NRL star forward could be set for huge Super League move

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all completed huge NRL signings for next year and more could be on their way.

Ethan Bullemor is a second rower for the Manly Sea Eagles, and has been an ever present in the Sea Eagles side this season, featuring 23 times for the club this campaign. He is often used as an impact interchange, and whilst he is yet to get his first try of the campaign, he offers a powerful running threat as he averages 100 running meters a game. He also boasts a fantastic tackle percentage of 95%, making 490 tackles so far this season.

He is reportedly yet to agree a deal with an NRL club according to Zero Tackle and is now appearing on the radar of Super League clubs.

NRL veteran Tariq Sims currently plays for the Melbourne Storm. He has made 11 appearances in 2023, most of which have come from the bench. He has mainly featured as a prop in 2023, however he is also capable of playing in the second-row. He is yet to get his first try of the campaign, but he still provides a ball carrying threat, averaging 66 meters a game.

With plenty more NRL stars appearing set to be on the way with Morgan Harper tipped to join the Warrington Wolves, Sims could be one of them.

The pursuit of Harper came after a failed pursuit of Melbourne Storm Justin Olam. His teammate Tariq Sims seems set to make the move however with his contract not set to be renewed.

Thus, Sims’ agent is exploring the chance to move to Super League potentially set to follow Rodrick Tai.

The 24-year-old has signed a 12-month contract with a club option for a further year.

Tai represented PNG in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and scored two tries at The Halliwell Jones Stadium during the Kumuls’ group stage win over Cook Islands. He will become the third PNG international to represent the club following John Wilshere and Tom O’Reilly.

He has represented the PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup and spent time this season in an NRL environment developing his game with the Dolphins.

Rodrick Tai said: “I’m very excited. It’s a huge move for me to be joining a great club in Warrington.

“Sam [Burgess] called me and said there’s an opportunity. Even him calling was huge for me! I’m looking forward now to giving my all in pre-season, working hard and playing my part next year.

“During the World Cup with PNG we stayed in Warrington so there’ll be some familiarities there for me. It was a great experience for us Kumuls and myself and my family can’t wait to come back over to the town.”