Fresh off playing a match-winning hand in his debut for the Cronulla Sharks last weekend, Orange product Dan Mortimer appears set to leave the club for the English Super League.
It’s been reported Mortimer, now 28 and at his fourth NRL club after stints with Parramatta, the Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast, will link with the Leigh Centurions on a two-year-deal.
The move would be made mid-season.
Mortimer, after being plagued by a knee injury in the opening half of the NRL season, made his debut for Cronulla in Saturday’s win over the Wests Tigers.
He was superb, setting up Jayson Bukuya’s 79th-minute match-winner with a deft grubber, which had coach Shane Flanagan singing his praises.
“I thought his experience and the way he brought players onto the ball out of dummy-half in that 30-minute stint was outstanding,” Cronulla’s mentor said after the game.