BREAKING: Former Falcon set to sign with Richmond for the 2024 AFL Season

Mykelti Lefau is on the verge of making a remarkable move to the AFL by securing a contract with Richmond for the 2024 season.

RICHMOND is gearing up to offer a rookie contract to ex-rugby league player Mykelti Lefau on the last day of the pre-season supplementary signing period (SSP).

Lefau and WAFL forward Mitch Schofield have been training with the Tigers throughout the summer, both vying for a spot on Richmond’s list.

Both players took part in Richmond’s match simulation against Melbourne on Sunday, and word has it that the Tigers have chosen Lefau before the SSP deadline today.

Lefau scored a nifty goal in the fourth quarter against the Demons on Sunday, showcasing his athleticism and footy instincts.

The 23-year-old made the move from Auckland to Melbourne in 2012, spending time in Melbourne Storm’s development program before opting for Australian Football over rugby league.

He played some games for the Casey Demons before the pandemic, then returned to local football where he represented St Kilda City in the Southern Football League.

Joining Richmond’s VFL program before the 2022 season, Lefau played six games before an anterior cruciate ligament tear cut short his first season with the Tigers.

After a lengthy recovery, the 195cm, 96kg utility player made a comeback in June, playing 11 VFL games to get his career back on track.

Stay tuned for more updates…