Today Warrington Wolves announced the signing of star halfback Josh Drinkwater for 2023 as he becomes the final piece of an exciting squad being assembled by Daryl Powell at the Halliwell Jones.
However, it leaves Catalans Dragons with more recruitment to do. Already in need of at least one centre after letting go of Samisoni Langi and Dean Whare, now they could be in need of a halfback too.
They could play Tyrone May or Arthur Mourgue there of course, but Mourgue’s best position is still fullback whilst May could be one of the players Steve McNamara views as his centres for 2023.
So, here’s five halfbacks Catalans Dragons could now make a move for.
The young NRL halfback has the potential to be World Class. He wants out of his deal at Brisbane Broncos after broken promises and has been in talks with at least two Super League clubs. His agent Matt Adamson used to coach at the Dragons and warm sunny France could still be in the young man’s comfort zone. Playing alongside Mitchell Pearce could be the ideal development for the young man.
Perhaps the most talked about free agent from the Rugby League World Cup, the Fijian halfback caught the eye against the likes of Australia and New Zealand and is open to a Super League move.
The former Man of Steel has gone from Castleford Tigers to Leeds Rhinos to Hull FC in recent years proving he can still shine at the top level and thus he could be a smart signing for the Dragons as a replacement for Drinkwater.
The return of Tony Gigot could now be on the cards. A move to Featherstone Rovers has been denied but another shot at Super League would be a huge boost for him. He would also offer great versatility to the side.