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Jon Wells reveals shock pick for best signing going into 2024

Some huge signings have been confirmed ahead of the new season from a number of clubs such as Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR.

Some signings have been top tier and statement signings such as Wigan’s move for former St Helens star Luke Thompson as well as Leeds Rhinos signing former Man of Steel Brodie Croft and his Salford Red Devils teammate Andy Ackers.

Hull KR have also signed the likes of Oliver Gildart and Peta Hiku but none of these have been branded the best signing of the season by Sky Sports commentator Jon Wells.

The former winger revealed that Leigh Leopards’ signing of Matt Moylan is the best in Super League:

“Arguably the biggest name signing in the 2023 off-season, Matt Moylan has been there and done that. A State of Origin player for New South Wales and an Australian international drops in to fill a position in the halves the Leopards needed to strengthen.

“What struck me watching all the transfer comings and goings since the lights went out at Old Trafford is the specificity of the business the Leopards have done.

“That should tell you three things: 1) Head coach Adrian Lam does not feel the need to make wholesale changes to his first-choice 17, he is comfortable with the core of the squad that has been assembled over the last 18 months and the way in which they have performed.

“2) That the targeted recruitment and upgrade in one position in that probable starting 17 could well unlock another level of performance from his team-mates. Moylan’s presence will certainly afford Lachlan Lam more space and time on the ball, as something opposing teams got wise to in the latter rounds of the 2023 season was stop Lam, stop Leigh.

“3) That the coaching staff realise that they cannot roll the dice year on year. They had the smallest squad in terms of numbers going into last season, and while they obviously managed training loads effectively throughout, there was inevitably an element of luck in being able to keep the core of the team on the field week in, week out.”

That being said, Wells also said that the best bit of business ahead of the new season was the re-signing of Jack Welsby by St Helens.

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