Manu Ma’u has made quite the impression in Super League since making the move to Hull FC ahead of the 2020 Super League season.
The Tongan enforcer has made a name for himself as one of the most formidable forwards in the competition, with his skittling runs and big hits making him a cult hero in the seats at the MKM Stadium.
However, Ma’u is out of contract at the end of the 2022 Super League season, and the 33-year-old has been linked with a move out of East Yorkshire and there will be no shortage of suitors for the former Parramatta Eels star.
Having said that, it isn’t out of the question – and perhaps the most likely avenue – that Ma’u will go back home and likely sign for an NRL club, or a New South Wales Cup side.
That being said, the Tongan international would be a huge addition to any rival Super League side, with his experience vital and the fact that he hasn’t lost any of his vim and vigour despite being on the wrong side of 30.
It would remain to be seen which side would try and bring him in, with Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers needing new blood, though the latter head coach Lee Radford has spoken of his desire to lower the average of his side moving forward.