Rugby League Rumour Mill: NRL Signings, Transfers, and Challenge Cup Excitement

Rugby League Rumour Mill: NRL Signings, Transfers, and Challenge Cup Final Anticipation

Although the Super League is on hiatus this week, the rugby league world is buzzing with anticipation for the upcoming Challenge Cup final. Despite the lull in on-field action, the transfer market has been anything but quiet.

Hull FC Set for NRL Reinforcements

According to Hull Live, Hull FC are set to bolster their squad with the immediate signings of two NRL players. Full-back Treigh Stewart and back-rower Jed Cartwright, the son of incoming head coach John Cartwright, will join the club for the second half of the 2024 season and are currently going through the visa process.

FC to Raid Leigh Again

The Hull FC recruitment drive continues, as the club is reportedly set to sign Ed Chamberlain from the Leigh Leopards. Chamberlain spent two games on loan with FC earlier this season and will join the growing contingent of ex-Leigh players at the MKM Stadium, including John Asiata, Tom Briscoe, Oliver Holmes and Zak Hardaker.

Liam Sutcliffe Heading to Huddersfield

In another move from the Humberside region, veteran centre Liam Sutcliffe is set to leave Hull FC and join the Huddersfield Giants for the 2025 season. Sutcliffe, who is two years into a three-year deal, will be released from the final year of his contract to replace the departing Esan Marsters at the Giants.

Burgess “Couldn’t Be Happier” at Warrington

Despite persistent NRL rumours, Warrington Wolves’ head coach Sam Burgess has reiterated his commitment to the club, telling the Warrington Guardian that he “couldn’t be happier” in his current role. Burgess will have the chance to win his first piece of silverware as a coach when Warrington face off in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley this weekend.

Catalans Dragons Seek Mid-Season Reinforcement

Struggling to keep pace with the Super League’s leading sides, the Catalans Dragons are reportedly set to make a mid-season signing in an attempt to revive their fortunes. The French club faces a major rebuild in the offseason, with several key players departing, and they have as many as 10 players out of contract at the end of the season.

Leigh Leopards Expect Imminent Signing

The Leigh Leopards, still clinging to their playoff hopes, have been rocked by the news of more player departures at the end of the season. However, the rumour mill suggests that the club is expected to make an immediate signing to boost their stuttering campaign, with Aaron Pene reportedly set to join from the Melbourne Storm.

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