Six key re-signings ahead of 2021 Super League season

We’ve had a look at some of the best NRL imports and Super League switches ahead of the 2021 campaign, but there has also been some eye-catching re-signings in the top flight.

Here our six picks…

Bevan French

2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel runner-up and Wigan full-back Bevan French was a standout performer during the Super League season and impressed throughout.

Despite interest from NRL side Parramatta Eels, the 24-year-old Australian has re-signed for next season with the option for 2022.

He has scored 22 tries in 26 matches since joining the Warriors in July 2019, and was second top try scorer in the 2020 season with 12, while assisting seven more.

Oliver Holmes

Castleford forward Oliver Holmes agreed a new deal with his hometown club for the 2021 season in November, having came through the Super League club’s youth academy and made his senior debut in 2010.

Holmes, who raised more than £15,000 for Rob Burrow and MND Association, has one international cap in England’s 44-6 victory over France at the Leigh Sports Village in 2018.

A consistent performer for Castleford, Holmes is a strong re-signing for the club.

Jackson Hastings 

A strong performer in the Super League for the past two years, the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner has extended his stay at Wigan for 2021.

The 24-year-old will link up with Adrian Lam’s side once again in 2021 after signing a new deal with the Warriors.

Having first joined the Super League with Salford in 2018, he led them to their first ever Grand Final in 2019. In 2020, he had 18 try assists and scored nine tries.

Ben Currie

Making his debut in 2012 for Warrington against Widnes and now with 180 appearances for the club, Ben Currie has signed a new three-year deal with the Wolves.

The 26-year-old England and Ireland international was included in the 2016 Super League Dream Team, and is a standout performer for the Halliwell Jones stadium side.

Morgan Knowles

St Helens have tied up talented Morgan Knowles until at least the end of the 2022 Super League season.

The skilful back-rower made his debut for St Helens and Wales in 2015, and has recently switched his international allegiances to England ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

He was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2019 at loose forward, and has been promoted to the number 13 shirt for the club in 2021.

Mikolaj Oledzki

Leeds re-signed the Poland-born forward on a four-year deal, with the 21-year-old looking to have a very bright future in the sport.

Oledzki helped the club to a 14th Challenge Cup triumph in 2020 against Salford, and has made more than 60 appearances since his debut in 2017.

The front-rower was named in the England Knights squad in 2020, and featured from the bench in their fixture against Jamaica in 2019.

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