As of yesterday, players entering the last year of their deals in the NRL can agree terms with rivals clubs for 2024 and beyond.
This means plenty of ex-Super League stars are looking for a new club going into 2024. Here’s the biggest names amongst them
Former Huddersfield Giants halfback Matt Frawley is at the Canberra Raiders at present after he left Huddersfield Giants at the end of 2019 having made 22 appearances. After two seasons at Canberra, Frawley’s contract is entering its final year which means he can agree terms with a new club.
After Matt Prior’s retirement, it means that both overseas props who helped Leeds Rhinos to the Challenge Cup in 2020 have now left the club. Seaumanufagai left Headingley after a year and a half at Leeds due to the pandemic and has impressed at Canterbury who will likely want to keep him.
Also at Canterbury is former Super League Champion and Harry Sunderland Award winner Luke Thompson has shone since joining the Bulldogs from St Helens. Yes, the Bulldogs nearly offloaded him with Wests Tigers and Melbourne Storm interested due to salary cap issues, but his value saw him stay. Now his future is open once again but he seems set to stay in the NRL after telling Serious About Rugby League he has “unfinished business” down under.
The former Castleford Tigers youngster has struggled with injuries down under but a player of high potential he’ll no doubt be in high demand both in the NRL and Super League.
Perhaps the highest profile ex-Super League player now available to agree terms with a new club is 2019 Man of Steel Jackson Hastings. The former Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors halfback is at Wests Tigers and is one of three halfbacks entering the last 12 months of their deal. With the Tigers chasing Mitchell Moses, at least one of these will likely leave the club. Hastings may also be persuaded to leave due to his desire to nail down a number seven shirt in the NRL.