Super League star reportedly set to test the open market

Clubs like Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Wigan Warriors and maybe even Salford Red Devils will be keeping an eye on the halfback market.

Though it seems Salford are safe for now when it comes to the future of Brodie Croft with reports of interest from the Wests Tigers and rumours of a deadline day switch to Leeds now running cold.

Speaking of Leeds, they did allow Blake Austin to join Castleford Tigers just prior to the deadline and are set to lose Aidan Sezer to the Wests Tigers in 2024.

It has already been confirmed that Hull FC halfback Jake Clifford will leave the club for the NRL in 2024 with the halfback returning to North Queensland Cowboys next year.

Wigan are also in the market as Cade Cust switches from six to nine and is at the end of his deal.

But one Super League club is set to lose two halfbacks in the shape of Catalans Dragons with L’Independent reporting that the French side will lose both their six and seven in the shape of Tyrone May and Mitchell Pearce with the latter reportedly sett to hit the open market accoridng to Fox League.

May joined the Dragons last season after guiding Penrith Panthers to consecutive Grand Finals winning the 2021 decider having lost in 2020.

He went on to play for Samoa in the Rugby League World Cup but was forced off in game one against England with dislocated hip.

However, he has returned from injury in fine form at Catalans wearing the number six jersey and helping the Dragons to the Super League summit.

That said, his form has clearly sparked interest and NRL club Canterbury Bulldogs were interested in May for 2024.

Sky Sports’ Jenna Brooks reported that the Bulldogs had offered him a multi-year deal.

However, Rugby League Live have now reported this deal has collapsed and he is now available to other Super League clubs.

His teammate Mitchell Pearce will be headed to the NRL but Zero Tackle are reporting that a number of clubs are interested in the halfback.

Sydney Roosters was his expected destination after he turned down a move to Wests Tigers earlier this year.

Other clubs such as Canberra Raiders are also in the market for a halfback but his age could mean he could also offer sides a chance to fill the 14 role.

Many clubs would benefit from his experience.

However, there has now been talk that he could retire instead.