Konrad Hurrell set to make NRL return in 2023

Josh McAllister
Konrad Hurrell Super League

Love Rugby League understands that St Helens centre Konrad Hurrell will return to the NRL for the 2023 season.

Hurrell, 30, signed a one-year deal under Kristian Woolf ahead of the 2022 Super League campaign.

The Tonga international looks set to join NRL’s newest side in the Dolphins for their inaugural season in 2023. The Dolphins will compete as the NRL’s 17th side next season under head coach Wayne Bennett.

They have already added the likes of Jesse and Kenny Bromwich, Jamayne Isaako and Felise Kaufusi to their squad for 2023 and beyond.

Konrad Hurrell to return to NRL

Hurrell began his career in the NRL with New Zealand Warriors, making his debut in 2012 against Manly Sea Eagles.

He joined Gold Coast Titans in 2016 and made 116 appearances in the NRL, scoring 55 tries across seven seasons Down Under.

The centre made the switch to England with Leeds Rhinos for the 2019 season, quickly establishing himself as a fan’s favourite.

Hurrell featured in the 2020 Challenge Cup final victory over Salford at Wembley. He made the move to St Helens under Tonga head coach Woolf for the 2022 Super League season on a one-year deal.

Dolphins squad so far

Dolphins most recently added young forward Tom Gilbert to their squad for the 2023 campaign. They are reportedly interested in Cameron Munster from Melbourne Storm, who is under contract until the end of 2023.

Reports have also claimed that the Dolphins have agreed a deal for Sean O’Sullivan from Penrith. The 23-year-old caught the eye when filling in for star Panthers half Nathan Cleary. He is off contract at the end of the season and would be a strong addition.

Anthony Milford is also a target. Milford has just signed a deal with Newcastle for the rest of 2022. But he could be available from 2023.

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