Halfbacks are the bedrock of success as we have seen with Leeds Rhinos and their golden generation, Wigan Warriors and Thomas Leuluai and of course the legacy of Sean Long at St Helens whilst the likes of George Williams at Warrington Wolves, Jake Clifford at Hull FC and Lachlan Lam at Leigh Leopards have shown what an in form halfback can do to a club.
Brodie Croft is another outstanding example in 2022 with Salford Red Devils winning the Man of Steel after guiding the club to the semi-finals.
Thus finding the right halfback can often be the key to success and plenty of clubs like Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Catalans Dragons and Hull FC are all in the market for that halfback.
Leigh Leopards could soon join this race as well with the future of Lachlan Lam under question.
There has been a suggestion that a former Super League player could be a potential target.
It was confirmed at the end of last year that Jack Cogger would be leaving the Huddersfield Giants as Ian Watson continued to mould and shape their squad.
It was unknown what would become of Cogger following his departure but in the end it was confirmed that Cogger would join NRL Champions Penrith Panthers as they look to make it three titles on the bounce.
The versatile halfback of course hasn’t been first choice with the World Class Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary owning the six and seven jerseys at the club, but because of their inevitable representative duties and Cleary’s injury, it was always going to be the case that Cogger got game time.
Cogger signed a one-year deal with the Panthers which is why he could soon leave the club as quick as he arrived.
Zero tackle reported that he would be leaving the club which could make him a legitimate option for Super League clubs though Wests Tigers are considering him as an option as well.
Now Fox League are reporting that Newcastle Knights have emerging as a potential destination for the halfback.
It remains to be seen where Cogger will end up in 2024.