Championship ins and outs 2023: Signings and departures club-by-club

Josh McAllister
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Here’s a list of every Championship club’s ins and outs ahead of the 2023 campaign.

The new season gets underway on Saturday, February 4 with Toulouse’s return to the second division set to be broadcast live on Our League away to Barrow.

Pre-season fixtures have already begun for most club’s, with only a few yet to announce their squad numbers ahead of the new campaign.

Here’s an updated list of all the transfers ahead of the new season.

Barrow Raiders

Ins: Greg Burke, Jack Wells (both Salford), Connor Saunders (Ulverston), Rio-Osayomwanbo Corkill, Ellis Archer (both St Helens), Luke Broadbent (Warrington), Ben Evans (Bradford), Greg Worthington (Halifax), Andrew Bulman (Whitehaven).

Outs: Tee Ritson (St Helens on loan), Hakim Miloudi (Albi), Carl Forster (North Wales Crusaders), Bradd Crellin, Danny Morrow (both retired), Connor Terrill (Villeneuve), Gary Wheeler, Dec Hulme (all unattached).

RAIDERS: Barrow 2023 squad numbers: Greg Burke to wear No. 8

Batley Bulldogs

Ins: Elliot Kear, Samy Kibula (both Bradford), Keegan Hirst (unattached), Aiden McGowan (Huddersfield), Josh Woods (Newcastle).

Outs: Luke Hooley (Leeds), Perry Whiteley, Louis Collinson (both Dewsbury), Tom Gilmore (Widnes).

Bradford Bulls

Ins: Chester Butler, Michael Lawrence (both Huddersfield), George Roby, Fenton Rodgers (both Huddersfield on loan) Ben Blackmore (Dewsbury), Tom Holmes (Sheffield), Brad Foster (London Broncos), Jack Walker, Bodene Thompson (both Leeds), Max Clarke (Hull FC), Keven Appo (PNG Hunters), Joe Arundel (Halifax), Josh Johnson (Widnes).

Outs: Ben Evans (Barrow), Daniel Fleming (Featherstone), Steve Crossley, Joe Burton, Sam Hallas, Dan McGrath (all Hunslet), Aaron Murphy, Matty Dawson-Jones (Sheffield), Thomas Doyle (Keighley), Anthony Walker (Widnes), Elliot Kear (Batley), Rhys Evans (retired), Elliot Hall (Doncaster), Samy Kibula (Batley), Ryan Millar (Widnes), Dalton Desmond-Walker (unattached), Coby Nichol (Cornwall), Sam Scott (released).

NEW BOYS: Bradford Bulls 2023 squad numbers: Jack Walker to wear No. 31

Featherstone Rovers

Ins: Chris Hankinson (Toulouse), Mathieu Cozza (Catalans), Thomas Lacans, Brad Day (both Newcastle), Elijah Taylor (Salford), Riley Dean (Warrington on loan), Caleb Aekins (Leigh), McKenzie Yei (Queensland Capras), Kyle Evans (Wakefield).

Outs: Ben Hellewell (Salford), Adam Cuthbertson (retired), Jesse Sene-Lefao (Sheffield), Callum Field (Widnes), Jacob Doyle (Dewsbury), Morgan Smith (Wakefield), Brett Ferres, Loui McConnell (both Doncaster).

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Halifax Panthers

Ins: Will Maher (Hull KR), Eribe Doro (Widnes), Ryan King (Whitehaven), Ben Forster (Rochdale), Tom Inman (York), Jake Maizen (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Nick Rawsthorne (unattached), Kai Morgan (Leeds loan).

Outs: Joe Arundel (Bradford), Cory Aston, Titus Gwaze (both Sheffield), Elliot Morris, Matt Garside (both Dewsbury), Joe Martin (retired), Brad Knowles (Doncaster).

PANTHERS: Halifax 2023 squad numbers: 11 international players in club list

Keighley Cougars

Ins: Luke Gale (Hull FC), Ben Crooks (Hull KR), Mark Ioane (Leigh), Sadiq Adebiyi, Brad Walker (both Wakefield), Robbie Storey (Doncaster), Ellis Robson (Newcastle), Lloyd Roby (Widnes), Thomas Doyle (Bradford), Keenen Tomlinson (Dewsbury).

Outs: Scott Murrell, Eddy Pettybourne, James Feather (all retired), Junior S’au (Old Glory DC RU), Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e (Sheffield), Matthew Bailey, Chris Cullimore (Midlands Hurricanes), Anthony Dyne (Swinton Lions), Kian Fisher, Spencer Darley Dalton Desmond-Walker (all unattached), Aidan Scully (Bradford & Bingley RFC).

COUGARS: Keighley 2023 squad numbers: Luke Gale to wear shirt number 31 at new club

London Broncos

Ins: Sam Davis, Marcus Stock (York), Jarred Bassett (London Skolars), Henry Raiwalui (Wentworthville Magpies), Ethan Natoli (Newtown Jets), Dan Hoyes, Jenson Monk and Euan Parke (academy graduates)

Outs: Jude Ferreira (Hull FC), Brock Pelligra, Calum Gahan (both Toulouse), Brad Foster (Bradford), Rob Tuliatu (Newcastle), Ronny Palumbo (released).

