We’re hearing that Leeds and Widnes are the two English Super League teams leading the race for the signature of Wests Tigers workhorse Chris Heighington.
Heighington qualifies for an English passport because of his mother and is an attractive option for the Pommy clubs who would not have to worry about a spot being taken up on their overseas quota.
Despite denials from Tigers officials, Heighington has been told he can sniff around for a deal overseas in 2012.
Heighington is hugely popular at the Tigers and one of the favourites among teammates at Concord.
Adam Blair, the man who is set to take up a huge stash of cash out of the Tigers cap and forced Bryce Gibbs, Andrew Fifita and Todd Payten – and possibly Heighington – to move on, is still to put pen to paper.