Three players St Helens boss Kristian Woolf could potentially look to sign

St Helens are the team to beat in Super League and have been since 2018 – that’s a fact.

What is more incredible is the fact that Saints have had to go through a few rebuilding stages in that time with the likes of Kevin Naiqama, Lachlan Coote and Theo Fages departing – essential cogs of the Grand Final-winning wheel in years gone by at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

So, heading into the 2023 season, which five signings could Kristian Woolf look towards?

Brad Dwyer – Leeds Rhinos

With James Roby still ye to decide on potentially going round again, that would leave St Helens without one of their main hookers. Joey Lussick can take half the mantle, but that would leave space for another number 9 and Brad Dwyer would be a perfect replacement. The livewire hooker would absolutely thrive off a pack as formidable as Saints. Dwyer is also out of contract at the end of 2022, making him ideal to pick up.

Joe Lovodua – Hull FC

What a signing this man has been for Hull FC in 2022! Arguably the greatest recruit in Super League this year, Joe Lovodua won’t be shy of suitors. Hull do retain a clause that puts them in the driving seat for his contract in 2023, though, so St Helens would be up against it to prise him away from the MKM Stadium. It’s bizarre, really, to think that Lovodua had not been given any chance at all in the NRL given just how well he has fit into Super League from day one.

Luke Thompson – Canterbury Bulldogs

If ever there was one man whose future seems to take another turn every other week it’s Luke Thompson. The former St Helens prop has been carving out a reputation for himself with Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL, but spoke a month ago about not ruling out a move back to Super League. It would probably be former club Saints that would win the race, but what a race it would be! Currently part of a resurgent Bulldogs, his stock is rising with each passing week, however, the Merseyside club still holds a special place in his heart.

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