Every Super League side made big signings for 2023 including the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Leigh Leopards.
Leeds have had two of the most underrated signings of the new season with Nene MacDonald and James McDonnell.
Wigan meanwhile made a big impact with their two new centres Jake Wardle and Toby King.
Warrington moved for Paul Vaughan who has had an impact on the club and their play style. Leigh Leopards were big movers with Zak Hardaker, Ricky Leutele and Rob Mulhern but the club who appeared to make the biggest signings were the Huddersfield Giants with Jake Connor leading the way.
Those signings haven’t translated to success and one has suffered a nasty injury in the shape of Harvey Livett.
“Dislocation of the elbow, so he’s an injury that lasts like 6-8 weeks, depending on how quickly he heals to be fair,” Ian Watson said.
“So he’s going to see the specialist on Friday and then they’ll tell him whether he needs to have surgery or whether it’ll heal basically on its own but either way it’s probably going to be in around six to eight weeks.”
Asked about replacing Livett, he said: “Yeah, like I say, we’re running low because every week seems to be like we’re losing somebody or something’s kind of happening whether it’s an injury or whether it’s an illness but we kind of got two or three players back in the squad this week so we can cover it for sure.
“It would have been great just to have Harvey available and to be able to play again because it’s took him quite a long time to find his feet this year as well but that’s because he came to us with a certain injury and a certain injury history that we had to get over that wasn’t managed well before.
“So we had to get over that and he was just starting to find his feet and looking good and if you watch the game at Catalan as well he started really well in that to be fair so that’s the disappointing thing more that we can’t build on what we’re trying to start again but again that’s that’s been there all year.”