It has been another hectic week of NRL transfer news and rumours, with the market talk heading into a frenzy once again ahead of the August 1 deadline.
The Knights, Broncos and Roosters are in the thick of it all once again as sides start preparing list management calls for 2022.
Knights confirm key signature as veteran makes return to Hunter
The deal will run for three years and could well be the last in what has turned into an illustrious career for Gagai.
FULL STORY: Gagai makes Newcastle return
Burgess returns: Dragons confirm forward addition for 2022
The English prop was known for his time at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, spending eight years there between 2012 and 2019. He played 149 games at the club before departing to head back to England. Burgess was part of the 2014 South Sydney premiership team.
READ MORE: Burgess makes NRL return with Saints
Former Shark reportedly linked with reunion to finish season
Despite the August deadline for player movement passing, the Sharks could still acquire a loan of Flanagan or other players if their own injury problems and squad depth called for it, particularly with the competition bubbled in Queensland.
It's understood Kyle Flanagan has been raised as a possible target for an injury-hit Cronulla team, according to Brent Read, who spoke on Triple M Radio.
FULL STORY: Flanagan linked to loan move in Sharks reunion
Shock mid-season signing has no intentions of leaving Storm
FIVE potential landing spots for Brandon Smith
One of the best times to be a Rugby League fan is when a supremely talented and popular player comes off-contract.
Every fan builds a case for his/her team on social media, making it obvious why player x should join their club. Always seems obvious.
Below we look at the five most likely landing spots for the hooker turn second rower turn prop turn utility turn whatever he sets his mind to.
Croft locks in new club for 2022
READ MORE: Croft locks in Super League deal
Hopoate commits to new club for 2022
The 29-year-old will join the club next year after being a solid performer for the toiling Bulldogs for the past six seasons.
The Bulldog will have the option to extend for a further season after the contract expires should he wish to play on, meaning Hopoate could stay with St Helens until the end of the 2024 season.
FULL STORY: Bulldogs back sets sail for Super League
Sydney set to chase Knights utility after calls with rival coaches
Connor Watson seems likely to leave Newcastle at the end of the season with a new suitor emerging for the utility's services.
Watson, who has played 61 games for the Knights since moving from the Roosters at the end of 2017, has been linked to his former club after contract talks fell through with Newcastle.
Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, Channel 9 reporter Danny Weidler revealed that a Roosters return was on the cards.
Former Raider finds new home
Cronulla have confirmed the acquisition of former Raiders second-rower Kai O’Donnell for the remainder of the season.
READ MORE: Delisted Raider links up with Cronulla
Desperate Bulldogs sign two players on loan deals
It's understood the loans will be assessed week-to-week.
Coach Trent Barrett was clutching at straws in order to field a complete team with a plethora of players out through injury or suspension.
READ MORE: Canterbury sign Raiders duo on loan
Queensland club linked to Roosters’ rising star
The Titans are the latest club linked to contracted Roosters centre Joseph Manu, with Gold Coast tipped to join the race for the New Zealand international come November 1.
With Manu yet to lock away his future past the end of next season, a number of rival clubs have begun circling the versatile speedster, who is currently flourishing in good form.
FULL STORY: Titans showing interest in Manu
Stuart, Raiders considering Taylor
While the Raiders weren't believed to be in the race for Titans half Ash Taylor, Ricky Stuart has revealed the club are considering the Gold Coast playmaker.
Taylor is understood to be of interest to some NRL clubs and even sides abroad, with Super League outfits believed to be showing some level of interest.
Currently off-contract and out-of-favour at times under Justin Holbrook, Taylor has become a large focus of this season's player market.
FULL STORY: Stuart confirms interest in Titans playmaker
NRL “heavyweight” linked to Super League son of a gun
Appearing in just his sixth Super League game for Huddersfield, Will Pryce - 18-year-old son of former British great Leon Pryce - has thrusted his side into a win over Wakefield and in the process put the NRL on notice.
Broncos the latest club set to make play for superstar
While the New Zealand Warriors have reportedly confirmed they will make a play, it seems Manu is being linked with just about every club currently in the bottom eight.
The superstar is known to want to play fullback in the future, and while the Sydney Roosters would like to keep the out and out superstar, who has played most of his footy in the centres, but also has the ability to line up at the back, on the wing or in the halves, but will struggle to do so.
FULL STORY: Broncos set sights on Roosters star
Off-contract Brisbane hooker chasing new deal
It was rumoured just weeks ago that Levi wouldn't be offered a new deal at the Broncos, with few options to stay in the NRL.
Since then, Brodie Croft, also identified as an English Super League target, has accepted an offer to turn out for the Salford Red Devils next season, but Levi hasn't accepted the same fate yet.
FULL STORY: Levy looking for new deal at Red Hill
Parramatta hooker reportedly being chased by Super League
25-year-old Joey Lussick has been thrown into the number nine jersey for the remainder of the 2021 season at the Parramatta Eels due to Reed Mahoney' season-ending shoulder injury which requires surgery.
Broncos considering homecoming for hard-nosed prop
Regularly considered one of the hardest workers in the game with a no-nonsense attitude, McGuire spent plenty of time at the Broncos before plying his trade for the North Queensland Cowboys, and now, the St George Illawarra Dragons.
The Daily Telegraph are reporting that while the Broncos have previously expressed interest in Dylan Napa and Ryan James, the club are also looking at McGuire.
FULL STORY: McGuire and Broncos linked with reunion
Dragons set to make enormous offer for Penrith star
Kikau will be free to negotiate with rival clubs from November 1 unless he re-signs with Penrith before that date, given he off-contract at the end of 2022.
FULL STORY: Saints set sights on Kikau
Storm legend names intriguing destination for Eels skipper
Smith is of the belief Gutherson could attract big money, especially from a team such as the Tigers who are in need of a major leadership presence.
READ MORE: Tigers seen as perfect fit for Gutherson
Broncos win race for gun youngster with new deal confirmed
Niu's signature has gone to the back burner for rugby league fans over the last week thanks to the Clint Gutherson contract saga, however, it had been previously thought the young gun would be forced out of Brisbane.
READ MORE: Niu inks new deal to remain at Red Hill
Two-way stoush set to break out for Sam Walker
While he is contracted until the end of 2024, having re-signed an extension at the end of last year, Brisbane Broncos' coach Kevin Walters has expressed his desire to have the young gun return to Red Hill.
FULL STORY: Broncos hoping to lure Walker back to Brisbane
Mbye deal reportedly done for 2022
During the middle of the season, rumours of a mid-season trade with the Dragons began to circulate, however no deal ended up materialising before August 1, when mid-season moves had to cease.
However, The Australian's Brent Read told Triple M Radio that the deal for Mbye to go to the Dragons for 2022 and beyond is complete.
READ MORE: Dragons set to secure Mbye for next season
“Get it done”: Knights great urges club to pay up for utility amid rival interest
Newcastle legend Andrew Johns has urged his former club to quit locking horns with utility Connor Watson in their contract negotiations.
Watson remains unsigned past this season and has taken it upon himself to gauge the interest of rival clubs following a below par offer from the Knights.
The Roosters have emerged as a keen suitor for the 25-year-old, who is understood to have baulked at his current side's two-year deal.