Shock club joins the race for “X Factor” Super League target

Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors, Hull KR and Hull FC have all confirmed recent transfer rumours.

Leeds have signed Mickael Goudemand and have been linked with former Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi.

Meanwhile Wigan have signed a former Huddersfield hooker of their own bringing in Kruise Leeming alongside his former Leeds teammate Sam Walters and Catalans Dragons duo Adam Keighran and Tiaki Chan.

Meanwhile the two Hull clubs have been heavily involved with NRL clubs. Hull KR have signed Peta Hiku and Oliver Gildart from the NRL and Hull FC have lost Jake Clifford to North Queensland Cowboys.

As clubs look for potential targets, one area they will be looking at will certainly be the NRL with Luke Brooks, Chad Townsend, Matt Lodge and Lachlan Fitzgibbon all linked with Super League this year and the latter making the move to Warrington Wolves

However, another target could be fullback Daine Laurie from the Wests Tigers.

The 23-year-old has rapid pace and has the “x-factor” according to outspoken pundit Phil Gould.

The Canterbury Bulldogs chief said any side would be smart to make a move for him.

The fullback started his career at Penrith Panthers, one of the best clubs for producing stars.

He joined Wests Tigers in 2021 after a handful of appearances with the Panthers.

He has scored 10 tries in 40 games for the Tigers but could be bound for Super League as the Tigers look to rebalance their salary cap.

Australian publication Zero Tackle recently claimed he could be headed to Warrington Wolves or Leeds Rhinos.

This opportunity for Super League clubs has became stronger with the notorious Mole of Wide World of Sport saying Alex Seyfarth, Brandon Wakeham, Charlie Staines, Tukimihia Simpkins and of course Laurie are all set to be shopped around by the Tigers.

However their chances of capturing the brilliant fullback took a significant hit with reports from down under claiming Laurie will be returning to Penrith on a one year deal.

It is a real shame given that Laurie, like Jai Field and Matt Dufty before him, would be an excellent Super League star because of his pace and skill.

However, he makes a very sensible signing for the NRL club.