Multiple Super League clubs to battle for NRL duo

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Hull FC have all announced major transfer news in recent times whether that is arrivals or indeed departures.

But the rumour mill keeps on turning especially where NRL targets are concerned.

In a shock development, Leeds Rhinos are expected to beat Hull FC to the signing of former Huddersfield Giants star Danny Levi.

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves are routinely linked with NRL forwards to replace Thomas Mikaele and Josh McGuire after both left on very different terms.

Hull FC are also looking down under for a new number seven with Jake Clifford headed to North Queensland Cowboys in 2024.

They have been linked with Adam Clune.

Hull KR have already completed signings from the NRL in the shape of Peta Hiku and Oliver Gildart, Warrington beat four other clubs to the signing of Lachlan Fitzgibbon whilst Wigan have brought Kruise Leeming back to Super League.

So Super League clubs are turning to the NRL for recruitment and they may not be done either. Serious About Rugby League understands that the Wolves and Salford Red Devils, as well as other interested Super League clubs, are interested in signing NRL duo Richie Kennar and James Roumanos.

Kennar is a Samoan winger / centre and 28 years old. He has played for Melbourne Storm, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Broncos before returning to the Bunnies.

He averages a try every other game in the NRL enjoying his best rugby at Souths.

Meanwhile Roumanos is a versatile forward and a Lebanon international.

He currently plies his trade at Manly Sea Eagles.

Both are receiving plenty of interest from the Super League clubs but Serious About Rugby League understands that it is Salford and Warrington who are in pole position in the race to sign the duo.

However it is now understood that up to three other Super League clubs could be interested in at least one of the duo as clubs prepare for the 2024 season, a big year in the contest of Super League history with IMG’s grading set to come into effect next season so it is interesting to see clubs’ approaches to recruitment.