runner. So he’s come up with some really good plays. He had a really good week in preparation, and it was nice to see that actioned as well on the pitch.”

Frawley, who previously had a spell with Huddersfield Giants, has made 12 appearances for the Rhinos so far this season, scoring two tries and providing four try assists.

Looking Ahead

As the new-look Leeds side continues to gel, fans will be hoping that Frawley and his fellow recruits can find greater consistency and help propel the Rhinos up the Super League table in the coming weeks.

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