Though the 2023 Super League season has yet to begin, preparations for beyond that will have already begun especially as most sides have already done all their business for the 2023 barring the likes of Catalans Dragons, Leigh Leopards and potentially Salford Red Devils.
As in the NRL, considerations will be made to how squads for the 2024 season will look especially after they set the precedent down under of making signings well in advance because of the 1st November rule.
All sides have players off contract at the end of 2023 and they will definitely want to secure some of these players down moving forward, and we will likely start to see this happen sooner rather than later especially as current clubs are allowed to underline what they intend for their current players coming off contract and essentially have first dibs.
So, considering this, which off contract player should Huddersfield Giants look to tie down for 2024 and beyond?
They have some players who will undoubtedly attract plenty of interest and there are a number of players Huddersfield should be concerned about losing such as exciting young forward Owen Trout and star player Tui Lolohea.
But the one player Huddersfield should look to tie down is Trout. One of 2022’s best forwards and he is not yet in his peak years.
With his best years to come and a future England international, he will be highly sought given the importance of props to the modern game.