NRL star set to complete huge Super League move

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all made major signings for next year from the NRL.

Lachie Miller and Matt Frawley have both completed moves to Leeds Rhinos, Wigan are bringing back Kruise Leeming to the club and Lachlan Fitzgibbon is Warrington Wolves bound.

Hull FC meanwhile have revamped their pack bringing in the nephew of Ali Lauiti’iti Herman Ese’ese.

One side that have gone heavy on recruitment and maxed out their quote spots for 2024 already is Hull Kingston Rovers.

Rovers are keeping on their overseas forwards of Jesse Sue, Rhys Kennedy and Kane Linnett, whilst veteran hooker Matt Parcell will still work in a tandem with Jez Litten.

With Shaun Kenny-Dowall moving up to a coaching role it leaves Tom Opacic as the only overseas centre but the two major signings for Rovers include ex Warrington Wolves man Peta Hiku, who whilst recruited as full back can certainly play centre, with Tyrone May joining from Catalans as well.

The Robins have also recruited Oliver Gildart, Niall Evalds and AJ Wallace from Bradford putting them in a strong position for next season.

There’s now another overseas centre available for Super League sides to make a move for and that is Braidon Burns who is currently with Canterbury Bulldogs.

Burns is 27 but hasn’t forced his way in as an immediate starter, featuring in 14 games throughout the 2022 season before injury hampered his current 2023 season.

The Mole of Wide World of Sports has reported that both Burns and fellow Bulldog Paul Alamoti are on the block to be moved on.

However he reports that Alamoti could find an NRL contract but that Burns “has been talking to English clubs”.

This could mean that we see that 27-year-old in Super League next season with plenty of teams crying out for a solid centre.

Interestingly some have linked the centre to a move to Castleford Tigers for 2024 which would be a bit of a surprise with Jack Broadbent and Charbel Tasipale impressing at the end of this season.

Other clubs would no doubt be interested in the centre as well.