Why would Leniu leave the Panthers & head to NZ? Only reason would be money & that would then be a big gamble for us paying up for a bloke who averages 23 minutes of game time as an impact player for the strongest pack in the comp. He’s only 22 however does our track record of developing players fill anyone with confidence that Leniu wouldn’t just go down the same path as nearly every young player that the Warriors has attempted to develop over the last decade? Leniu is great in the Panthers system however I’d be willing to bet he would fail at the Warriors.
Yeah it seems to spell potential disaster really - young bloke in a star studded team with a minimal role off the bench, that we would likely have to offer decent coin to bring over.
Given that we wouldn't get him til 2024, and we have several young players capable of playing a similar 20-25 minute impact role off the bench from 2024, it would be a no from me.