NRL star set to join Super League club

Teams like Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Hull KR have all completed major transfer business for the 2024 season.

Fascinatingly, all three clubs have recruited at centre. The Rhinos were perhaps forced into making a signing they had not planned.

This is because the Rhinos released Nene MacDonald who went on to join Salford Red Devils on a four year deal.

Leeds had identified his replacement as a target for the 2025 Super League season with Paul Momirovski.

The centre was out of contract at the end of 2024 at Sydney Roosters and Leeds were eyeing him up for 2025 but when MacDonald left Leeds moved for the NRL winner early and brought him.

Wigan meanwhile were also forced into making a signing they hadn’t planned. The Warriors were keen on keeping Toby King beyond the 2023 season but parent club Warrington Wolves have elected to recall the centre under new boss Sam Burgess.

The Warriors have signed Catalans Dragons star Adam Keighran for the 2024 season in a major coup and the ideal replacement for King.

The Warriors were also linked with Dolphins centre Brenko Lee. Lee has now been forced to look for work in Australia but is still being linked with Super League.

He was initially linked with a move to Catalans Dragons as a replacement for Keighran.

But according to Australian sources, he has yet to agree terms with Catalans and other clubs could be interested in acquiring his services.

One club who won’t be interested in Hull KR. The Robins may be losing Shaun Kenny-Dowall to retirement but have signed Tom Opacic to a vital long term deal.

They have also replaced SKD with the signing of former Wigan star Oliver Gildart after his time in the NRL and of course a short detour at Leigh Leopards.

They have also signed former Warrington Wolves star Peta Hiku from the North Queensland Cowboys.

So who could be interested in Lee?

We could see the newly promoted London Broncos or perhaps the relegated Wakefield Trinity as a statement signing ahead of the new Championship season especially after the failure of Peter Mata’utia’s move to Belle Vue.