Super League ins and outs for 2022: Signings and departures club-by-club

James Messenger
Marc Sneyd in action for Hull FC

Marc Sneyd in action for Hull FC

A recap of all the latest signings and departures in Super League ahead of the 2022 season.

Super League signings and departures:

Castleford Tigers

Super League: Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman returns to Castleford on a two-year deal.

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

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

Catalans Dragons

Mitchell Pearce in action for Newcastle Knights

Mitchell Pearce in action for Newcastle Knights.

In: Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights), Dylan Napa (Canterbury Bulldogs), Tyrone May (Penrith Panthers).

Out: Joel Tomkins (Leigh), James Maloney (Lezignan), Jason Baitieri (Lezignan), Lambert Belmas (Lezignan).

Huddersfield Giants

Super League: Chris Hill

Chris Hill joins Huddersfield after a nine-year stint at Warrington.

In: Theo Fages (St Helens), Tui Lolohea (Salford), Chris Hill (Warrington), Nathan Mason (Leigh), Danny Levi (Brisbane Broncos), Innes Senior (Wakefield, loan return), Seb Ikahihifo (Salford, loan return), Oliver Roberts (Salford, loan return).

Out: Aidan Sezer (Leeds), Sam Wood (Hull KR), Lee Gaskell (Wakefield), Kenny Edwards (Castleford), Darnell McIntosh (Hull FC), James Cunningham (Toulouse), Joe Wardle (Leigh), Jacob Beer (Hunslet), Nathan Roebuck (Keighley), Ronan Michael (York, loan).

Championship: Signings and retentions club-by-club

Hull FC

Luke Gale

Luke Gale in action for Leeds.

In: Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield), Luke Gale (Leeds), Joe Lovodua (South Sydney), Kane Evans (New Zealand Warriors).

Out: Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua (both Castleford), Marc Sneyd (Salford), Masi Matongo (York), Jude Ferreira (London Broncos, loan), Marc Sneyd (Salford).

Hull KR

Super League: Lachlan Coote

Lachlan Coote won three Super League titles with St Helens.

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

Out: George Lawler (Castleford), Greg Minikin (Warrington), Owen Harrison (Dewsbury), Adam Quinlan (released), Tom Whur (Rochdale, loan), Anesu Mudoti (Keighley), Joe Keyes (Halifax). 

Leeds Rhinos

Super League: Blake Austin

Blake Austin will be reunited with former Canberra half-back partner Aidan Sezer in 2022.

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

Out: King Vuniyayawa (Salford), Alex Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland (both Castleford), Konrad Hurrell (St Helens), Luke Gale (Hull FC), Luke Briscoe (Featherstone), Rob Lui (retired), Corey Hall (Wakefield)

St Helens

Joey Lussick in action for Parramatta Eels

Joey Lussick previously spent time in Super League with Salford.

In: Konrad Hurrell (Leeds), Will Hopoate (Canterbury), Curtis Sironen (Manly), Joey Lussick (Parramatta), James Bell (Leigh), Daniel Hill (Widnes).

Out: Lachlan Coote (Hull KR), James Bentley (Leeds), Theo Fages (Huddersfield), Joel Thompson (Retired), Kevin Naiqama (Sydney Roosters), Tom Nisbet, Aaron Smith (Leigh, loan), Nico Rezzelli (released), Josh Eaves (Newcastle).

League 1: Signings club-by-club

Salford Red Devils

Super League: Ryan Brierley

Ryan Brierley joins boyhood club Salford on a two-year deal.

In: King Vuniyayawa (Leeds), Amir Bourouh (Wigan), Sitaleki Akauola (Warrington), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC), Brodie Croft (Brisbane), Shane Wright (North Queensland), Ryan Brierley (Leigh), Deon Cross (Widnes), Tim Lafai (Parramatta Eels).

Out:Pauli Pauli (York), Kevin Brown (retired), Dec Patton (Bradford), Tui Lolohea (Huddersfield), Lee Mossop (retired), Seb Ikahihifo (Huddersfield, loan return), Ed Chamberlain (Leigh), Oliver Roberts (Huddersfield, loan return), Krisnan Inu (Lezignan), Ata Hingano (Leigh).

Toulouse Olympique

James Cunningham in action for London Broncos

James Cunningham became the first player to join Toulouse following their promotion to Super League.

In: James Cunningham (Huddersfield), Chris Hankinson (Wigan), Gadwin Springer (Featherstone), Matty Russell (Leigh), Lucas Albert (Carcassonne).

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

Wakefield Trinity

Super League: Tom Lineham

Tom Lineham arrives at Wakefield on a deal until the end of 2024.

In: Tom Lineham (Warrington), Sadiq Adebiyi (London Broncos), Liam Hood (Leigh), Lee Gaskell (Wakefield), Jai Whitbread (Leigh), Corey Hall (Leeds).

Out: Josh Wood (Barrow), Joe Arundel (Halifax), Joe Westerman (Castleford), Kyle Wood (Halifax), Alex Walker (Released), Ollie Greensmith (Dewsbury), Chris Green (Leigh), Ryan Hampshire (Released), Connor Bailey (Newcastle).

Warrington Wolves

Super League: Oliver Holmes

Oliver Holmes will join former Castleford boss Daryl Powell at Warrington.

In: Joe Bullock (Wigan), Greg Minikin (Hull KR), Peter Mata’utia, Oliver Holmes (both Castleford), Billy Magoulias (Cronulla), James Harrison (Featherstone).

Out: Blake Austin (Leeds), Tom Lineham (Wakefield), Jake Mamo (Castleford), Sitaleki Akauola (Salford), Samy Kibula (Bradford), Nathan Roebuck (Keighley), Chris Hill (Warrington).

Wigan Warriors

Cade Cust in action for Manly Sea Eagles

Cade Cust in action for Manly Sea Eagles.

In: Kaide Ellis (St George Illawarra), Patrick Mago (South Sydney), Cade Cust (Manly), Iain Thornley (Leigh), Abbas Miski, Ramon Silva (both London Broncos).

Out: Joe Bullock (Warrington), Amir Bourouh (Salford), Chris Hankinson (Toulouse), Jackson Hastings, Oliver Gildart (both Wests Tigers), Tony Clubb (Retired), Mitch Clark (Newcastle), Dom Manfredi (Retired).

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