Six of the best Super League transfers so far

Josh McAllister

We take a look at six of the best Super League transfers so far ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Peter Mata’utia – Warrington

Peter Mata'utia (3) of Castleford Tigers celebrates his try

Peter Mata’utia is one of the most talented centres currently in Super League, while he can also cover several other positions across the field.

Having made his first-team debut at Newcastle Knights, he made the move to England to join Leigh ahead of the 2018 season.

He joined Castleford in 2019 and has been a consistent performer for the Tigers, and will join new head coach Daryl Powell at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with Warrington for 2022.

Theo Fages – Huddersfield

The long-rumoured transfer was confirmed earlier this month, as France international Theo Fages will be at the John Smith’s Stadium in 2022 after joining Huddersfield on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has made more than 200 career appearances for Salford and St Helens. While missing out on the 2021 Grand Final due to injury, he is a two-time Super League Grand Final winner and a Challenge Cup winner, and will bring a lot to Ian Watson’s attacking options.

Aidan Sezer – Leeds

Aidan Sezer will join Leeds on a two-year deal following his spell with Huddersfield, and will link up with former Canberra Raiders half-back Blake Austin at the Rhinos.

Sezer was a runner up for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in his debut season in Super League in 2020, and is an eye-catching signing for the Headingley Stadium side. 

Lachlan Coote – Hull Kingston Rovers

Possibly one of the biggest Super League transfers for the 2022 season, Lachlan Coote will join Hull KR on a two-year deal in 2022.

Coote, who featured for Penrith Panthers and North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL, joined St Helens in 2019 and has been a part of the very successful side that has won the Grand Final three times in a row.

He will now link up with Tony Smith at Hull KR and will receive the number one jersey for 2022.

Joey Lussick – St Helens

Joey Lussick in action for Parramatta Eels

The 25-year-old will join St Helens on a three-year deal from 2022, and will be an exciting hooker to watch.

With Roby set to retire at the end of the 2022 campaign, Lussick could see himself become the main man at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He proved to be one of the best during his time at Salford, and is one to watch in 2022.

Will Hopoate – St Helens

Another St Helens signing for 2022, Will Hopoate will join the club on a two-year deal for next year’s campaign.

The 29-year-old centre or full-back makes the move from Down Under, where he has made more than 170 NRL appearances for Manly, Parramatta and Canterbury, as well as winning 11 caps for Tonga. He also captained the nation in the 2017 World Cup.

He has also represented New South Wales five times in State of Origin, and will replace the departing Kevin Naiqama in the centres.