We have seen the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants confirm major signings but with major signings comes noteworthy exits as well.
One club who is set for a number of exits is Wakefield Trinity who according to reports are set to lose Sam Eseh, Jai Whitbread and others after relegation.
Among them is Kevin Proctor who many expected to retire but according to Treize Mondial the former New Zealand international and Melbourne Storm forward is set to consider a move to France.
He was considering a move to Catalans Dragons or Toulouse Olympique however but rather the Elite One Championship.
He has now officially joined Carcassonne.
Huddersfield Giants second-row Chris McQueen is also linked with the move.
Chris made his NRL debut in 2009, and went on to score 69 tries in a combined 253 games, including a Team of the Decade inclusion for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, where he spent six years.
Nicknamed ‘Crispy’ during his time at the Giants, McQueen made an instant impression after arriving at the club in 2020, scoring 34 tries and a whopping 17 in the 2022 season, seeing him included in the Super League Dream Team.
After struggling for game time at the Wests Tigers, Chris made the move to Huddersfield and made his debut vs Leeds Rhinos, and then scored his first try a week later in a home win vs Wakefield.
Loved by his teammates and supporters alike, the Cowbell Army quickly took to Chris as one of their own, and has been a stalwart in the Huddersfield club since his arrival.
A try in the Challenge Cup final a highlight for Chris in his time at the Giants, and numerous other crucial scores securing two valuable points, including a great effort vs Hull FC in 2023.
His performance in the Challenge Cup Final also saw him scoop the Lance Todd Trophy, the award to the Man of the Match in the Challenge Cup Final.
McQueen also played five times for Queensland, and another time he was a late call up to the side after Eddie Pettybourne was injured in the warm up, but didn’t actually make the field on this occasion.
A true Rugby League legend, and one that we’re so proud to have represented the Claret and Gold on a number of occasions, Ian Watson described Chris as “The guy everyone wants to play with” after he made his 250th Career Appearance vs Leeds Rhinos, a hallmark of one of his many qualities.
Huddersfield Giants paid tribute to the second-row:
“We wish Chris the very best as he returns home to Australia at the end of the year, and look forward to welcoming him back to the John Smith’s Stadium in the future.”