There have been some statement signings in the Championship going into 2023.
Two of them were announced yesterday as Featherstone Rovers brought in Wakefield Trinity winger Kyle Evans and Bradford Bulls signed ex-Castleford Tigers and Hull FC man Joe Arundel.
But what are the five best Championship signings going into 2023?
5. Ben Crooks: Hull KR – Keighley Cougars
A Super League standard centre who can also play fullback and on the wing, Crooks joins Keighley Cougars for 2023. He will score more than a fair share of tries at the Cougars and make them a threat.
4. Kyle Evans: Wakefield Trinity – Featherstone Rovers
The perfect modern winger with power, pace and agility, many are flummoxed that he won’t be staying at Wakefield in 2023. He showed at the Rugby League World Cup what he will bring to Fev in 2023.
3. Jesse Sene-Lefao: Featherstone Rovers – Sheffield Eagles
The former Castleford Tigers man played in both a Grand Final and a Challenge Cup Final in his time at the Tigers and is still a top notch forward and will give the Eagles great strength in the middle of the field.
2. Luke Gale: Hull FC – Keighley Cougars
A former Man of Steel and a star with Castleford Tigers, Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos, the former England halfback and Rugby League World Cup Finalist would have been a great Super League signing. He is a real statement for the club.
1. Jack Walker: Leeds Rhinos – Bradford Bulls
The youngest ever Grand Final winner and he was key to Leeds Rhinos’ Grand Final triumph in 2017. Elusive, explosive, a real runner with a good pass too. He could take Bradford to Super League in 2023.