As England take on Tonga, once again stars from Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and St Helens are being linked with huge moves to the NRL.
Leeds centre Harry Newman has been excellent in his first two appearances for England and is reportedly back on the radar of NRL clubs with his contract expiring at the end of 2024.
Meanwhile, Harry Smith caught the eye of NRL clubs with his displays as Wigan won the Grand Final and his form in the Test Series will have intensified interest.
But the big focus has been on Jack Welsby yet again and now the Mole of Wide World of Sports has claimed three NRL clubs are interested in him.
He also claims that St Helens could be tempted to sell him for a considerable transfer fee. It would take a hefty fee with the fullback having two years left on his current deal at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Speaking to Serious About Rugby League about any potential move, the fullback said: “I’ve not even seen it [the reports linking him to the NRL] so I must be doing something right to get the link to go over there. I’ve still got two years of Saints and as it stands I’m going to be playing my rugby there next year so that’s all I care about.
“I’m obviously concerned about getting a series win over Tonga and we’ve done that in the first few concerned about getting a series win over Tonga and we’ve done that in the first few games. 2-0, perfect.”
It is expected that fellow England star and Grand Final winner with Wigan Morgan Smithies is set to complete a huge move to the NRL with Canberra Raiders for a six figure sum.
Welsby certainly wants to go down under but for England saying on the prospect of a series down under: “Yeah, well I don’t know exactly what’s coming up but I’m pretty sure there will be opportunities to go and play over there. I just need to make sure I’m in that squad.”
Welsby could be down under to take on Australia in the 2025 Ashes.