It’s always interesting at this time of year with deals still to be done for the 2023 season.
For those players who are out of contract, it is always a difficult time with your career and life essentially on the line as clubs look to tinker with their squads in order to build an improved squad.
There are currently 71 players in the NRL who currently don’t have a deal Down Under, including two fullbacks, 11 wingers, 13 centres, four stand offs, seven scrum halves, 15 props, four hookers, 13 second rowers and two loose forwards
Could any of these make the move to Super League?
Steven Marsters, Will Smith
Kane Bradley, Christian Crichton, Moala Graham-Taufa, Tuipulotu Katoa, Josh Mansour, Corey Oates, Jaxson Paulo, Junior Ratuva, Young Tonumaipea
Mawene Hiroti, Delouise Hoeter, Reece Hoffman, William Kei, Esan Marsters, Taane Milne, Tautau Moga, Brayden Musgrove, Solomone Naiduki, James Roberts, Tommy Talau, Isaiah Tass, Izaac Thompson
Daejarn Asi, Hayze Perham, Jaeman Salmon, Billy Walters
Phoenix Crossland, Kurt Falls, Cooper Johns, Albert Kelly, Jock Madden, Brandon Wakeham, Sam Williams
Morgan Boyle, Herman Ese’ese, Poasa Faamausili, Andrew Fifita, Lachlan Gale, Ryan James, Matthew Lodge, Dunamis Lui, Jordan McLean, Franklin Pele, Emry Pere, Pasami Saulo, James Tamou, Martin Taupau, Aiden Tolman
Manase Fainu, Temple Kalepo, Jayden Nikorima, Jake Turpin
Billy Burns, Angus Crichton, Andrew Davey, Matt Doorey, Tom Eisenhuth, Jackson Ford, Jack Gosiewski, Wade Graham, Chris Lewis, Jack Murchie, Kevin Proctor, Joe Stimson, Jackson Topine
Matthew Eisenhuth, Pride Petterson-Robati
Two of those mentioned above have already been linked with moves to Super League, including Penrith’s Matthew Eisenhuth and Gold Coast Titans’ Esan Marsters.
Kevin Proctor and Will Smith are both named on the list, though neither have an NRL contract at present following releases from the Titans, too.
Smith is, of course, currently on a deal with Hull FC until the end of the season.