The rumour mill is going into overdrive lately about which players will be making the move to different clubs with the NRL also heavily involved.
A number of stars have already been confirmed or are being speculated to be joining Super League either now or from 2023 onwards with Wests Tigers forward Thomas Mikaele and fullback Matt Dufty joining Warrington Wolves whilst others such as Wade Graham have been linked.
With the Daily Telegraph previously noting 16 NRL playmakers who are out of contract at the end of 2022, some Super League clubs are bound to be interested as young English playmakers are incredibly hard to come by.
The 16 on the list were: Matt Frawley, Ben Hampton, Lachlan Lam, Matt Moylan, Hayze Perham, Jaeman Salmon, Simi Sasagi, Billy Walters, Phoenix Crossland, Kurt Falls, Cooper Johns, Albert Kelly, Jock Madden, Anthony Milford, Sean O‘Sullivan, Brandon Wakeham.
However, Lachlan Lam has made the move to his father’s team, Leigh Centurions, in the Championship, whilst Anthony Milford will stay in the NRL alongside Sean O’Sullivan who has signed for the Dolphins for 2023 with Matt Moylan signing a new deal at Cronulla Sharks.
Interestingly, Lam was linked with a move to Leigh earlier in the year but that was rubbished by all concerned whilst there is a familiar name for Super League fans with Albert Kelly.
The former Hull FC man joined Brisbane Broncos ahead of the 2021 season and impressed enough to be given a deal until the end of 2022, but with the riches of playmakers at Red Hill, it’s unlikely he will continue at Brisbane.
Also a name that Huddersfield Giants fans will remember is Matt Frawley who made 22 appearances for the Giants back in 2019.
Jock Madden is expected to sign elsewhere in the NRL with him impressing in his stint at Wests Tigers so far, but the remaining 12 are yet to sign on.