The 2023 season might be gearing up for the finals, but in the ever-changing world of the NRL transfer market, attention is already shifting to 2024 and beyond.

Every NRL side has less than ten spots available in their Top 30 for next season, while a select handful of clubs are closing in on a full complement already.

Zero Tackle have compiled the current status of every NRL club for 2024, with signings, losses, players still off-contract, full squads, best 17, and an overview of what every club still needs to be successful come next season.

You can use our easy dropdown menu below to navigate between each club, and we will update this every time there is a signing or player movement for next year so that you can keep on top of how your club is shaping up for next season.

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Manly Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles 2025 Player Movements

2025 Gains
Joey Walsh (2027)
2025 Losses
Jamie Humphreys (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Karl Lawton (North Queensland Cowboys), Josh Schuster (released)
Re-Signed
Josh Aloiai (2027), Nathan Brown (2026), Gordon Chan Kum Tong (2025), Haumole Olakau'atu (2031), Jason Saab (2029), Ben Trbojevic (2027)
Off Contract 2024
Matthew Lodge, Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega, Corey Waddell

The following is correct as of December 25.

Full squad

Josh Aloiai, Jake Arthur, Luke Brooks, Ethan Bullemor, Gordon Chan Kum Tong, Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Condon, Lachlan Croker, Zac Fulton, Reuben GarrickTolutau Koula, Karl Lawton, Matthew LodgeHaumole Olakau'atu, Brad Parker, Taniela Paseka, Jaxson Paulo, Jason Saab, Josh Schuster, Toafofoa Sipley, Tommy Talau, Ben Trbojevic, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega, Christian Tuipulotu, Corey Waddell

Best 17 and full squad
1. Tom Trbojevic
2. Jason Saab
3. Reuben Garrick
4. Tolutau Koula
5. Christian Tuipulotu
6. Luke Brooks
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Lachlan Croker
10. Jake Trbojevic
11. Haumole Olakau'atu
12. Josh Schuster
13. Josh Aloiai

14. Ben Trbojevic
15. Ethan Bullemor
16. Toafofoa Sipley
17. Matthew Lodge

18. Karl Lawton
19. Jake Arthur
20. Ben Condon
21. Zac Fulton
22. Jaxson Paulo
23. Tommy Talau
24. Gordon Chan Kum Tong
25. Corey Waddell
26. Brad Parker
27. Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega
28. Jamie Humphreys
29. No player signed
30. No player signed

Roster spots open: 2

2024 Development List

1. Aaron Woods
2. Aitasi James
3. Bailey Hodgson
4. Dean Matterson

2024 Train-and-Trial List

1. Nathan Brown
2. Austin Dias
3. Cameron Brown
4. Charlie Thompson
5. Clayton Faulalo
6. James Uesele
7. Zane Dunford

What they still need

The Sea Eagles, heading into their second season under Anthony Seibold, still have a tiny bit of wiggle room with two spots open in the squad - it is unlikely to go any higher than that, though, with no contracted players likely to be heading out of the club at the end of this campaign.

In what is a very solid best 17, their recent signings in the backs give the club plenty of depth, with Jaxson Paulo and Tommy Talau both unable to find a way into a starting side that already is without Karl Lawton and Jake Arthur, who made the switch from the Parramatta Eels in the middle of this season.

It's clearly in the forwards where Manly needs to add plenty of depth across their final six signings. Matt Lodge, who is with the club during the second half of this season on a train and trial deal, will likely be one signature they aim to keep, while Aaron Woods has been linked with signing a development contract to remain with the club.

Given some of the relative youth in their forward pack with names like Taniela Paseka, Toafofoa Sipley and Sean Keppie, Manly could well look outside the club for further experience in their final roster spots, while promotions for Jamie Humphreys and Jacob Sykes from the development squad could also take place.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Sharks: New signings NIL. Roster spots available NIL.
    Don’t expect any improvement this year if Craig Fitzgibbon does not give game-time to the players the club has been developing.
    If he thinks that they are never going to be better than NSW Cup, why has he re-signed them?

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