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Sky Sports pundit confirms Super League side set for double signing

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The Super League season is set for another pause after this weekend’s round of fixtures, with the stage set for England’s mid-season international against France. However, the market for player transfers shows no sign of slowing down, with a number of major deals in the pipeline. 

This week has seen a number of deals rumoured. Leeds Rhinos swooped for Sam Eseh on loan and missed out on a short-term deal for Huddersfield Giants’ Jake Connor. Franklin Pele left Hull FC, only to immediately join the Bradford Bulls later in the day.

Super League sides also missed out on reported targets from the NRL as Damien Cook and Adam Doueihi signed deals which took them off the market for 2025.

However, it appears that one Super League side is set to secure a major transfer coup for 2025. According to a Sky Sports pundit, they are set to complete a double transfer swoop which will significantly strengthen their side for 2025.

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Super League side set for double transfer coup

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Speaking in the build-up to the Castleford Tigers versus Hull KR game, Sky Sports pundit, Jenna Brooks, discussed the two rumoured transfers for the Catalans Dragons. Les Dracs have been linked with a number of big names in recent weeks, as they rebuild in the summer, with a number of departures already confirmed.

Brooks went on to confirm that the Dragons appear set to confirm the signing of two players from the NRL. Brooks said:

“But first I understand there’s been a very busy week for the Catalan dragons Elliot Whitehead has been linked with the return to the club for a while now I understand that he has signed on the dotted line and he will be once again calling Perpignan home from next season.

“What about Luke Keary? Will he retire? Won’t he retire? Well again my understanding is he will join up with the Catalan Dragons from next season. I understand he has signed a two-year deal.

Double signing a boost for struggling Catalans Dragons

Catalans Dragons

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The news is a huge boost for the Catalans side who are struggling for form this season. Last season’s defeated Super League Grand Finalists are a shadow of the side that was so competitive last season and they are in the midst of a poor run of form. Their attack, in particular, has not clicked in recent weeks.

Whitehead has a long history with the club. Having started his career with the Bradford Bulls, Whitehead moved to Perpignan in 2013, spending two seasons with the Dragons before moving to the Canberra Raiders in 2016. He has made 195 NRL appearances for the Raiders, scoring 43 tries.

Luke Keary is an Australian test international and has represented New South Wales in State of Origin. He also represented Ireland during the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. He has played over 200 games across a career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters.

His signing is a major coup for the Dragons and also represents the end of a saga in which Keary appeared set to resign, before a change of heart saw him decide to end his career with a spell in the South of France.

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