Tomorrow Super League players in the final year of their current contracts can begin negotiating with rival clubs in Super League.
However, it also means that NRL clubs can begin negotiating with potential targets in Super League.
So, which out of contract players are most likely to spark NRL interest?
At the end of the World Cup it was reported that James Bentley was very keen on testing himself in the NRL and that a number of clubs were interested but had concerns over his discipline. Either way if that interest remains, Leeds Rhinos may have a tough task keeping him.
Recently Wests Tigers were told to consider bring Sezer back to the NRL as the competition struggles for halfbacks. It would be a lovely way for Sezer to potentially end his career.
Likewise, Tui Lolohea may want to finish his career down under where it started. His form in Super League over the last 18 months has no doubt attracted admirers from down under.
The St Helens backrower opened up on how keen he would be to return to the NRL after a successful stint at St Helens just before the World Club Challenge. Could he therefore be tempted down under?
Cust has come to Super League and proven he can be a starting halfback after acting as a 14 in the NRL. With the aforementioned lack of halfbacks in Australia, Cust could have plenty of offers to go back to Australia.
It was reported down under that Sironen is “bitter” about how his NRL career ended and he stirred up a lot of admirers with his performances down under at the start of the season.
A long way from home, it hasn’t exactly gone the way David Fusitu’a would have wanted in Super League with a number of injuries. Out of contract, perhaps he will head home at the end of the year.