Super League clubs set to make ‘shock moves’ according to rugby league agent

Of course, the transfer window is closed for the rest of 2022, but that doesn’t stop clubs from trying their damnedest to get players in for 2023 and beyond.

The likes of Matt Dufty and Thomas Mikaele have made mid-season moves to the Warrington Wolves whilst Jake Trueman’s big move from Castleford Tigers to Hull FC has also been confirmed.

A number of deals are also yet to have been announced and leading rugby league agent Craig Harrison, of Show Me The Money UK, has revealed that there will be some ‘shock moves’ happening as clubs try and juggle the salary cap.

“We’ve done about nine deals what we can discuss for next week,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“We can’t announce them until the clubs announce it, but we’ve been really busy, there have been some shock moves with clubs wanting to get players off the (salary) cap.

“Hopefully we can give you some in depth background knowledge of what has happened soon enough.”

With the Super League salary cap currently sitting at £2.1 million, it means that big-spending clubs have to move things around in order to be under the limit for 2023.

The likes of Leeds Rhinos, for example, are said to be near the cap following the signing of Zak Hardaker after the fullback left the Wigan Warriors earlier in the year.

That explains why those such as Alex Mellor, Jack Broadbent and Jack Walker have departed Headingley – though Walker is only on loan at Hull FC.

Other wheelings and dealings have occurred with Wigan bringing in Mike Cooper from rivals Warrington who themselves managed to swoop for youngster Matty Nicholson.

Wakefield Trinity have managed to bolster their ranks for the relegation run-in with Jamie Shaul and Josh Bowden from Hull whilst Jorge Taufua was drafted in from the Manly Sea Eagles.

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