It is May which means clubs can begin to negotiate with players from rival clubs.
We have already seen reports about Hull FC duo Chris Satae and Connor Wynne being available as well as reports linking Ethan Ryan with Hull KR.
Sam Walters of Leeds Rhinos is reportedly going to the opening market to consider his offers and Owen Trout of Huddersfield Giants is doing the same with Castleford Tigers and Hull FC reportedly interested in him.
Speaking of the Giants, who may need to replace Trout should he leave, Ian Watson has explained that the club have been offered a few players but the wages they command are too high to consider.
“As soon as players start doing well there becomes a demand and then the fees go up. It becomes a money issue sometimes,” Watson said.
“We’ve been thrown a few players but the fees are way above.
“It’s about getting the right players. There doesn’t seem to be a massive pool of talent at the moment. There are players who have not been at the level they have before and are demanding large fees at this moment in time. It’s an interesting recruitment period.”