The Weekend Wrap on RL News brings you the best comment and speculation from across the Rugby League media.

Sunday 17 November

League Express’ Matt Shaw is reporting that Huddersfield have offered Kruise Leeming to other clubs after the hooker handed in a transfer request. Shaw writes: “The Giants made other clubs aware of his availability after he informed them of his desire to leave, with Leeds Rhinos the only club that has currently expressed an interest in the Swaziland-born talent.”

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Lee Radford says he is impressed with the new faces in his squad after a tough opening two weeks of pre-season. Adam Swift, Jordan Johnstone and Joe Cator have all been in since day one and are impressing their new coach. Radford told hullfc.com: “In terms of their physical fitness, they have been top draw around the place.”

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League Weekly’s John Davidson understands that Toronto Wolfpack have now set their sights on Nathaniel Peteru following his departure from Leeds. Davidson writes: “McDermott is an admirer of the prop and signed him at the Rhinos at the end of 2017 on a three-year deal.”

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Elliott Whitehead admits that the Great Britain squad have let themselves down after a string of poor performances saw them end their tour with a four loss whitewash. He told The Telegraph’s Ross Heppenstall: “I think all the boys know we’ve let ourselves down. We’ll go away and hopefully we can come back next year as a group and fix stuff up.”

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Jayden Brailey admits he was nervous about his move to Newcastle Knights from Cronulla following the sudden departure of Nathan Brown, but has been made comfortable by new boss Adam O’Brien. “As soon as I moved up here and the Roosters’ season finished up Adam wanted to catch up for a coffee and he made me feel extremely comfortable. He let me know I was in his plans and he was excited to have me. That put the mind to bed straight away,” the former Sharks hooker said to NRL.com.

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck admits he is honoured to be crowned the 2019 Golden Boot winner after a series of outstanding performances for the Kiwis. He said: “Thank you to the IRL, NZRL and of course my family as without their love and support none of this would be possible. This year’s campaign has been one to remember, and although being away from my family was difficult, this makes it all worth it, this award is for them.”