READ: London Broncos confirm 2023 squad numbers

Newcastle Thunder

Ins: Rhys Clark, Alex Clegg, Jake Lightowler, Alex Young, Curtis Davies (all Workington), Nikau Williams (Whitehaven), Rob Tuliatu (London Broncos), Ethan Lawther, Mac Walsh (both unattached), Marcus Walker (Hull FC), Daniel Okoro, Connor Moore (both Hull KR), Jack Potter (Hull KR on loan).

Outs: Oliver Roberts (Sheffield), Ukuma Ta’ai, Jesse Dee (both York), Josh Eaves (Swinton), Ellis Robson (Keighley), Brad Day (Featherstone), Josh Woods (Batley), Jake Shorrocks (Toulouse), Dan Coates (Midlands Hurricanes), Pat Moran (SO Avignon), Craig Mullen (retired), Isaac Nokes (Ipswich Jets), Nathan Wilde (Leigh).

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Sheffield Eagles

Ins: Oliver Roberts (Newcastle), Titus Gwaze, Cory Aston (both Halifax), Jesse Sene-Lefao (Featherstone), Aaron Murphy, Matty Dawson-Jones (both Bradford), Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e (Keighley), Lewis Peachey (Castleford), Joe Hird, Mekhi Bridgeman-Reaney (both Leeds), Jack Hansen (Swinton).

Outs: Kadeem Williams (unattached), Tom Holmes (Bradford Bulls)  

Swinton Lions

Ins: Josh Eaves (Newcastle), Myles Harrop, Jonny Openshaw (both Salford), Joseph Romeo (unattached), Jake Spedding, Kenny Baker (both Widnes), Gavin Bennison, Scott Parnaby (both Rochdale), Anthony Dyne (Keighley), Morgan Burgess (Warrington), Jordan Gibson, Gavin Rodden (both North Wales Crusaders), Andrew Badrock (Leigh Miners Rangers), Liam Cooper (Whitehaven).

Outs: Jack Hansen (Sheffield), Deane Meadows, Paddy Jones, Matty Wilkinson (all Oldham), Max Roberts, Lewis Hatton (both Widnes), Jack Spencer, Lewis Charnock (both retired).

LIONS: Swinton 2023 squad numbers: Kenny Baker to wear No. 10 with new club

Toulouse Olympique

Ins: Sitaleki Akauola (Salford), Reubenn Rennie (Newtown Jets), Josh Ralph (Mounties), Jake Shorrocks (Newcastle), Calum Gahan (London Broncos), Greg Richards (Toulouse).

Outs: Tony Gigot, Maxime Puech (Albi), Matty Russell (Warrington), Justin Sangare (Leeds), Mitch Garbutt (St Gaudens), Andrew Dixon (Salford), Joseph Paulo (Pia), Chris Hankinson (Featherstone), Corey Norman (Lezignan), Romain Navarrete (Catalans).


Ins: Lachlan Lanskey (Brisbane Tigers), Lasarusa Tabu (Carcassonne), Jamie Doran, Marcus O’Brien (both Workington), Josh Rouke, Daniel Spencer-Tonks (both Salford), Sam Freeman (unattached), Lucas Castle (St George Illawarra Dragons Reserve).

Outs: Will Evans (Widnes), Liam Cooper (Swinton), Andrew Dawson, Tom Wilkinson, Geronimo Doyle (all unattached).

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Widnes Vikings

Ins: Kyle Amor (St Helens), Jordan Johnstone (Hull FC), Kieran Dixon (Leigh), Tom Gilmore (Batley), Max Roberts, Lewis Hatton (both Swinton), Callum Field (Featherstone), Ryan Millar (Bradford), Will Evans (Whitehaven). 

Outs: Matty Smith, Ste Tyrer (both retired), Lloyd Roby (Keighley), Kenny Baker, Jake Spedding (both Swinton), Lewis Hulme (unattached), Dec Gregory, Levy Nzoungou (both unattached), Josh Johnson (Bradford).

VIKINGS: Widnes 2023 squad numbers: Tom Gilmore to wear No. 7 upon return

York RLFC Knights

Ins: Josh Daley (Mounties), Ukuma Ta’ai, Jesse Dee (both Newcastle), Ronan Michael (Huddersfield), Conor Fitzsimmons (Workington Town), Ben Barnard (Heworth), Jon Luke Kirby (Huddersfield).

Outs: Toby Warren (Leeds), Jacob Ogden (unattached), Ronan Dixon (Dewsbury), Sam Davis (London Broncos), Marcus Stock (London Broncos), Tom Inman (Halifax), Masi Matongo, Brendan O’Hagan, Will Oakes (all released), Joe Porter (retired).

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