If there is one player that has taken Super League by storm in 2022, it is Salford Red Devils star Brodie Croft.
The electric playmaker was a relative unknown to Super League fans at the beginning of the year, having struggled to nail down his form with the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL in previous seasons.
Hailing through the Melbourne Storm system, the pressure on Croft was huge to say the least in the Australian competition and a move to Super League was a way of reigniting his career and love for the game – two things which have undoubtedly been achieved in a stunning year for the Red Devils.
Croft has been at the heart of Paul Rowley’s success in not only getting to the Super League play-offs, but a club that is looking to create a lot of damage when given the opportunity.
Salford’s attack has been blistering in 2022 and the diminutive Australian is a key part in that, the only trouble is, when someone’s form is so good, clubs are going to come calling.
And, with three NRL clubs reportedly in for Croft last week, now The Mole at the Wide World of Sports has reported that the Newcastle Knights are in prime position to land the halfback.
Of course, the Knights have had a terrible year in the NRL this year and one to forget, with the Kalyn Ponga drama as well as the future of Adam O’Brien seemingly destabilising the club, but they are working hard to build for 2023 and beyond.
Bevan French has reportedly signed on the dotted line for the Knights whilst English pair Kai Pearce-Paul and Will Pryce will reportedly make the move for 2024, but it would be a huge loss for Salford if The Mole is correct given how influential he has been in 2023.