Super League clubs will be as focused now on 2024 as 2023.
This is because the recruitment window is open allowing clubs to swoop for signings for next season who are out of contract.
One player out of contract who would be a savvy signing for plenty of clubs is Wakefield Trinity’s Mason Lino.
The halfback has shone for a struggling Wakefield side since signing ahead of 2022.
Jon Wilkin believes he will stay put but Jamie Jones-Buchanan suggested that he could be the ideal replacement for Wigan Warriors’ Cade Cust who “hasn’t quite settled the way we thought.”
“I think there’ll be a few clubs in for him but ultimately I think he’ll stay at Wakefield,” Wilkin said before Buchanan responded:
“When Tommy Leuluai was retiring last year there was rumours of him going to Wigan. I don’t know what Cade Cust will be doing, he’s not quite settled the way we thought he would so there’s an option.”
He also name dropped Hull KR boss Willie Peters:
“Willie Peters coached him down at Newcastle Knights so who knows but he’s a steal for somebody.”
Returning to Cade Cust, he is also out of contract at the end of the season.