The likes of Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR have all made signings for the 2024 season as coaches and Chief Executives cast an eye forward to next year and beyond.
Leeds Rhinos have drafted in Mickael Goudemand for the 2024 season from Catalans Dragons. A move that comes after they missed out on Lachlan Fitzgibbon from the Newcastle Knights.
The NRL star is headed to Warrington Wolves after five Super League clubs had been interested in the backrow.
Hull KR have also gone to the NRL to make some statement signings such as Oliver Gildart and Peta Hiku. They have also brought in youngster AJ Wallace from the Bradford Bulls.
The only club who could argue to have done better business is the Wigan Warriors.
They have signed Kruise Leeming, Sam Walters and Tiaki Chan and may not be done.
According to The Mole of Wide World of Sports, the Warriors were interested in Dolphins centre Brenko Lee which could spell the end of one player’s time at the DW Stadium.
The Tongan international and Queensland representative joined the NRL’s newest club for their inaugural season and according to the Notorious Mole, the club risk losing him to Wigan Warriors.
However, he was not the only centre Wigan are chasing however with former Sydney Roosters centre Adam Keighran also of interest according to L’Independent.
The centre has been one of the signings of the season over in Perpignan.
It has then reported by Jenna Brooks on Sky Sports that Adam Keighran was set to sign for the Warriors “imminently.”
And that news has now been confirmed by the club tonight as he signed a two year deal.
This comes with Toby King expected to return to Warrington Wolves after a loan spell at Wigan which has been successful.
However, it seems he won’t be staying beyond the end of the season so he will be very motivated to lift the Challenge Cup with the Warriors set to take on Hull KR in the semi-finals at Headingley next week.
He will also have his eyes on a Super League Grand Final. However, his parent club will also have an eye on Super League glory in 2023.
It will be interesting to see what kind of role he will play at the Wolves in 2024. Peter Mata’utia is currently off contract at the end of the year.