It's been another busy week off the field, with the Titans active in the transfer market and plenty happening at the Panthers, Raiders and Roosters. Here is the wrap.
Penrith set to hold star as teammate’s future becomes uncertain
CEO Brian Fletcher told Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast on Monday morning that Kikau was likely to say, however, his comments will leave star hooker Apisai MKoroisau concerned about his future at the club.
Roosters announce two signings for 2022
Atoni joins the club on a two-year deal, while Whyte's contract will also see him stay at Bondi until at least the end of the 2023 season.
READ MORE: Atoni, Whyte head to Bondi
Broncos snare Raider as green machine move two
The pair of experienced forwards have had indifferent seasons, with James only joining the Raiders ahead of the 2021 season after spending time at the Gold Coast Titans.
FULL STORY: James heads to Broncos, Lui not offered new deal
Penrith duo set to be squeezed out as salary cap bites
It's understood the Panthers' salary cap situation for 2022 and beyond is dire, and clubs are circling for the duo.
The Daily Telegraph are reporting the Panthers still have five spots to fill for 2022, and that the price tag of Staines and Leniu - who are both on roughly $300,000 - could be too much for the club to handle.
READ MORE: Penrith young guns at risk of cap squeeze
Roosters confirm five departures leaving future of two in the balance
The Sydney Roosters have confirmed five players will leave the club at the end of the 2021 season.
Both Matt Ikuvalu and Dale Copley are still off-contract heading into the 2022 season, with the pair of outside backs the only two players yet to have their futures addressed by the Bondi club.
Eels part ways with quartet of names
Via an official statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Eels General Manager of Football Mark O'Neill paid thanks to the efforts of the quartet during their stints in for the Bankwest side.
READ MORE: Five Eels leave blue and gold army
FIVE potential options to play halfback at the Raiders
The Canberra Raiders need a new halfback if they are to go to the next level in 2022.
George Williams' departure left the club in all sorts of trouble throughout 2021, and while some will say it's slim pickings, the Raiders have some excellent options off-contract or likely to be available.
We name the top five options to head to the nation's capital.
Storm star speaks out about future contract after meeting with rival club
Smith is one of the game's most hotly-chased signatures, with clubs reportedly lining up to talk to Smith when he is free to begin negotiations from November 1.
Off-contract at the end of the 2022 season, the Storm are reportedly desperate to hang onto the star hooker and lock.
According to The Daily Telegraph the club have offered the Kiwi an extension until the end of the 2025 season.
READ MORE: Smith tipped to remain in Victoria
Eels turn attention to retention ahead of contract crunch
The Parramatta Eels are reportedly beginning to sort out their contract situation for 2023.
It has previously been reported that the blue and gold would face something of a contract crunch heading into the 2023 season, with plenty of off-contract stars likely to be in line for upgrades.
The full list of off-contract players for 2022 is Jakob Arthur, Haze Dunster, Wiremu Greig, Clint Gutherson, Oregon Kaufusi, Reed Mahoney, Ryan Matterson, Marata Niukore, Tom Opacic, Isaiah Papali'i, Junior Paulo, Hayze Perham, Maika Sivo and Ray Stone.
READ MORE: Key calls to be made at Parramatta
Ex-Titans’ playmaker won’t be Brisbane bound
The news come in the wake of Peachey's seismic contract demands that were set before any potential suitors ahead of next season.
As was reported last week, the 30-year-old playmaker was said to be seeking a four-year deal worth around $450,000 per annum to remain in the league.
FULL STORY: Broncos and Pechey talks cool off
Conflicting reports emerge on Fogarty’s future
Despite only signing a contract extension earlier this year, tying him to the south east corner of Queensland until at least the end of 2023, the Raiders are said to be keen on the consistent half.
First reported by Pete Badel of the Courier Mail, Fogarty paints an intriguing target for the green machine.
Conflicting reports have since emerged however, suggesting the Titans are unlikely to grant their co-captain an early release.
Titans set to lock gun forward in on long-term mega payday
It was only a week ago gun Queensland Origin forward Tino Fa'asuamaleaui spoke of his desire to stay at the Gold Coast Titans, and now it appears the club are going to dish out the big dollars to keep their star.
The young gun, who shifted from the Melbourne Storm ahead of the 2021 season, has had a phenomenal season on the Gold Coast.
READ MORE: Tino hoping to remain a Titan for life
Raiders shown the door on another half
While he has struggled for game time between various injuries this season, Harris-Tavita is still on contract into 2022 with the Warriors.
That being said, there has been plenty of speculation out of the Warriors' camp surrounding the future of their own halves.
READ MORE: Line put through Raiders' move for CHT
Contracted Warriors forward reportedly on offer abroad
Evans first joined the Warriors from Parramatta on a two-year deal, with the 29-year-old contracted to the Auckland-based club until the end of next season.
The Fijian international will be able to speak with other clubs from November 1, however there is belief the Warriors could release Evans prior to the conclusion of his current deal and even pay a percentage of his next contract in order to land an agreement.
FULL STORY: Evans on offer to Super League sides
Titans and Raiders swap deal seen as win-win scenario
A playmaker swap deal between the Titans and Raiders could be the win-win scenario both clubs are chasing to strengthen their finals contention for 2022.
Fogarty's future has been highly speculated this past week, with conflicting reports suggesting the Titans co-captain has been linked to the Raiders, while the Titans aren't keen to release the 27-year-old to the nation's capital.
READ MORE: Hodgson for Fogarty: Who says no?
Cowboys boosted after signing Fijian flyers
The Cowboys' stocks have been bolstered by the signings of a pair of Fiji's Rugby Sevens stars for next season.
Iosefo Masikau and Taniela Sadrugu have agreed to terms with the Townsville side and will join their new teammates in November in an attempt to aid the club's return to the finals in 2022.
READ MORE: Fijian duo heading to Townsville