In less than a week Super League clubs can begin negotiations with players in the final year of their contracts.
Which player should your side be looking to bring in for 2024?
Let’s take a look.
Castleford Tigers: Sam Wood
Jake Mamo undoubtedly left a hole in the Cas squad. Meanwhile, plenty of other outside backs are out of contract. The Tigers also need to address the average of the squad so again turning to Hull KR and trying to sign Sam Wood would be a terrific move.
Catalans Dragons: Peter Mata’utia
Catalans are yet to replace both Dean Whare and Samisoni Langi so trying to bring in a top centre like Peter Mata’utia would be a superb signing especially as he could cover a number of other roles too.
Huddersfield Giants: Jorge Taufua
It is highly likely that Jermaine McGillvary will retire at the end of this year so the Giants could look to sign a replacement and someone similar like the Wakefield wrecking ball Jorge Taufua would be a terrific signing.
Hull FC: Kai O’Donnell
It seems like Hull FC are going to have a major overhaul in the winter with so many players off contract. They need to bring in players in their prime who work hard and can play at the intensity that Tony Smith demands and Kai O’Donnell of Leigh would be perfect for that.
Hull KR: Abbas Miski
With Ryan Hall not getting any younger and the Robins currently playing their best centre on the wing, Hull KR could look to bring in a winger and could try and lure Abbas Miski away from Wigan with guaranteed playing time.
Leeds Rhinos: Arthur Mourgue
The vast majority of Leeds’ squad is young and set for the future but the spine is aging. Both Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer are in the final year of their contracts whilst Richie Myler’s expires next year so turning to Arthur Mourgue, who can play anywhere in the spine and is the closest thing we have seen to Leeds legend Rob Burrow, would be a brilliant signing.
Leigh Leopards: Ligi Sao
Leigh have made some brilliant signings over the last 12 months but bringing in some extra bite down the middle of the field could take them to the next level and Ligi Sao would certainly do that for them.
Salford Red Devils: Kaide Ellis
It has been reported that Salford have already tied down Brad Singleton for next year and could they also try and bring in another Wigan forward in Kaide Ellis to really sure up their middle units and give them depth.
St Helens: Daryl Clark
The biggest conundrum at St Helens at present is who should replace James Roby when he retires. So it is no surprise the Saints are rumoured to be interested in Warrington’s Daryl Clark.
Wakefield Trinity: Ben McNamara
Wakefield are struggling and facing the prospect of relegation. Their best bet is turning to youth to build for the future and a young halfback like Ben McNamara would be the ideal centrepiece for that.
Warrington Wolves: Arthur Romano
Warrington saw first hand how good Arthur Romano is over Easter. Mata’utia is in the final year of his deal, as is Greg Minikin whilst Stefan Ratchford is in the twilight of his career so an athletic centre like Romano would be a brilliant signing.
Wigan Warriors: Sam Walters
One of the tallest players in Super League history, Wigan are set to lose Brad Singleton as per reports and Mike Cooper is injured and in the latter stages of his career. Meanwhile, Kai Pearce-Paul is set to leave at the end of 2023 so it is key that the Warriors reinforce their pack and Sam Walters would be the ideal signing as he can play prop and back-row.