“Host of Super League clubs” miss out on star forward

Ben Murdoch-Masila is one of the most destructive forwards we’ve seen in Super League in recent times.

BMM made his name at Salford Red Devils after he made the switch from the NRL and was key to a strong 2017 campaign from the Red Devils where they finished the regular season prior to the Super 8s inside the top four and were the first team to defeat league leaders Castleford Tigers.

Murdoch-Masila’s role within this earnt him a move to Warrington Wolves which left Salford Director of Rugby Ian Blease in tears by his own admission as the club allowed him to leave to balance the books.

Whilst with the Wire, the prop would continue to be destructive and play in huge games alongside star players like former NRL winner Gareth Widdop.

He then returned to the NRL with New Zealand Warriors but injuries have stifled his career down under.

It was expected he would join the NRL’s newest club the Dolphins under ex-England and Great Britain boss Wayne Bennett and former St Helens coach Kristian Woolf until rumours started that Catalans Dragons were in negotitaions to bring him back to Super League.

His release from the Warriors was confirmed today as he takes on a longer contract elsewhere to give him security however this is with another NRL club and not the Dragons.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Dragons were not the only Super League interested with a “host of Super League clubs” said to have missed out.

The only other clubs with quota spots are the Leigh Leopards, who are in the market for a middle as per owner Derek Beaumont, and his former club Salford.

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