At this time in the season we start to see mid-season signings.
In 2022 there were some huge transfers mid-season such as Zak Hardaker’s move to Leeds Rhinos, Matt Dufty’s Warrington Wolves arrival and Toulouse Olympique bringing in Corey Norman and Daniel Alvaro.
But which clubs are in the market right now for mid-season signings?
The Tigers have already done some business mid-season bringing in Luis Johnson on loan and Will Tate on a permanent move from Hull KR. They shocked everyone this week when they announced the signing of Jacques O’Neill as the Love Island star returns to the sport. However, they might not have finished. They still have a quota spot open since the departure of Jake Mamo so if a quota player becomes available who can fill that spot with extra quality would be a major boost and Andy Last confirmed this week that if the Tigers are still on the look out for new signings.
The Catalans Dragons started the season still wanting a prop and a centre after the departures of Dylan Napa, Dean Whare and Samisoni Langi. They had two quota spots open as consequence and have addressed the centre spot by signing Matt Ikuvalu which is yet to be confirmed fully but just needs a medical check. However, they still want a prop and have the money and the quota spot to make a big signing if a top NRL star becomes available.
It has been widely reported that Hull FC are open to swap deals as Tony Smith begins putting his own stamp on the squad. The Black and Whites are currently 11th in the league and have lost the last seven. They also have 20 players out of contract.
Leigh might not have a quota spot open but Derek Beaumont has given them amazing financial backing and Adrian Lam this week has been open about the fact the club are still looking for signings. They were recently linked with former Wigan Warriors centre and Leeds Rhinos target Oliver Gildart.
Wakefield have made one permanent signing in the shape of Will Dagger in a swap that saw Corey Hall join Hull KR. The West Yorkshire club have made a number of loan signings and have said they are open to more swap deals and will also look to the French league for more signings.
After the departure of Thomas Mikaele to Gold Coast Titans, the Wolves have a quota spot open and are keen on replacing the forward. They have looked to the NRL at a number of options including St George Illawarra Dragons’ Josh Kerr.