It's been another busy week off the field, with the Tigers active in the transfer market and plenty happening at the Titans, Dragons and Eels. Here is the wrap.

Titans confirm six departures after being bundled out of finals

The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed six players will leave the club ahead of the 2022 NRL season.

Sam Stone and Jai Whitbread were already due to depart and will link up with the Leigh Centurions, however, the Titans have added four players to the list.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Mitch Rein of the Titans looks on during the round ten NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Million-dollar half Ashely Taylor finishes a stint at the club where he was simply never able to live up to his potential, while hooker Mitch Rein, utility Tyrone Peachey and winger Jonus Pearson will also all exit the Titans ahead of 2022.

READ MORE: Gold Coast make list calls

Dragons announce ten players will leave club

The St George Illawarra Dragons have confirmed ten players will exit the club.

Anthony Griffin's side had a horror finish to the season after some bright spots in the first six weeks, the club losing their last eight on the trot to finish well outside the finals.

Now the club have confirmed a third of the roster won't be at the club next year.

FULL LIST: Saints part ways with 10 players ahead of 2022

Tariq Sims linked with shock new home

The St George Illawarra Dragons have all but confirmed Tariq Sims won't be at the club beyond the end of 2022, and now reports suggest a shock new candidate has thrown their hat into the ring.

While the Wests Tigers have been touted as Sims' most likely destination, it's understood Sims may be keen to get a move done as quickly as possible, and that could now be with the Sydney Roosters.

READ MORE: Wests linked with Dragons forward

Discarded Titan linked with career-saving move

The Gold Coast Titans on Tuesday announced six players would not be remaining at the club in 2022, and already speculation about the potential destination of utility Tyrone Peachey has sparked.

While speculation regarding Peachey's eventual destination has been quiet, with few clubs seemingly interested in Peachey, he has a preference to remain in the NRL, and now The Mole is reporting for Wide World of Sports that the Brisbane Broncos may show interest in the utility.

READ MORE: Broncos may move for departing Titans playmaker

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14: Tyrone Peachey of the Titans looks on after the round 14 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the New Zealand Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Knights confirm departing players list

The Newcastle Knights have confirmed only four players will be exiting the Hunter-based club at the end of the 2021 season.

While Josh King (Melbourne Storm) and Connor Watson (Sydney Roosters) will remain in the NRL, the other duo of Gehamat Shibasaki and Blake Green have played their final NRL games.

While the Knights only listed the four departures this evening, it's intriguing to note Phoenix Crossland, Tex Hoy, Edrick Lee and Enari Tuala are all still with the club and off-contract at the end of this season.

FULL STORY: Knights' list shuffles with departures 

Cowboys promote three for 2022

The North Queensland Cowboys have announced they will promote three players into their development squad for 2022.

While the club had already announced Riley Price as the first to join, they have today confirmed that Morgan McWhirter, Jordan Lipp and Tyreece Woods have also been handed development contracts.

The Cowboys also announced Jeremiah Nanai and Laitia Moceidreke will form part of the top 30 squad for 2022.

READ MORE: North Queensland trio land top 30 deals

Taylor set to receive unexpected lifeline as battle to save career goes on

Former Gold Coast Titans' playmaker Ashley Taylor is scrambling to save his career, and it would appear a saviour may emerge in the most unlikely form.

It was only today that roster upheaval was reported as likely at the New Zealand Warriors, with Kodi Nikorima, Sean O'Sullivan and Chanel Harris-Tavita in the halves set to consider their options with Shaun Johnson's impending arrival at the club.

READ MORE: Warriors linked to unwanted Titans half

Parramatta star slams door shut on transfer talk

Parramatta Eels' star half Dylan Brown has slammed rumours that he is looking to depart the club.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Dylan Brown of the Eels runs with the ball during the round 25 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brown has had something of an indifferent season, and with a salary cap crunch set to hit the Eels over the next 12 months, Brown has been a constant name linked with those set to leave the club.

