Former St Helens star could miss out on huge honour due to transfer saga

Luke Thompson seems set to remain at the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2023 and beyond.

Though there have been persistent questions of his future, especially as the Bulldogs tried to balance the salary cap, Thompson has stayed at the club developing into one of the best forwards on the planet.

The English star had been linked with moves to Wests Tigers, Melbourne Storm, Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and of course with a return to St Helens.

However, he previously told Serious About Rugby League that he had “unfinished business” in the NRL.

Settled at Canterbury, he has reportedly been linked with the huge honour of captaining the side moving forward.

He has been named on a short list of candidates alongside World Cup winner Josh Addo-Carr after the shock retirement of Josh Jackson.

However, according to reports both men could miss out on the captaincy, at least in the long term, due to the Bulldogs’ pursuit of Mitchell Moses.

According to Fox League, the Bulldogs see Moses as a potential skipper and want the Parramatta Eels halfback and could offer him the captaincy as a way of beating Wests Tigers, spear headed by former Hull KR boss Tim Sheens, to Moses.

However, they can’t sign him until 2024 meaning that Thompson could still take on the honour of captaining the Bulldogs in 2023.

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