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Every Super League player who left for the Championship in 2023

A huge 14 players from Super League clubs headed to the Championship in 2023.

Keighley Cougars have made a huge five signings from the 12 current Super League clubs whilst Featherstone Rovers and Bradford Bulls have made three each.

Here is every player to leave Super League behind for the Championship only considering players who played Super League rugby last year.

Mathieu Cozza: Catalans Dragons – Featherstone Rovers
A great young French forward, Sean Long will have worked with him in the France set up. He adds to the Rovers pack.

Michael Lawrence: Huddersfield Giants – Bradford Bulls
Gone from Huddersfield Giants skipper to Bradford Bulls captain. Could he help them to Super League promotion?

Jordan Johnstone: Hull FC – Widnes Vikings
Jordan Johnstone returns to Widnes after a strong spell at Hull FC. He is an exciting signing for the Vikings.

Luke Gale: Hull FC -Keighley Cougars
In the most surprising transfer story of the winter, former Man of Steel Luke Gale heads to Keighley Cougars in 2023.

Ben Crooks: Hull KR – Keighley Cougars
He will be joined by the versatile Ben Crooks who leaves Hull KR for the Cougars in 2023.

Will Maher: Hull KR – Halifax Panthers
Another Hull KR player heading to the Championship is Will Maher. The former Castleford Tigers forward joins Halifax Panthers for 2023.

Bodene Thompson: Leeds Rhinos – Bradford Bulls
Bodene Thompson’s final game for Leeds Rhinos was the Super League Grand Final, He will now take on the role of vice-captain at Bradford.

Jack Walker: Leeds Rhinos – Bradford Bulls
He will be joined by Leeds teammate Jack Walker. Walker is still the youngest ever Super League Champion after helping Leeds to the title in 2017.

Elijah Taylor: Salford Red Devils – Featherstone Rovers
The Salford skipper leaves Salford behind to join Championship side Featherstone. This came after reported interest from Wakefield.

Greg Burke: Salford Red Devils – Barrow Raiders
A new adventure for the experienced Greg Burke. The former Wigan Warriors man takes on a contract at Barrow.

Sitaleki Akauola: Salford Red Devils – Toulouse Olympique
A third Salford player leaves for the Championship in the shape of former Warrington Wolves Akauola who can play on the wing and at prop.

Sadiq Adebiyi: Wakefield Trinity – Keighley Cougars
The young forward is one of two Wakefield players to add to the exciting Keighley squad.

Brad Walker: Wakefield Trinity – Keighley Cougars
He is joined by Brad Walker at his new club. Walker leaves Wakefield to make the short trip over to Keighley.

Kyle Amor: St Helens – Widnes Vikings
After being key to St Helens success, Amor went to Warrington Wolves on loan. Now he joins Widnes Vikings for 2023.

On top of these 14, four players from the newly promoted Leigh return to the Championship:

Caleb Aekins: Leigh Leopards – Featherstone Rovers
After helping Leigh to Super League, Aekins will now look to do the same with Featherstone Rovers in 2023.

Mark Ioane: Leigh Leopards – Keighley Cougars
He will be joined by Mark Ioane who is one of the five Keighley Super League signings.

Ata Hingano: Leigh Leopards – York RLFC
The third Leigh player heading to the Championship is of course former Salford Red Devils halfback Ata Hingano. He joins York.

Keiran Dixon: Leigh Leopards – Widnes Vikings
A former Hull KR star is headed to pastures new. Dixon leaves Leigh for Widnes.

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