Rating every Super League club’s transfers so far

Aidan Sezer will move to Leeds

We take a look at how every Super League club has recruited so far for the 2022 campaign and review their transfers.

Castleford Tigers – 8/10

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle side will begin a new era under head coach Lee Radford. Daryl Powell makes the move to Warrington for the 2022 season.

One of the biggest movements in Super League for 2022 will see Warrington’s 2021 top try scorer in Jake Mamo move to Castleford on a three-year deal.

Joe Westerman will also return to the club under Radford. Bureta Faraimo and Mahe Fonua will bolster their outside-back options.

In: George Lawler (Hull Kingston Rovers), Jake Mamo (Warrington Wolves), Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua (both Hull FC), Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity), Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants), Alex Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland (both Leeds Rhinos).

Out: Peter Mata’utia, Oliver Holmes (both Warrington Wolves), Lewis Bienek (London Broncos), Alex Foster (Newcastle Thunder), Jesse Sene-Lefao (released), Michael Shenton (retired).

Catalans Dragons – N/A

James Maloney Catalans Dragons player

Catalans Dragons are yet to announce any signings, although appear to be close to bringing in NRL half-back Mitchell Pearce. James Maloney looks set to join French Elite 1 side Lezignan.

In: TBC.

Out: Joel Tomkins (Leigh Centurions), James Maloney (Lezignan).

Huddersfield Giants 8/10

Headlining their 2022 transfers is the capture of France international Theo Fages. The half-back moves to the John Smith’s Stadium on a three-year deal, having won the Grand Final twice, while he was sidelined with injury in their 2021 triumph.

Another eye-catching signing for Ian Watson’s side is Warrington forward and former captain Chris Hill. The England international makes the move on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old has made more than 290 appearances for Wolves since joining them from Leigh in 2012.

In: Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves), Tui Lolohea (Salford Red Devils), Theo Fages (St Helens), Nathan Mason (Leigh Centurions).

Out: Aidan Sezer (Leeds Rhinos), Sam Wood (Hull Kingston Rovers), Lee Gaskell (Wakefield Trinity), Kenny Edwards (Castleford Tigers), Darnell McIntosh (Hull FC), James Cunningham (Toulouse Olympique), Joe Wardle (Leigh Centurions).

Hull FC 5/10

Joe Lovodua in action for Fiji

Just the two signings so far for Brett Hodgson, with Darnell McIntosh joining from Huddersfield and Fijian hooker Joe Lovodua making the switch from the NRL.

In: Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield Giants), Joe Lovodua (South Sydney Rabbitohs).

Out: Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua (Castleford Tigers), Masi Matongo (York City Knights).

Hull Kingston Rovers 7/10

Lachlan Coote in action for St Helens
Lachlan Coote in action for St Helens

The capture of Lachlan Coote is one of the best off-season signings so far. The Scotland international has won the Super League Grand Final three times in a row since his move to St Helens. He will replace Adam Quinlan under Tony Smith next season. Frankie Halton will be looking to impress following his move from Featherstone, while Tom Garratt and Greg Richards also make the move from the Championship.

In: Lachlan Coote (St Helens), Sam Wood (Huddersfield Giants), Frankie Halton (Featherstone Rovers), Tom Garratt (Dewsbury Rams), Greg Richards (London Broncos), Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e (Keighley Cougars).

Out: George Lawler (Castleford Tigers), Greg Minikin (Warrington Wolves), Owen Harrison (Dewsbury Rams), Adam Quinlan (released).

Leeds Rhinos 8/10

Aidan Sezer is back for Huddersfield

Arguably one of the strongest off-season movements so far, Leeds have recruited former Canberra Raiders pair and half-backs Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin, as well as NRL winger David Fusitu’a. Back-rower James Bentley also joins his hometown club from St Helens.

In: James Bentley (St Helens), Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves), Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants), David Fusitu’a (New Zealand Warriors).

Out: King Vuniyayawa (Salford Red Devils), Alex Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland (Castleford Tigers), Konrad Hurrell (St Helens), Rob Lui (retired).

St Helens 7.5/10

Konrad Hurrell
Konrad Hurrell in action for Leeds

St Helens have lost some key players ahead of the 2022 campaign, including full-back Lachlan Coote, Theo Fages and star centre Kevin Naiqama. However, as they normally do, the Totally Wicked Stadium outfit have recruited strongly for next season. Will Hopoate comes in with a wealth of NRL experience. Konrad Hurrell also joins from Leeds to compete for a place in the squad. Joey Lussick could be looking to become the main man in the long-term, with James Roby set to retire at the end of 2022. Curtis Sironen and James Bell also join the pack.

