Clubs like Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR have announced 2024 signings but the likes of Hull FC have been forced to announce high profile exits.
Earlier this year the club released a joint statement on two of their out of contract star players.
This was on Brad Dwyer and Chris Satae who were two of 20 out of contract stars for Hull FC in 2023.
The club confirmed both would be leaving the club ahead of 2024.
Brad Dwyer is expected to join Warrington Wolves to replace Daryl Clark who has signed for St Helens as the replacement for James Roby who will retire at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Chris Satae is joining Catalans Dragons for 2024.
The club tried to replace Dwyer with former Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi and battled with Leeds for his signature but both lost out as he signed a new deal at Canberra Raiders for 2024 and beyond but they appear to be in a strong position to replace Satae with Franklin Pele.
The Canterbury Bulldogs prop is 20 and has a huge frame and he was linked with a move to Hull FC earlier this year though this was dismissed initially.
But according to the Hull Daily Mail, the club were persistent and have got it done and that has seemingly been confirmed by the Bulldogs with outspoken Canterbury chief Phil Gould confirming to a fan on social media that there was an explanation for allowing Pele to leave but didn’t provide it.
Hull are still working to replace North Queensland Cowboys bound Jake Clifford in 2024.
They have been linked with a move for Adam Clune of Newcastle Knights.
When asked about that prospect of Clunes being the half back replacement, Tony Smith responded in a joking fashion to BBC Humberside.
“No clues, no Clunes.”
He also explained why the club hadn’t made any moves prior to the player registration deadline, which was Friday at noon.
“No, there’s got to be the right person and the right fit for us. That person isn’t available, those persons aren’t available at the moment so no, we’ve got some some people here that are waiting for their chances and when their chances come I’m sure they’ll do a good job.”