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Super League giants reportedly set to lose “as many as six” stars to transfers

There have already been a lot of Super League transfer stories about 2025 but one club stands out the most so far.

According to reports, last year’s beaten Super League Grand Finalists the Catalans Dragons are set to lose Tom Johnstone and Mike McMeeken to Wakefield Trinity according to Rugby League Live and the Yorkshire Post.

Meanwhile, Tom Davies is reportedly bound for Hull KR as per the Hull Daily Mail and Rugby League Live has also reported that the Dragons are set to replace two of their departed wingers with St Helens star Tommy Makinson.

The St Helens Star reported that the Saints held talks with the winger but both Sky Sports and L’Independent have reported these transfers. This came as reports of Oliver Partington was headed to the Dragons as well.

There is a lot of change set to take place at the Super League club it seems and Sky Sports commentator Stuart Pyke said they could be set to lose “as many as six players” at the end of the season.

Super League star shows Catalans’ recruitment success

Jordan Abdull playing for Hull KR in Super League

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That being said, if any club could handle this level of change it’s the Dragons. Their start to the 2024 Super League season has shown that they can handle change with five wins from six after the loss of Mitchell Pearce, Tyrone May and Sam Tomkins.

They drafted in Jordan Abdull who impressed against Warrington Wolves and has been a key signing.

He said on Sky after the game:

“I had a word at the end there with George Williams, I think it was one of those games where one team was totally dominant for the first 20 minutes of each half, and then the other team came back into it. But, you know, in games like that, you always feel better coming away with a win than you do with a loss. So, you know, the feeling’s pretty good now, and I’m sure we’ll learn a few things from the stuff that we didn’t necessarily do too well at the back end of both halves.

“We were talking at the beginning of the week we looked at how many play the balls it takes each team in the competition to score inside the 20 metres and we were sitting at the top of that and you know it paid off right at the back end there and then I think we defended two or three sets in a row and then we put one straight back on them to win the game right at the end.

“So, you know, we did a lot of things good with the ball, but it’s our pride. We’ve defended our tryline and that was the win in the end.

Asked about his move from Hull KR, Abdull said: “100%. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to play for a different club, in a different country, a complete different lifestyle and culture and it’s brought a bit more passion back into the game which has probably been missing for the last few years due to injuries and just being in the same place for a long time.

“Just forever grateful to Catalan for giving me this opportunity and hopefully I’m paying back the efforts they made in the back end of pre-season to get me over.”

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