Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors have made transfers for 2024 but clubs like Warrington Wolves, Wakefield Trinity, Hull KR and Castleford Tigers have all made immediate transfer moves.
There have been a lot of clubs frantically and urgently working on immediate signings with the deadline just over a week away on Friday August 4th.
Any business done after this date can only come into effect in 2024. So, many clubs are working to put together the squad they want for the rest of 2023 which is why Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity have worked really hard to add to their squad and one of the two West Yorkshire sides have made another signing/
Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of Ugo Tison on loan from Catalans Dragons on an initial four-week deal.
Hailing from France, the hooker/stand-off started his career in Rugby League at Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan before joining the Dragons on a permanent deal in 2022.
Tison made his full debut with the club against Wigan Warriors in the same season, whilst also featuring on the national stage in France’s international against England earlier this year.
However, now, the 22-year-old heads to West Yorkshire, signing with Trinity on a month-long loan deal, adding extra cover to the number nine and halves spots as well as any injuries picked up over the next four weeks.
Speaking on his arrival, Trinity Head Coach, Mark Applegarth, said, “I am really pleased that we have been able to get Ugo on board.
“With Morgan Smith out for the season and a couple of lads returning from injuries we felt it was important to bring in some cover in the hooker and half position in the shot term .
“I am looking forward to working with him over the next month.”
Whilst, Ugo admitted that he was excited by the prospect of playing in West Yorkshire and hopes his introduction will benefit the team.
“I’m happy to be here, I hope we will win as many games as possible. I understand that I need to train hard and make a positive impact on the pitch.
“I feel that I am a simple player, priding myself on good vision and solid defence. I hope my visit will be positive for Wakefield.”