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 all of whom could feasible move away in 2024 though in general their current clubs have first dibs.
That doesn’t stop teams from trying to sign them however as we always see plenty of movement confirmed well in advance of a new season.
But which off contract player should Leeds Rhinos be targeting?
Both of the Rhinos’ halfbacks are off contract at the end of 2023 and are in the twilight of their careers.
Leeds appear to be gearing up for Jack Sinfield to one day take over but until then they may need someone to keep things ticking over and could very well look to freshen things up in the halves for 2024. Of course, there is every chance that one of Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer could look to move on themselves.
Thus, the player Leeds should target is reigning Man of Steel Brodie Croft. He would be a statement signing for 2024 for sure.