In: Konrad Hurrell (Leeds Rhinos), Will Hopoate (Canterbury Bulldogs), Curtis Sironen (Manly Sea Eagles), Joey Lussick (Parramatta Eels), James Bell (Leigh Centurions).

Out: Lachlan Coote (Hull Kingston Rovers), James Bentley (Leeds Rhinos), Theo Fages (Huddersfield Giants), Joel Thompson, Kevin Naiqama (both retired).

Salford Red Devils 7/10

Brodie Croft looks to be Salford’s main man in 2022 after the club announced the signing of the half-back from Brisbane Broncos. The 24-year-old has made more than 65 NRL appearances for Melbourne Storm and Brisbane. He made made his first-grade debut in 2016. He will replace the outgoing Tui Lolohea, and could be eyeing up the same journey as Jackson Hastings to revitalise his career.

In: King Vuniyayawa (Leeds Rhinos), Amir Bourouh (Wigan Warriors), Brodie Croft (Brisbane Broncos), Shane Wright (North Queensland Cowboys), Ryan Brierley (Leigh Centurions), Sitaleki Akauola (Warrington Wolves).

Out: Tui Lolohea (Huddersfield Giants), Dec Patton (Bradford Bulls), Kevin Brown (retired).

Toulouse Olympique – 3/10

James Cunningham in action for London Broncos
James Cunningham in action for London Broncos

Since their promotion, Toulouse have confirmed the signings of James Cunningham, Lucas Albert and Max Clark, while the latter is set to play for their reserve side in French Elite 1. Plenty more is expected from the newly-promoted side.

In: James Cunningham (Huddersfield Giants), Max Clark (Sheffield Eagles), Lucas Albert (Carcassonne)

Out: Jy Hitchcox, Bastien Ader (unattached), Remi Casty (retired).

Wakefield Trinity – 6/10

Wakefield have snapped up Warrington winger Tom Lineham for the 2022 season. Scotland international Liam Hood has also made the move from Leigh. Lee Gaskell’s move will strengthen their half-back options.

In: Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Sadiq Adebiyi (London Broncos), Liam Hood (Leigh Centurions), Lee Gaskell (Wakefield Trinity).

Out: Josh Wood (Barrow Raiders), Chris Green (Leigh), Kyle Wood, Joe Arundel, Alex Walker (unattached), Oliver Greensmith (Dewsbury).

Warrington Wolves – 6/10

Castleford duo Peter Mata’utia and Oliver Holmes make the move with head coach Daryl Powell for 2022. The pair are two strong signings for the upcoming campaign.

Greg Minikin, Joe Bullock and James Harrison also join the Halliwell Jones stadium side. All three will be looking to push for spots in the starting line-ups.

In: Joe Bullock (Wigan Warriors), Greg Minikin (Hull Kingston Rovers), Peter Mata’utia, Oliver Holmes (both Castleford Tigers), James Harrison (Featherstone Rovers).

Out: Blake Austin (Leeds Rhinos), Tom Lineham (Wakefield Trinity), Jake Mamo (Castleford Tigers), Samy Kibula (Bradford Bulls).

Wigan Warriors 6/10

Abbas Miski has won nine caps for Lebanon

Wigan may feel like a completely different side in 2022, despite only making four signings so far. With Matt Peet appointed their new head coach, Shaun Wane returning as leadership and management director, and players like Bevan French set to return from long-term injuries, Wigan may be quietly confident in 2022. The Warriors may still need to add to their pack and could be on the hunt for one more half-back.

In: Kaide Ellis (St George Illawarra Dragons), Patrick Mago (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Abbas Miski (London Broncos), Iain Thornley (Leigh Centurions).

Out: Joe Bullock (Warrington Wolves), Amir Bourouh (Salford Red Devils), Jackson Hastings, Oliver Gildart (both Wests Tigers), Tony Clubb (retired).

 

1 Comment

  1. Jacob Miller is missing off the Wigan list
    Definitely signed for Wigan
    Zac looks like he’s on his way out too and looking at bringing in one more player but can’t name him yet till I definitely know he signed

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