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St Helens star Lewis Dodd attracting interest from “many NRL clubs”

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Super League star Lewis Dodd is attracting interest from “many NRL clubs”, according to former Sky Sports commentator Mike Stephenson.

Speaking on the Eddie & Stevo Podcast, Stevo spoke of the speculation surrounding the playmaker who has a good reputation down under since kicking the winning drop goal in the 2023 World Club Challenge.

Dodd’s golden point one-pointer at the Penrith Stadium downed the Penrith Panthers to give Saints World Club Challenge glory against all the odds on an unforgettable night.

The media in Australia were full of praise for Dodd at full-time for keeping his cool under pressure in poor conditions, while he was also praised for his overall performance as he went head-to-head against Nathan Cleary.

Saints star on the radar of NRL clubs

Dodd’s performance in that game against Penrith hasn’t been forgotten by many down under, with several clubs interested in bringing the 22-year-old over at the end of this season.

“Many clubs in the NRL are interested in signing the Saints player,” said Stevo. “It’s mainly due to the fact that Dodd has signed a contract for an Aussie company called  SFH Sports down under.

“However they’re speculating he is going to sign a long-term contract with St Helens, so who knows?”

Lewis Dodd contract situation

Dodd’s contract runs out at the end of the current season and with no contract signed with his hometown club as it stands, speculation continues to mount around the half-back.

Since Dodd signed with SFH Sports, there is an expectation in Australia that he will make the move to the NRL, with the media predicting the move to the Australian agency was done to pave the way for a switch down under.

But Saints’ ability to tie down their own to long-term deals makes the move no certainty, with Jack Welsby expected to switch to the NRL before he signed a long-term deal with the Red V.

It seems a fifty-fifty call at this stage where Dodd will be next season, with British half-back’s historical struggles down under perhaps making NRL clubs hesitant in going all out for the Saints star.

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  1. Stu

    April 13, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    So he might go but he might stay. Top story this

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