There are a number of free agents available ahead of the 2024 Super League season with one of the most noteworthy being former Warrington Wolves and Hull KR second-row Luis Johnson.
An impressive back-rower with a wide skillset, he would be an impressive pick up by any Super League side and Serious About Rugby League understands he is set to make a move to a Super League club for the 2024 season.
You would expect that to be Castleford Tigers. This is because Johnson was spotted training with the club. Johnson spent time at Castleford as a youngster before coming through at Warrington prior to his move to Hull KR.
He would return to the Jungle in the 2023 season for what was set to be a season long loan but the Robins were forced to recall him shortly after this agreement was made.
At the time, Johnson said: “It’s probably going to be a weird feeling. I was at Cas when I was 15 so it’s been 8 or 9 years. It will be good to back and getting some games under my belt. I’m looking forward to be working with players like Paul McShane & Adam Milner and some old team mates.
“I’ve played with Muizz Mustapha and Albert Vete so will be good to be back with them. There’s a few others, I was with Alex Sutcliffe all the way through amateur rugby and I did the academy with Callum McLelland so there’s even more faces that I know so it should be an easy transition. Castleford fans can expect loads of energy and I bring enthusiasm. Hopefully we can get some more wins under the belt and get rolling through the season.”
There had been interest in Johnson from the Championship as well with Johnson still a high profile target for clubs.
If he can reach the heights of his form in 2021 when Hull KR reached the Super League semi-finals for the first time, he could quickly cement himself as a top tier backrower in Super League yet again.
He would be a terrific pick up for the Tigers if they can acquire his services.