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St Helens set for major signing

Many clubs like Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors have made some major transfers for the 2024 Super League season.

The Rhinos paid £300,000 for Salford Red Devils duo Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers for the 2024 season having signed electric fullback Lachie Miller from the NRL.

Wigan meanwhile have signed Leeds forward Sam Walters, former Dream Team hooker Kruise Leeming as well as two former Catalans Dragons stars Adam Keighran and Tiaki Chan.

Their biggest signing is no doubt Luke Thompson. The former St Helens star and 2019 Harry Sunderland Award winner joined from Canterbury Bulldogs.

It is his former club who seem set for a major signing ahead of next year however,

The departure of Will Hopoate has opened up a quota spot for next season which the Saints will likely use and possibly on a similar player to feature at centre for St Helens.

They have been linked with Melbourne Storm centre Justin Olam after he was linked with Warrington Wolves earlier this year.

The Saints have made some major signings from their rivals such as bringing in Daryl Clark from Warrington Wolves and most recently signing Matt Whitley from Catalans Dragons.

The England Knights second-row is an excellent recruit and said on signing for the 10 time Super League Champions:

“Saints know what it takes to win the big games and always are fighting for silverware, I hopefully can add to that and we can go one step further than this year and I can get that Super League winners ring I’ve been looking for.

“I’ve made it to two Grand Finals now but lost both, it’s not a feeling I want to keep having – I want to get that win. It adds to the experience and the hunger, and I’ll be working as hard as ever to get that next year.

“I’ve played quite a few times at Saints, there’s always a lot of fans who support and the fans love nothing more than their rugby team. I know that from a personal level too. To have them shouting for me will be a lot better than getting jeered when I’ve been there previously!”

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