The likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all confirmed major signings so far for the 2024 Super League season.
Leeds Rhinos have drafted in Lachie Miller from Newcastle Knights and Matt Frawley from the Canberra Raiders as they piece together a new look spine for the 2024 season and you would expect another halfback to join.
The Rhinos have also signed Mickael Goudemand but after the departures of Zane Tetevano and Sam Walters, the club clearly need further reinforcements in the middle.
It was reported by Leeds Live that they had signed Castleford Tigers’ Kieran Hudson and that has been confirmed by Castleford Head of Recruitment Danny Wilson on the COYF Podcast.
He said: “Lee Radford identified him and got him over, we had to agree to a friendly to take Kieran early which we did. He spent that time with us. Pre-season he ripped it up and came back, he was in incredible shape and we were thinking he could play ten Super League games this year. We heard a snap and he was on the floor.
“It was a terrible time, he has been with us all year, we have rehabbed him and he is excited for the future. There was a point where we sat down with him and expressed that another club had come in from him. We matched the offer and he chose to go.
“I think he has got family connections with Leeds. We want people that want to play for Castleford Tigers.”
He also spoke more widely about recruitment:
“At the minute there would be money held back from the playing budget, hopefully we get more investment in.
“The TV money is smaller, fans are massively important to revenue. The impact of that TV money, in order to run a sustainable club, holding some back is the way the club want to go.
“You can spend the full cap, we spent it this year in a relegation battle but spending cap doesn’t mean you will win every week. As long as you manage it well, there is no reason why you can’t have a good crack.
“There is a plan, there is a mindset we need to form at Castleford.”