Super League target joins shock new club

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR have all been linked with NRL signings for the 2024 season.

Warrington beat a number of clubs to the signing of Lachlan Fitzgibbon from the Newcastle Knights and Hull KR have drafted in Peta Hiku and Oliver Gildart for next season.

Leeds meanwhile have been linked with fullback Lachlan Miller and former Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi.

As for Wigan, they opted for Adam Keighran instead of Dolphins centre Brenko Lee.

One Super League target that emerged was forward Liam Knight with reports suggesting he had been offered to a number of Super League clubs.

However, he has instead joined Canterbury Bulldogs. Knight joins the Bulldogs from the South Sydney Rabbitohs and is expected to begin training under Coach Cameron Ciraldo, and in the blue-and-white, as soon as tomorrow.

“We are delighted to have Liam on board,” said General Manager of Football, Phil Gould.

“He adds depth and experience to our forward stocks.”

The seasoned prop has made 76 NRL appearances to date and is greatly looking forward to commencing his time at Canterbury.

The Bulldogs would like to acknowledge the South Sydney Rabbitohs and thank them for their professionalism in allowing Knight to pursue this opportunity.

This comes as reports come in stating that the Bulldogs have allowed former Wigan star Ryan Sutton to explore his options for next year.

The prop will likely garner Super League interest given his quality and the fact he is not a quota spot holder.

Sutton won two Grand Finals with Wigan Warriors in 2016 and 2018. He also played at Wembley in the 2017 Challenge Cup Final.

A top prop in Super League he was drafted to the NRL by the Canberra Raiders alongside John Bateman in 2019 who already had Elliot Whitehead and Josh Hodgson at the club.

Sutton helped the Raiders to the Grand Final in 2019 before joining Canterbury Bulldogs this year.

Though he still has years left on his contract, the former Wigan Warriors star has been told he can leave the club at the end of 2023 according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

This means he has emerged as a Super League target and there had been rumours earlier this year that the former Wigan star could be set for a move to Leeds Rhinos.