Super League clubs have been busy in the recruitment department, so we’ve picked out a signing for each side we are really looking forward to watching next season.
A signing to be excited about for each Super League club ahead of 2022:
Castleford Tigers – Jake Mamo
A lot of Warrington fans are sad to see Mamo leave, especially after the year he’s just had. The 27-year-old speedster scored 16 tries in 19 appearances for the Wolves in 2021. He has joined Castleford on a three-year deal.
Catalans Dragons – Mitchell Pearce
Pearce is probably the biggest name to come over from the NRL this year. The 32-year-old has joined Grand Finalists Catalans on a two-year deal from Newcastle Knights. He has made more than 300 NRL appearances and has played 19 times for New South Wales.
Huddersfield Giants – Theo Fages
The France international is a huge signing for the Giants. Fages has been a key player for St Helens over the last five seasons, helping the club win three Super League Grand Finals. He has represented his native France in two World Cups.
Hull FC – Luke Gale
Gale moving to Hull is a big move for both parties. The 33-year-old has made more than 300 career appearances for Leeds, Doncaster, Harlequins, Bradford and Castleford. England international Gale won the Man of Steel award in 2017.
Hull KR – Lachlan Coote
What a coup this is for Rovers! Scotland international Coote has penned a two-year contract with Hull KR after spending three seasons with St Helens. He impressively won three Grand Finals in as many seasons with Saints.
Leeds Rhinos – Aidan Sezer
Leeds have made a statement of intent for 2022 with the signings of Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin. The pair partnered each other in the halves for Canberra Raiders only a couple of years ago. Sezer was incredible for Huddersfield in his first season but struggled with injuries in his second. He could be a star player for the Rhinos next season.
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St Helens – Joey Lussick
Lussick is a very shrewd pick-up for St Helens. The 25-year-old Australian was a terrific performer for Salford between 2018-20, scoring 18 tries in 59 games for the club. He made nine NRL appearances for Parramatta in 2021. St Helens have two very good hookers in James Roby and Lussick in 2022.
Salford Red Devils – Brodie Croft
Croft is some signing for Salford, who have brought him in on a two-year deal. The 24-year-old made 65 appearances for Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos. He could be a big player for the Red Devils in 2022.
Toulouse Olympique – Chris Hankinson
The 28-year-old is a smart pick-up for Toulouse. Hankinson is a good centre with plenty of experience. He is also an excellent goal-kicker. Hankinson has made almost 150 career appearances for Leigh, Barrow, Swinton, Wigan and London Broncos.
Wakefield Trinity – Lee Gaskell
Gaskell has joined Wakefield on a two-year deal from Huddersfield. The 31-year-old is a skilful player with plenty of tricks up his sleeve. Gaskell will provide versatility for Trinity too, with him being comfortable in the halves, full-back or centre.
Warrington Wolves – Peter Mata’utia
Samoa international Mata’utia has penned a two-year deal with Warrington. Mata’utia came over to England in 2018 with Leigh before moving to Castleford. He has been a consistent performer everywhere he has been. Mata’utia is a solid centre who causes opposition defences plenty of problems.
Wigan Warriors – Cade Cust
The 23-year-old half-back is the bookmakers favourite to win the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award. Cust made 27 appearances during his three seasons with Manly Sea Eagles. Wigan could be in for a big year with Cust in the halves next year.