Three sides who could sign World Cup star looking for club including Super League team

A number of NRL players are still looking for a club for 2023 including ex-Leeds Rhinos prop Ava Seumanufagai and ex-Hull FC and Hull KR halfback Albert Kelly.

Alongside them is Ireland hooker Joshua Cook who is set to leave the Canterbury Bulldogs like Seumanufagai, but where he ends up for next year remains unclear.

So, here’s three potential European destinations for the hooker after he sampled this neck of the woods in the Rugby League World Cup.

Bradford Bulls
After losing star hooker Sam Hallas for the second winter in a row, the Bulls could be open to another number nine in 2023 and one of Cook’s clear quality as they push for Super League promotion next year.

Toulouse Olympique
The French side have lost two number nines in Huddersfield Giants bound Nathan Peats and former Huddersfield man James Cunningham. They have signed Cook’s Scottish equivalent but could very well say yes to bringing in Cook.

Catalans Dragons
The Dragons have lost a halfback in the shape of Warrington Wolves bound Josh Drinkwater. So, out of the three Super League sides with quota spots – including Salford Red Devils and Leigh Leopards – would be the side most in need of someone of Cook’s skills.

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