Six Super League stars still without deals for 2024

Josh McAllister
Ken Sio celebrates with Brodie Croft.

Ken Sio is still without a deal for the 2024 campaign. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

There are still a handful of Super League stars without deals beyond the current campaign. Most clubs are already well underway with their recruitment for next season, and here are six players that are yet to be signed up.

Deon Cross

Salford centre Deon Cross has enjoyed life in the top division since his move from Widnes ahead of the 2022 campaign.

The 27-year-old has made 53 appearances for the Red Devils to date, scoring 18 tries, and has impressed under Paul Rowley since given his full-time chance.

The outside-back previously featured for Rochdale and Barrow, having been released by St Helens following two years in their scholarship system.

Cross is among a number of Salford players yet to put pen to paper for 2024, including in-form King Vuniyayawa, Rhys Williams and another name on this list.

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Ben Reynolds

Leigh Leopards playmaker Ben Reynolds is enjoying career-best form in the current campaign, having been a part of the side that lifted their first Challenge Cup trophy since 1971 with a Wembley win over Hull KR earlier in August.

His current contract runs until November 2023, with Leigh having signed his counterpart Lachlan Lam on a long-term deal, fighting off interest from both sides of the globe.

Adrian Lam has previously spoke about contract negotiations, with the likes of Joe Wardle, Ben Nakubuwai and Nathan Wilde all off-contract at the end of the year.

Chris McQueen

Veteran back-rower Chris McQueen signed a one-year extension with Huddersfield for the 2023 campaign and is yet to confirm his future.

Having turned 36 this month, the 2023 campaign may well be the one-time England international’s last, although head coach Ian Watson has previously refused to be drawn on the future of one of his most consistent performers since his arrival in 2020.

Jermaine McGillvary

Another Huddersfield Giants veteran without a deal for 2024 is winger Jermaine McGillvary.

The 35-year-old has struggled with injuries so far in 2023, and may have already played his final game for his hometown club after suffering another setback with a hamstring blow.

McGillvary, who has made 279 Super League appearances to date with Huddersfield, has previously spoke of his desire to continue playing if his body allows, and has accepted that his future may lie away from the John Smith’s Stadium.

Willie Isa

Wigan back-rower Willie Isa is yet to pen a new deal for the 2024 campaign, currently a part of the side’s leadership group. He also captained the DW Stadium outfit in 2021 against Catalans Dragons.

His future currently remains unclear although head coach Matt Peet confirmed contract talks are “live” with Isa, who is in his eighth season with the Warriors.

Ken Sio

Prolific try-scorer Ken Sio is in the final year of his extended two-year deal that he signed in September 2021.

The former Parramatta Eels and Newcastle Knights winger is one appearance away from 100 for Salford, having scored 77 tries in the process.

Sio crossed for his 100th Super League four-pointer in the recent 32-8 win over Huddersfield.

You would imagine head coach Paul Rowley would be keen to tie down the 32-year-old to a new deal, having been named in the 2022 Super League Dream Team alongside team-mate Tim Lafai.

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