Super League star signs for Australian agency

There is talk about a lot of English players heading over to Australia lately.

This went into overdrive after the World Cup and were furthered by St Helens’ triumph over Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge which saw interest in Jack Welsby and Lewis Dodd reach a zenith.

Dodd signed with an Australian agent after this and now another England star has signed for an Australian agent.

Wigan Warriors star loose-forward Morgan Smithies is the latest to do so. Smithies made his England debut against France and it was certainly deserved.

The loose-forward took on the famous number 13 shirt this year after John Bateman moved to Wests Tigers in 2023.

Smithies has signed for Australian Agency Ultra Management.

The agency is located in Sydney and describes itself as “the premier sports agency in the industry.”

They made the following statement on Instagram: “After earning his first test cap for England and 100+ Super League games at just 22, we are looking forward to working with Morgan into the next phase of his promising career.”

The agency represents NRL stars like Anthony Milford, Brian To’o, Clint Gutherson, Daniel Tupou and Hudson Young.

However, Wigan fans shouldn’t panic that it means he will move to Australia.

The agency represents Wigan teammate Joe Shorrocks as well as Super League stars like Ken Sio of Salford Red Devils, Aidan Sezer of Leeds Rhinos, Wakefield Trinity’s Kelepi Tanginoa, St Helens’ Joey Lussick, Catalans Dragons’ Ben Garcia and Adam Keighran as well as former Super League star Jackson Hastings.

Recently departed Hull FC forward Kane Evans is also on their books.