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 St Helens be targeting?
With this set to be legendary skipper James Roby’s final year of his career, the Saints will be looking for a hooker to act as the back up to Joey Lussick.
Thus, they may return to a previous target they had in 2022 who only signed a one year deal at the club he joined in the shape of Brad Dwyer who has taken on the number 33 shirt in 2023.
Having signed a one-year deal, Saints could again pursue the former Leeds Rhinos hooker.