READ MORE: Brown set to remain in blue and gold

Revamped Walker on the verge of Brookvale reprieve

After turning around his early season woes, Dylan Walker appears likely to earn a contract extension to remain at Brookvale in 2022.

Walker was on fire in his 100th appearance for the Sea Eagles on Friday night, scoring a breakaway try during his side's 42-6 rout of the Roosters.

FULL STORY: Walker set to remain in Brookvale following dazzling semi-final

Dumped utility added to shopping list for surprise club

The Gold Coast Titans announced a major overhaul of their roster on Tuesday afternoon, confirming Tyrone Peachey and five other players would leave the club at the end of the season.

The future of Peachey has already come under plenty of speculation, with the Brisbane Broncos the first club rumoured to be interested yesterday, even before he was officially told he wouldn't be getting a new deal on the Gold Coast, where the Titans finished the regular season in eighth spot before falling to the Sydney Roosters in an elimination final next weekend.

Now, the Canberra Times are reporting that Peachey's next home could be in the Nation's Capital with the Raiders.

FULL STORY: Raiders join race for Peachey signature

Bulldogs confirm eighth signing for 2022

The Canterbury Bulldogs have continued to add pieces to the puzzle for 2022 with the signing of John Asiata confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

The one-year deal will see Asiata at Belmore for at least 2022, however, his future is uncertain following the current deal.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: John Asiata of the Broncos takes on the defence during the round 12 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium, on May 27, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Asiata will join six other high-profile recruits in Matt Dufty, Josh Addo-Carr, Brent Naden, Matt Burton, Paul Vaughan and Tevita Pangai Junior at Belmore, while young South Sydney hooker Joshua Cook was also announced as a signing last week.

READ MORE: Bulldogs add Broncos forward to 2022 list

Panthers lock in gun forward on new contract

Penrith Panthers' star forward Moses Leota won't be going anywhere, inking a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at the club until at least the end of 2024.

Leota, who was off-contract at the end of 2022, would have been free to negotiate with other clubs from November 1 this year, however, the Panthers have moved to lock down their star forward.

READ MORE: Leota lands new Penrith deal

Veteran Eel hints at decision on future

Parramatta Eels' winger Blake Ferguson has revealed on radio that he is set to be trying his hand abroad in rugby union following conjecture over his future.

The 31-year-old, who was at one stage nailed on to stay with Brad Arthur's side past 2022, will reportedly ply his trade in the 15-man game overseas.

FULL STORY: Ferguson set for stint abroad

FIVE potential landing spots for Adam Elliott

The Bulldogs made the difficult, yet correct decision to sever ties with Adam Elliott after an off-field indiscrestion.

Although Elliott's incidents were on the lower end of the atrocity scale, they seem to have added up to a point where the Dogs can no longer prioritise his undoubted talent.

What is also undoubted is that he will be lining up for a new club next season. At only 26, he's about to hit his peak.

We look at the five most likely destinations for the troubled, yet extremely talented Adam Elliott.


‚ÄúI think he‚Äôll stay‚ÄĚ: Storm confident star isn‚Äôt going anywhere

The future location of Melbourne Storm hooker and lock Brandon Smith is a topic which simply refuses to go away, with discussions continuing.

Smith has been involved in a dramatic and damaging one-two punch for the Storm this season at hooker alongside Harry Grant.

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Brandon Smith of the Storm warms up before the start of the round 19 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at QCB Stadium, on July 23, 2021, in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Smith is contracted with the Storm until the end of 2022, but it would appear even if he is afforded the starting hooker role that the Victorian club will have a struggle to keep Smith, with clubs lining up around the block to sign him up.

There has also been talk he could move for 2022, however, Storm general manager of football Frank Ponissi has told SEN Radio that it won't be happening.

FULL STORY: Smith tipped to remain in Victoria 

Warriors set for major revamp with futures uncertain

The New Zealand Warriors are set for a roster revamp, with four players off-contract at the end of 2022 likely to leave the club.

