It’s that time of the year now when Super League sides build their squads for the year after in the hope of improving towards an end goal.
Some Super League clubs’ end goal is to merely survive in the top flight whilst others’ goals focus on winning silverware.
Whatever a club does in the recruitment market no doubt has a huge bearing on whether or not those goals can be met.
Clubs have been wheeling and dealing throughout the season in order to prepare well, with a number of sides also letting go a great deal of players.
Well, the New Zealand Warriors have got rid of FIFTEEN players following a dismal year in the NRL, with forward Jack Murchie surprisingly one of them.
And, zerotackle understands that Murchie has been offered to Super League sides by his agent, particularly when it looks unlikely that he will get another club in the NRL.
St George Illawarra Dragons have already declared their interest in the 25-year-old who has been at the Warriors for three seasons, registering almost 50 appearances for the New Zealand side.
Murchie began his NRL career with the Canberra Raiders, playing just three games before moving to the Warriors ahead of the 2020 season.
Though fifteen have been released by the New Zealand Warriors, Murchie is perhaps one of the most surprising given his good form when given a chance in 2022 as well as halfback Daejarn Asi who made the mid-season move from the North Queensland Cowboys.
Murchie’s preference is stay in the Australian competition and fight amongst the best in the world for a new club, but the door is certainly open for a move to the UK – if, of course, he wants it.
A number of Super League sides would be interested in the 25-year-old, too, who comes with a great reputation.