It's been another busy week off the field, with the Tigers active in the transfer market and plenty happening at the Dragons. Here is the wrap.
Tigers set to chase Elliott and Scott
The Australian's Brent Read reported the news on Saturday. Elliott agreed to part ways with the Bulldogs on Friday night, while Scott was sacked by the Raiders a few weeks ago.
It's understood it may depend on Michael Maguire's future though, with an internal review currently underway at the club.
Dragons set to pounce on Manly centre
Suli has struggled to feature for Des Hasler's side this year and has reportedly expressed frustration at his lack of game time.
The Manly centre is set to sign for the Dragons on a three-year deal.
Blake Ferguson set to change hemispheres... And sport
Reports suggest Blake Ferguson is in line to make a shock switch to Japanese Rugby.
It's understood the Eels winger, who is off-contract at the end of the season, will make the switch to link up with former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika at the NEC Green Rockets.
The Eels previously haven't ruled out keeping Ferguson, however, there has been no movement or talk of a contract extension since.
Released Bullemor set to join Sea Eagles
Cowboys confirm Shane Wright will join departing players
While Michael Morgan, Justin O'Neill (both retirement), Francis Molo (St George Illawarra Dragons) and Corey Jensen (Brisbane Broncos) have already been confirmed to leave, Wright joined the list in an official club announcement.
Wright is yet to be linked to any clubs.
FULL STORY: Cowboys confirm departure of five players
Kalyn Ponga commits to Newcastle
Newcastle fullback Kalyn Ponga has previously been linked with a code swap to rugby union and a possible run for the All Blacks, but he has spoken to pour cold water on the rumoured move.
The Queensland fullback has stated his intentions are to bring a premiership to the Knights in the coming seasons, instead of chasing a move.
“I get asked about the All Blacks a lot, it’s not something on my radar or want to achieve right now," Ponga said.
“I’m going to give my all to Newcastle and winning a title.”
Tariq Sims unlikely to switch before end of contract
While the Dragons have all but confirmed Sims won't be offered a new deal into 2023, it's understood the club are unlikely to actively push him out the door for 2022.
While Sims has been given permission to negotiate, The Daily Telegraph report that it could be difficult for Sims to find a club with enough money left on the books to pay his wage for 2022. At any rate, the Dragons would still need to clear the move.
OFFICIAL: Broncos lock in yet another signing
Paix has signed a one-year extension on his current deal which will keep him at Red Hill until the end of 2023.
The talented youngster, who has the ability to play in both the halves and at hooker has previously represented Queensland's junior State of Origin teams.
Phoenix rising as Crossland closes in on new deal
While it was thought he was going to be squeezed out of the club thanks to the signing of Adam Clune, as well as the continued rise of Simi Sasagi, the Newcastle Herald's Barry Toohey is reporting he will sign on for another 12 months.
FULL STORY Knights set to lock in another half
Panthers admit Kikau is likely to leave club
The Penrith Panthers have made a frank admission as they aim to build their squad for 2023 and beyond.
Panthers’ chairman Dave O’Neill has told The Daily Telegraph that they simply won’t be able to keep everyone.
Other clubs are likely to line up around the block for the dangerous Kikau, who is one of the best edge forwards in the competition.
“It will be hard for us to keep him because he is going to command big dollars, especially with the way he is playing at the moment,” O'Neill said.
OFFICIAL: Cooper Johns set to extend stay in Melbourne
Son of Newcastle legend Matty Johns, Cooper, has extended his contract with the Melbourne Storm.
The backup half has played a handful of games this year for the Storm, but has impressed during his time on-field and has been rewarded with a 12-month extension.
FULL STORY: Son of premiership Knight recommits to Melbourne
Titans set to make contract decision on Peachey, Taylor and Rein
Taylor has been heavily linked elsewhere, while both Peachey and Rein have had speculation that they will be re-signed.
FULL STORY: Fates of Titans trio set to be decided