There are over 20 NRL players looking for a new club still in 2023 leaving the door open for Super League sides to make a move for them ahead of the new campaign.
One of these is Melbourne Storm forward Chris Lewis.
Capable of playing in the second-row and loose-forward, he made his Storm debut in the 2020 as he left his teaching career behind helping the Storm to Grand Final glory.
But now what next for the former teacher? A return to the classroom or a move to Super League?
Derek Beaumont, immediately after Leigh completed their flurry of 2023 signings, said the club were still in the market and still looking for a middle forward and Lewis could do just that having played a lot at 13 in his NRL days. Now that Leigh look to have a quota spot after Nene MacDonald moved to Leeds Rhinos and Blake Ferguson has seemingly left on compassionate grounds, they could make this move happen.
After the Dragons mutually agreed to the termination of Dylan Napa’s contract, the French side have seemed keen on signing a replacement chasing but missing out on former Warrington Wolves prop Ben Murdoch-Masila. Still expected to sign a middle, could they move for Lewis?
Salford Red Devils
The only side left with a quota spot, the Red Devils opened one up when Sitaleki Akuaola left for Toulouse Olympique meaning they too could be keen on adding another forward to their ranks for 2023.