NRL playmaker destined for Super League switch

The status of Super League half backs for 2024 and beyond is generally up in the air with plenty of stars set to leave their current clubs, and plenty of incoming stars, with yesterday seeing confirmation Tyrone May would leave Catalans Dragons for Hull KR, whilst the situation surrounding Leeds Rhinos Aiden Sezer and Wigan Warriors Cade Cust remains incredibly unclear.

Hull FC are another side set to lose their star with Jake Clifford making an NRL return, whilst Huddersfield Giants will lose Theo Fages to Catalans Dragons.

Catalans are at the centre of plenty of these moves with Steve McNamara’s side set for huge player turnover at the end of the current season.

Whilst they may have tied down full back Arthur Mourgue and hooker Micky McIlorum, their spine is set to be without the retiring Sam Tomkins, Humberside bound Tyrone May, Wigan bound Adam Keighran and there are strong reports down under that Mitchell Pearce is either set to retire or return to the NRL.

Outside of the spin there are also departures including Mickael Goudemand who heads to Leeds Rhinos whilst there has previously been suggestions that second rower Matt Whitley is destined for England.

Recruitment is evidently key for the team who are currently top of Super League and losing so many quota players means they could turn to the NRL market.

One man who could fill the void in the halves and partner Fages for 2024 is Cronulla Sharks’ Matt Moylan.

Moylan had been linked with Hull FC but the 32-year-old is off contract at the end of the the 2024 season and hasn’t feature in the NRL since round 20, although he has been named on the bench this week.

Fox Sports in Australia are the latest to suggest Catalans as a destination, something that could well make sense, with the Perpignan side looking like needing plenty of recruits for 2024.

Other NRL halves set for Super League include North Queensland Cowboys Peta Hiku who will link up with current Catalans man Tyrone May, with the ex Wire man set to join Hull KR for 2024 but potentially in a full-back or centre role.