The Elite One Championship is becoming more and more appealing with the likes of Corey Norman and James Maloney heading there.
Seven players who played in Super League last year have made the move over to the competition.
Here they all are:
Benjamin Jullien: Catalans Dragons – Pia XIII Baroudeur
The former Warrington Wolves second-row, despite being a key member of the Dragons’ squad in recent years, was released by the club and headed to Pia. He is also learning his trade as a fireman.
Dean Whare: Catalans Dragons – Pia XIII Baroudeur
Whare was released by the Dragons as well and linked with a move to Wigan Warriors but instead signed for Pia in the Elite One Championship.
Morgan Escare: Salford Red Devils – Carcassonne
Since leaving for Carcassone, Morgan Escare has excelled scoring tries for fun and turning them into genuine title contenders.
Jason Clark: Warrington Wolves – Limoux Grizzlies
An experienced forward who did a brilliant job at Warrington Wolves during his time there, he too heads to the Elite One Championship like James Maloney and Corey Norman and other Australians before him as well as former Leeds Rhinos hooker James Segeyaro.
Tony Gigot: Toulouse Olympique – Albi
A Lance Todd Trophy winner in 2018 as Catalans Dragons won the Challenge Cup, a key figure in French rugby league, it feels right that he should head to their top competition.
Mitch Garbutt: Toulouse Olympique – Saint-Gaudens
A two-time Super League Champion is now doing very well as a player coach at Saint-Gaudens. The former Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR man is showing is intelligence for coaching already.
Corey Norman: Toulouse Olympique – Lezignan
After starring for Toulouse last year, Norman has taken his love for France to the next level by following James Maloney to Lezignan.