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3 Super League clubs that may sign Warrington Wolves half after Sam Burgess admission

Warrington Wolves Super League Josh Drinkwater

Warrington Wolves look set to lose a key member in their playmaking efforts ahead of the next Super League season.

Being out of contract at the end of the season, Josh Drinkwater is currently free to negotiate with other sides for next year.

Added on to that, it now looks like he’s likely to leave, as the side have salary cap worries, as confirmed recently by Sam Burgess.

The head coach said: “Salary caps are a really hard thing to manage. Unfortunately, he’s going to be squeezed out here, I think, over time with Leon coming through underneath.”

With that in mind, here are three Super League clubs that may secure his signing for 2025.

3 Super League clubs that may sign Josh Drinkwater

Salford Red Devils

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The club clearly doesn’t have a huge amount of money compared to their peers, and have had to lose big names such as Andy Ackers and Brodie Croft to Leeds and Tyler Dupree to Wigan.

With Cade Cust reportedly a target for Hull FC ahead of next season, both a quota spot and a half-back spot may be about to open up for the Red Devils, making this a potential signing for them.

The sticking point could be that he has a similar style to Sneyd – being an organiser with a good kicking game, the club may look for a slightly different type of player to play alongside the man they’ve now got until 2026.

They’ve had some great results this season though – at some point, to keep up strong performances, they’ll need big signings.

St Helens

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Having one of the strongest squads in Super League, there are very few players from within British sides that would make a genuine improvement to their side.

However, with Lewis Dodd leaving, a space has opened up – they need to sign another half.

Moses Mybe, likely to remain with Saints next year, has been impressive in his recent appearances in the role, but they may prefer to keep him as an option to play at hooker.

Either way, they’ll be down an option in the halves, and Drinkwater knows how to perform in a side competing at the top end of the table.

Castleford Tigers

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One of only a few Super League sides that currently have a quota spot available, this would be a remarkable signing for Craig Lingard’s team.

Now that Charbel Tasipale haerss left, there’s one remaining, with Jacob Miller and Tex Hoy the playmarkers currently taking other spaces.

After investment, there’s a chance that the Tigers have the financial pulling power for the move, and they have plenty of cap space left.

Now with very few half-back options, after Danny Richardson’s departure, it’s likely that Cas will look to use the quota space in this role: although Milnes has improved of late, Jacob Miller is still struggling to impress: and the only other player that has started in the halves for Cas this year is Paul McShane.

The problem could be that the Tigers’ problems have more been with the forward pack this year, and may decide to use the quota spot on strengthening there.

However, could this be a potential move out of left-field?
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