Super League is already set to lose Will Pryce and Kai Pearce-Paul to the NRL in 2024 but another name could be added to that list of young talents leaving the English game.
Lewis Murphy is the latest young star that could be set for a move with reports from Australia suggesting that the Sydney Roosters are making a play for him.
The Daily Telegraph reported that a two-year deal is on the the table and will be effective from 2024, meaning Super League could lose a third youngster in that same transfer window.
Murphy is just 20 year’s old but he had a breakout first season in Super League with a four-try haul against St Helens being the game that truly announced him as the next potential superstar.
The Telegraph report that whilst a deal is yet to be signed it is expected and it’s no surprised that the talented winger has caught the attention of the NRL given his 19 tries in 21 games.
He would join England international Victor Radley at the Roosters and will be joined by another young English winger in the shape of Dom Young who is also set to join the Roosters for 2024.
Now according to the Mole of Wide World of Sports, a move for Murphy to the Roosters is said to be “close.”
This comes as Super League clubs begin to monitor NRL star Daniel Tupou who, if Young and Murphy both sign, will likely leave the Roosters with a long term deal likely to be offered by at least one Super League club.