NRL clubs are already discussing a move for Jack Welsby.
The English fullback was sensational in both St Helens’ win over St George Illawarra Dragons the week before he stole the show in the World Club Challenge win over Penrith Panthers scoring a try, notching an assist and coming up with two try saving tackles which helped propel St Helens to the world title.
St Helens have the fullback signed on until 2025 but according to the Mole of Wide World of Sports NRL clubs are keen on him and would be willing to pay a fee for his services,
Now the Daily Telegraph has reported that NRL clubs, namely those with aging fullbacks, are keen on bringing Welsby to Australia and are wanting to offer him a contract for 2026.
Now Roar has described him as “triple threat” whilst saying he will be made offers “he can’t refuse.”
“Imagine you could buy a triple threat fullback, five eighth and halfback with rep experience and three Grand Final wins, who is also just 21 years of age. You can throw in that he was the best on ground against the Panthers in Penrith, the toughest assignment in club rugby league.
“That’s available for someone in the NRL in the form of Jack Welsby. The Saints fullback was exceptional, especially in the first half, where he scored a try, set up another for Hurrell and pulled off two miraculous try savers.
“He’s got a contract until the end of 2025, but transfer fees talk in the UK and Welsby would be worth every single penny of it. There’s a lot of NRL teams who would pay top dollar for average talent: the best young talent in the world is right there waiting to be made offers he can’t refuse.”