Forward Trent Merrin is reportedly set to walk out on English Super League club Leeds with the intent of making an NRL comeback.
After more than 200 NRL games for the Dragons and Panthers, the 29-year-old accepted a four-year deal to make the move to England late last year but is set to quit after making only 10 appearances for the Rhinos.
Reports regarding Merrin’s happiness in his new surroundings have swirled in recent times, with some suggesting he and the Dragons have had dialogue gauging his interest in returning to his first NRL club.
While nothing has been confirmed by club or player at this stage, it has been reported the Dragons view Merrin as a ready-made replacement for the suspended Jack de Belin and the injured Tyson Frizell.
The Dragons have won two straight games to even their win-loss record at 2-2, which sees them sitting 10th on the ladder.