Two more NRL stars set to move to England

Following this morning’s report that Wests Tigers utility Tuimoala Lolohea is weighing up a move to Super League, it appears two more NRL players may be set to join him in England.

Canberra Raiders prop Charlie Gubb and Gold Coast Titans outside back Brendan Elliot are both on the verge of moves, and could arrive in the UK before the transfer deadline later this month.

Gubb, 28, is currently halfway through a one-year deal with Canberra but has struggled to cement a place in their squad, with competition for places in the forwards looking very strong.

He has made just five appearances for the Raiders since joining from New Zealand Warriors at the start of the season and is now open to a move to Super League, with Widnes Vikings believed to be among the clubs interested in his signature.

24-year-old Elliot is also on the fringes in the NRL. Formerly of the Sydney Roosters and Newcastle Knights, he joined the Titans this year but has made just two appearances all season.

Gold Coast Titans outside back Brendan Elliot.

He is therefore desperate for a move to the UK and is reportedly in advanced talks with Leigh Centurions.

NRL bad boy and former Catalans and Salford halfback Todd Carney signed for Hull KR late last week, while NRL halves Blake Austin and Jackson Hastings are also expected to complete moves to Warrington and Salford respectively in the near future.