Leigh Centurions close in on Gold Coast Titans forward


Leigh Centurions are understood to have finalised a deal to bring Sam Stone to the club.

Rugby League Live revealed earlier this month the Leythers were in advanced talks with the back-rower, who is currently at Gold Coast Titans.

Now, a deal is thought to have been finalised and Stone will arrive at LSV once he has received his visa.

Interim head coach Kurt Haggerty confirmed this week that the club was closing in on two overseas signings. Outside back Nene Macdonald is another player who has been on the club’s radar.

“We are very close to getting a couple over the line from overseas,” Haggerty said.

“I would say within the next two weeks or so.

“The recruitment drive has really started from within. We are constantly speaking to agents at the moment, they want clarity for their players as we do for our own so the ball is very much rolling in that sense.”

Stone, who is the son of former Huddersfield Giants head coach Rick, is currently working under former St Helens coach Justin Holbrook at the Titans.

The 23-year-old has made four appearances so far this season and has 39 NRL appearances to his name, scoring three tries.

His arrival will bring reward to months of work by owner Derek Beaumont, who has been working tirelessly to bring in overseas recruits throughout the season.

Back-row has been a major focus recruitment wise throughout the season, with Stone being the answer Leigh have been searching for.

It’s hoped that he will be able to arrive in the country in the next couple of weeks.

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