According to Stuff.NZ, all of David Fusitu'a, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Sean O'Sullivan and Kodi Nikorima are unlikely to remain at the club beyond the 2022 season..

It comes as the club gets set to make a play for off-contract Sydney Roosters' superstar Joseph Manu.

READ MORE: Warriors facing unclear path into next few seasons

Eels lose vital cog as hooker links with English club

After a season back in the NRL, Parramatta's Joey Lussick will be heading back to the English Super League.

Lussick has signed a three-year deal starting from 2022 with the St Helens Saints. The Super League heavyweights have won 15 premierships, including two in a row in 2019 and 2020, and are this year's Challenge Cup winners.

Lussick will be at the club until at least the end of 2024.

READ MORE: Lussick lands move abroad 

FOUR potential landing spots for Ash Taylor

At one point in time, young Ashley Taylor was the talk of the town.

Taylor has a lot to give... but where? Released from the Titans, it certainly won't be there anymore, but there is still a future for the former million-dollar man in the NRL.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01: Ash Taylor of the Titans passes the ball during the round four NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

We take a look at four options for Ash Taylor in 2022. Where will he play his footy next season?


Interest in Tigers forward set to spark NRL transfer market merry-go-round

Reported interest in Wests Tigers' second-rower Luke Garner is set to spark an NRL merry-go-round and flurry of transfer market activity.

Garner has been long linked with a move to Manly, the rumours stretching all the way back to 2020.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11: Luke Garner of the Tigers takes on the defence during the round five NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium on April 11, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

He is on contract at the Tigers until the end of next year, but with few recruits for 2022, the Tigers are understandably desperate to revamp their roster.

FULL STORY: Garner interest to ignite busy off-season

Young centre not going anywhere as Bulldogs add another

The Canterbury Bulldogs have confirmed the re-signing of young gun centre Aaron Schoupp.

The 20-year-old was off-contract at the end of the year and there was a concern an off-season injury may have come into negotiations, with Schoupp set to lose most if not all of his pre-season ahead of the 2022 season.

It was revealed last Saturday by director of football Phil Gould that Schoupp needed a full rotator cuff repair of his shoulder before returning to the field.

FULL STORY: Dogs young gun inks new deal

FIVE potential landing spots for Tyrone Peachey

The Gold Coast Titans said goodbye to six players this past week.

Most surprising of all though was their releasing former Origin utility Tyrone Peachey.

We look at five of the most likely destinations for a player who can start at centre, in the halves or in the pack.


Legend calls on veteran to head overseas

Newcastle Knights legend and NRL immortal Andrew Johns has made a dramatic call for Mitchell Pearce to finish his career overseas.

Pearce is contracted at the Knights until the end of 2022, however, it appears his future and final rugby league contract lies away from the Hunter.

NRL Rd 3 - Knights v Wests Tigers
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Michell Pearce with his team during the round three NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 28, 2021, in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

He has been linked with the Canberra Raiders and Canterbury Bulldogs, while it has been speculated the Wests Tigers could also be interested in the 32-year-old's services.

FULL STORY: Johns urges Pearce to make international move 

Knights set to lose gun youngster

A deadly mix of salary cap problems and too many back-rowers in the squad could cost the Newcastle Knights a touted future star in Zac Hosking.

While Hosking, at the age of 24, is yet to make his NRL debut, he has been a rock solid figure for the Newcastle Knights at reserve grade level.

He has won the club player of the year twice on the trot now, and is also able to mix it up at lock, having started a handful of games in the middle third before the eventual suspension and cancellation of this year's competition.

READ MORE: Newcastle could lose Hosking amid cap issues

Titans star forward drops hint over future

Gold Coast Titans' forward Tino Fa'asuamaleaui has dropped a major hint regarding his future, indicating he doesn't want to go anywhere.

Fa'asuamaleaui, who transferred from the Melbourne Storm at the end of the 2020 season, has had a barnstorming first year in Titans colours.

READ MORE: Tino to remain in Queensland for long haul