Five free agents who shone in the World Cup including ex-Leeds Rhinos target and man with Huddersfield Giants links

The Rugby League World Cup is now over but plenty of its stars are still looking for clubs in 2023.

So, here’s five off contract players who caught the eye during the Rugby League World Cup.

Kyle Evans
Many have been surprised that Kyle Evans hasn’t got a club for 2023 and even more so that Wakefield Trinity have yet to keep him. However, with the club having a number of wingers and in the market for forwards, his future is open. He shone for Wales in the World Cup especially against Tonga as he scored a superb breakaway try.

Steven Marsters
In the same group, Steven Marsters was no stranger to the tryline either and was very potent when kicking goals. A physical threat, he could very well follow his cousin to Super League after Esan Marsters signed for Huddersfield Giants for 2023.

Josh Mansour
A veteran winger who has scored plenty of tries throughout his career including in the World Cup. He said he was open to a move to Super League but since then Sydney Roosters have reportedly registered an interest in the winger.

Brandon Wakeham
The Fijian halfback was one of the most talked about free agents in the Rugby League World Cup. His halfback partner Netane Masima has earnt his own move through the World Cup as he joined Villeneuve in the French Elite One Championship following the likes of James Maloney and Corey Norman who have made the bold move to the competition in recent years.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/ – 07/10/2022 – Rugby League – World Cup Warm Up – England v Fiji – AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, England – Brandon Wakeham.

Martin Taupau
Taupau helped Samoa make the World Cup Final and came off the bench against Australia after missing the semi-final. The explosive prop has been linked with Super League, including Leeds Rhinos, in the past. However, he reportedly has plenty of suitors in the NRL.

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