Leigh Leopards Embark on Roster Overhaul for 2025 Super League Season

The Leigh Leopards are undergoing a significant roster overhaul ahead of the 2025 Super League season, with a host of high-profile players departing the club. As the team looks to rebuild under the leadership of Adrian Lam, they are actively exploring the recruitment market to strengthen their squad and position themselves for success in the upcoming campaign.

Leigh Leopards Brace for Roster Overhaul Ahead of 2025 Super League Season

As the 2025 Super League season approaches, the Leigh Leopards find themselves facing a significant roster overhaul. With a host of high-profile players departing, the Leigh Sports Village is set to witness a changing of the guard under the leadership of Adrian Lam.

According to the latest from Love Rugby League, the Leopards currently have just 16 players under contract for the upcoming season. This includes key positions such as fullback (Gareth O’Brien), wings (Josh Charnley, Umyla Hanley, Darnell McIntosh), and half-backs (Matt Moylan, Lachlan Lam, Ben McNamara).

However, the club has a staggering 14 players whose futures are yet to be officially resolved, including the likes of Zak Hardaker, Ricky Leutele, and Jack Hughes. The departures of John Asiata and Tom Amone have already been confirmed, while Hardaker, Ed Chamberlain, and Oli Holmes are joining Hull FC.

This significant roster turnover has opened up significant cap space for the Leopards, and they appear poised to be aggressive in the recruitment market. Love Rugby League has revealed that the club has secured the signing of Newcastle Knights’ David Armstrong, who is expected to take over the fullback role in 2025.

Additionally, reports from Rugby League Live have linked Leigh with an ambitious move for out-of-contract Leeds forward Rhyse Martin. With three quota spaces still available, the Leopards have the flexibility to explore the NRL for potential targets.

Key Focus Areas for the Leopards

The key area of focus for the Leopards appears to be the centre position, with the future of Ricky Leutele uncertain and Zak Hardaker‘s departure. Strengthening the back row and front row depth are also identified as priorities for the club.

As things stand, the Leigh Leopards’ 2025 lineup could feature David Armstrong, Josh Charnley, Darnell McIntosh, Gareth O’Brien, Umyla Hanley, Matt Moylan, Lachlan Lam, Robbie Mulhern, Edwin Ipape, Aaron Pene, Frankie Halton, Louis Brogan, and Owen Trout. However, the club still has significant work to do in the coming months to finalize their 2025 squad.

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