Hetherington: Leeds not after Farah

Leeds boss Gary Hetherington says his club isn’t interested in bringing Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah to Super League in 2017.

The Rhinos have been linked to the out of favour NSW number 9 repeatedly in the past 12 months.

Farah appears to be set to leave the Tigers at the end of this season, with a move to potentially the Rabbitohs or Dragons on the cards.

Hetherington told Love Rugby League that Leeds won’t be joining the race for Farah, with their hooker position now sorted with James Segeyaro.

“No, James Segeyaro has joined us,” he said.

“James has never been to England before, it’s been a big move for him personally, and for us.

“So I think both ourselves and James wanted to make sure he settles in England. The intention is he’s going to be playing for us for many years to come.

“But both parties wanted to make sure that he’d settle in to the club and the environment and the city and everything else. And all the indications are that he’s very settled.”

Segeyaro arrives mid-season from Penrith has made a quick impact at the Rhinos. The 25-year old has scored one try and set four up in four appearances.

“I think the Super League competition suits his style, it suits the way he plays his game,” Hetherington said.

“I think our coaching philosophy is suitng him. So all the indications are that yes he’s going to be a great asset to Leeds Rhinos and the Super League competition.”

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