Clubs such as Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all announced major signings for the 2024 season.
Perhaps the club in most need of transfers however is the Castleford Tigers after they flirted with relegation in 2023.
But it does seem they have completed some major business. This comes from one of their current stars Liam Horne on the Walkers Only podcast.
He said: “We’re going to have a new team next year at Cas, a lot of young names coming in.
“Two PNG boys are coming over, Nixon Putt who is over at the (Central Queensland) Capras in the Queensland Cup and Sylvester Namo who is at the Townsville Blackhawks.”
He also confirmed a third signing from Lebanon likely to be El Zakhem.
This comes after Danny Wilson spoke recently on the COYF Podcast about recruitment including the exit of Kieran Hudson.
He said: “Lee Radford identified him and got him over, we had to agree to a friendly to take Kieran early which we did. He spent that time with us. Pre-season he ripped it up and came back, he was in incredible shape and we were thinking he could play ten Super League games this year. We heard a snap and he was on the floor.
“It was a terrible time, he has been with us all year, we have rehabbed him and he is excited for the future. There was a point where we sat down with him and expressed that another club had come in from him. We matched the offer and he chose to go.
“I think he has got family connections with Leeds.”
He added: “We want people that want to play for Castleford Tigers.”
He also spoke more widely about recruitment:
“At the minute there would be money held back from the playing budget, hopefully we get more investment in.
“The TV money is smaller, fans are massively important to revenue. The impact of that TV money, in order to run a sustainable club, holding some back is the way the club want to go.
“You can spend the full cap, we spent it this year in a relegation battle but spending cap doesn’t mean you will win every week. As long as you manage it well, there is no reason why you can’t have a good crack.
“There is a plan, there is a mindset we need to form at Castleford.”
Hudson is set to join Leeds Rhinos.