Six impressive Super League switches ahead of 2021

Josh McAllister

With Christmas approaching, we take a look at some of the best Super League switches ahead of the 2021 season.

While players like Greg Inglis, Jai Field and Joel Thompson link up with Super League ahead of next season, there has also been some eye-catching recruitment within the competition.

Here’s six impressive signings inside Super League so far…

Niall Evalds

The 27-year-old full-back has spent his entire career so far with Salford, but will make the move to Castleford for 2021.

Evalds is the Red Devils’ all-time top Super League try scorer, and starred in their run to the Grand Final last season, while scoring nine tries in 2020 and assisting nine more.

The England Knights international looks set to be one of the most exciting switches of 2021, and Tigers fans will be hoping to see Evalds in his best form.

Joe Burgess

The England international had a strong finish to the 2020 season with Wigan, and put pen to paper with Salford on a three-year contract ahead of the 2021 campaign.

Burgess enjoyed two spells at Wigan split by a 2016 stint in the NRL with Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He was selected in Super League’s Dream Team in 2015 and won the World Club Challenge with Wigan in 2017.

Mike McMeeken

After six seasons with Castleford, the forward makes the move to the South of France to link up with the Dragons on a two-year deal.

McMeeken’s move will definitely add value to the Dragons’ pack with plenty of years left in his career.

Morgan Escare

The French international will be excited to return to action with Salford in 2021.

Escare, 29, was handed the #24 shirt in 2020 with Wigan, but has seen limited first team games with the DW Stadium side, which saw him loaned out to Wakefield in 2019.

He scored 14 tries in 47 appearances for Wigan, and joins Salford on a three-year deal.

The talented full-back will add a creative flair to Richard Marshall’s side, and it will be good to see him back in Super League.

Robbie Mulhern

Robbie Mulhern is Warrington’s third signing so far ahead of the 2021 season, joining from Hull KR.

Despite apparent interest from other Super League clubs and in the NRL, Mulhern joins the Wolves on a two-year deal having made 110 appearances for Rovers since moving from Leeds in 2016.

The former Ireland international has one cap for England, having made his debut against France in 2018.

Joe Greenwood

Ian Watson recently added to his forward pack at Huddersfield with the signing of Joe Greenwood from Wigan on a two-year deal.

The back-rower began his career at St Helens, before making a move Down Under to join Gold Coast Titans. He returned to Super League with Wigan in 2018, featuring in their Grand Final victory over Warrington.

He had a strong end to the 2020 season, and will be hoping to return to his best that saw him called up to the England Knights squad.

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