Yesterday it was reported that Catalans Dragons, as they look to rebuild, told Josh Drinkwater and Dylan Napa to find new clubs.
Drinkwater has been a brilliant servant for the Dragons helping them to Challenge Cup success in 2018 and the League Leaders’ Shield in 2021 as well as a first Grand Final, but now he’s on the look for a new club.
It was rumoured a while back that Josh Drinkwater would be going to Warrington Wolves as the replacement of Gareth Widdop after he fell out of favour at the end of the season. This was denied but the door is back open following the news yesterday and it was already been rumoured that the club are in talks to sign him.
With Hull FC’s chase of Jake Clifford hitting a stumbling block this morning with the move dependant on other signings, Hull FC could do a lot worse than looking to Drinkwater. It would allow Tex Hoy to move to fullback and would give Hull the perfect balance in the halves alongside Jake Trueman.
Wakefield have the most quota spots in Super League and are the club best placed to make a number of signings. Yes they have three halves for 2023 already, but the versatility of Lee Gaskell could see him move to play other roles so Trinity can bulk out their squad more with the arrival of Drinkwater in the halves. It would be the perfect response to Leigh Leopards’ exciting business.