There’s plenty of big name signings going into the 2023 Super League season, but there are also a few signings which aren’t getting talked about nearly as much as they should or could prove to be surprise stars after not stirring up much of a fuss going into 2023.
So, here’s the five most underrated signings going into 2023.
5. Luke Hooley – Leeds Rhinos
Hooley has everything a modern fullback needs, pace, agility and a sense of where to be at the right time. It is these attributes which have made Bevan French and Jai Field huge successes and Hooley has the raw ability to be a similar player yet he isn’t being talked about enough.
4. Rob Mulhern – Leigh Leopards
It’s not long since Mulhern was seen as the next Luke Thompson at Hull KR. He finished last year strongly at Warrington Wolves and has them potentially regretting his departure but he will give Leigh great strength in the middle of the park.
3. Nathan Peats – Huddersfield Giants
Peats’ return to Huddersfield comes with huge pressure as he replaces a top hooker in Danny Levi. It has been overshadowed by the signings of Jake Connor and co but he will be the lynchpin for the Giants in 2023.
2. Jake Bibby – Huddersfield Giants
Jake Bibby has played in and scored in two Grand Finals and is a Challenge Cup Final winner with Wigan Warriors. He brings the Giants great versatility and experience as well as scoring power.
1. Sam Stone – Salford Red Devils
To bring in a player widely tipped to join NRL giants the Melbourne Storm, shows the calibre of this signing but it hasn’t been spoken about nearly enough. He is a great worker and bring terrific power. He will give the Red Devils a bit more quality after a superb 2022 season.