It was reported by notorious Australian journalist The Mole of Wide World of Sports that NRL clubs are interest in bringing former Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos halfback and Salford Red Devils star Brodie Croft.
NRL clubs, under the rules of their competition, can approach Croft for a move in 2024 with the Super League star set to stay at the AJ Bell Stadium in 2023.
Rugby League Live have today reported that the Red Devils are attempting to tie him down for beyond next season, but that won’t stop other clubs coming in and trying to sign him for 2024 and beyond. So, here’s five clubs who could try and sign Croft for 2024 and beyond.
Perhaps the last piece of the jigsaw at the rebuilding Canterbury Bulldogs moving forward is a top notch halfback. They’ve tried Kyle Flanagan but things don’t seem to have clicked with the former rumoured Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC target. They are reportedly interested in Parramatta Eels star Mitchell Moses but failing that they could consider a move for Brodie Croft.
Speaking of the Eels, if they were to lose Moses for 2024, they could consider a move for Croft as his replacement to go alongside Dylan Brown if they can fend off potential suitors for the stand-off.
Though the Tigers have allowed former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils halfback Jackson Hastings to move to the Newcastle Knights to play Luke Brooks at seven, ex-Hull KR boss Tim Sheens doesn’t appear sold on Brooks given his interest in Moses. Like the Bulldogs they too could consider Croft as an alternative.
The NRL’s newest club are looking for big name signings especially to add something to the core of their team. After missing out on Cameron Munster and co, a move for Croft could be smart for The Dolphins.
English clubs could be queuing up to sign Croft based on last season but perhaps none more so that Leeds with their two halfbacks entering the last year of their deals in the shape of Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer.