Huge Luke Thompson move set to lead to Super League transfer

Since he left Super League, the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and of course Super League and World Champions St Helens have been linked with moves for Luke Thompson.

This year all the talk centred around a huge move to Wigan Warriors after a report from The Mole of Wide World of Sports.

However, that move looks increasingly unlikely as it was first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald that Thompson had spoken with St George Illawarra Dragons boss Shane Flanagan about a move and now the report comes from the Daily Telegraph saying that it is the Wests Tigers that will sign him.

But according to the publication, this could open the door for a huge transfer involving a Super League star.

Catalans Dragons have confirmed Siua Taukeiaho will be released from the remainder of his contract at the end of the 2023 season for family reasons.

The club also made it clear that they “will be ready to negotiate if the player finds a new opportunity elsewhere.”

The Tongan prop arrived at the club this season and made 7 appearances for the Dragons in an injury-blighted season.

The club have also taken the opportunity to wish him all the best for the future.

According to the Daily Telegraph he will replace Thompson at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Taukeiaho said in his Catalans exit: “It’s been a disappointing season with the number of injuries I have had. I love this place, I wish I could have stayed longer but I need to put my family first. I remain 100% focused on my objectives with the club until the end of the season. I will do everything to get my body right to help the team to win the competition. I haven’t signed anywhere else. If that happens, both clubs will then negotiate.”

Bernard Guasch added: “We’ve had a discussion with Siua and we understand his decision to return to Australia. He is very frustrated with his season and would have liked to contribute more to the club’s performances. We know he is going to do everything he can to be competitive for the last games of the season and to help the team to achieve its objectives.”

The Dragons have already been looking for a prop since Dylan Napa left the club. They now have an extra quota spot to utilise.