November 1 has come and gone, meaning the news and rumours won't stop, with a few movements for 2022, 2023 and contract extensions also going through this week.

Bulldogs set to land mega signing for 2023

The first major signatures for 2023 and beyond are yet to fall, but it would appear Penrith star Viliame Kikau will be one of the first.

Kikau originally trashed the Dragons' rumours, however, has, concerningly for Penrith fans at least, gone quiet on recent rumours of his departure from the foot of the mountains.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Viliame Kikau of the Panthers makes a break leading to a try scored by Waqa Blake of the Panthers during the NRL Semi Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that the Bulldogs have beaten the Cowboys for Kikau's services from 2023 though, signing him to what is believed to be a four-year deal worth around $800,000 per season.

READ MORE: Kikau to link up with Dogs from 2023

Parramatta star makes move to the Wests Tigers

Parramatta star forward Isaiah Papali'i will join the Wests Tigers for 2023 on a three-year deal.

Papali'i enjoyed a breakout campaign in his first season with the Eels this year, being named Dally M Second Rower of the Year following his efforts in the blue and gold.

However, the Tigers have swooped on Papali'i's asking price of more than $600,000-per-season, a fee the Eels reportedly struggled to compete with.
READ MORE: Tigers land Eels' star forward

Titans star reportedly in talks with rival coach

The Dolphins have reportedly turned their attention to Gold Coast star Tino Fa’asuamaleaui for 2023, with coach Wayne Bennett understood to have held conversations with the Maroons prop.

Fa’asuamaleaui is currently contracted to the Titans until the end of 2023, however the final year of his deal is understood t

State of Origin - NSW v QLD: Game 2
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11: Tino Fa'asuamaleaui of the Maroons and Payne Haas of the Blues scuffle during game two of the 2020 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the QueenslandMaroons at ANZ Stadium on November 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

FULL STORY: Fa’asuamaleaui in sights of NRL newcomers

‘King Gutho’ set to continue Parramatta reign following contract agreement

Parramatta skipper Clint Gutherson has ended speculation about his future after agreeing to terms on a three-year deal to remain with Brad Arthur's side.

It is of the belief that the deal is worth in the vicinity of $2.3 million or $766,666 per season.

Gutherson is a major retention signing for the Eels following the recent departures of Marata Nikore (Warriors) and Isaiah Papali'i (Tigers) for 2023.

FULL STORY: Gutherson signs on until 2025

Knights fullback the latest to meet with NRL newcomers

Newcastle star Kalyn Ponga and Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett are understood to have held talks as the new kids on the block look to pry the Queensland fullback to Brisbane.

Ponga has been highlighted among several key Maroons figures to be on the radar of the Dolphins ahead of their inception into the NRL for 2023, a year the 23-year-old will be able to opt-out of given the contract clause in his favour.

NRL Elimination Final - Rabbitohs v Knights
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04: Kalyn Ponga of the Knight looks on during the NRL Elimination Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Previous reports have suggested the Dolphins could look to make the Port Hedland-born fullback a lucrative offer in the vicinity of $1.4 million per season, a fee that would likely make Ponga the highest-paid name in the league come 2023.

READ MORE: Dolphins ramp up interest in Ponga

Knights make official decision on Pearce

The Newcastle Knights have officially released Mitchell Pearce from the final year of his contract at the Knights.

The club released a statement on Monday morning confirming Pearce has taken up an offer with the Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

"The Newcastle Knights have agreed to grant Mitchell Pearce a release to join English Super League Club, Catalans Dragons," A club statement read.

READ MORE: Knights, Pearce part ways

Raiders’ star undecided on future as negotiations open

Canberra Raiders' star and former Dally M Medalist Jack Wighton is set to test the open market in the coming months.

Wighton isn't off-contract with the Raiders until the end of 2024, however, the final two years of his deal are player options in his favour.

NRL Rd 9 - Raiders v Storm
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Jack Wighton of the Raiders is tackled by Tino Faasuamaleaui of the Storm during the round nine NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium on July 11, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

It means he, like every other off-contract player at the end of 2022, has the ability to negotiate with other clubs from November 1 - a deadline which passed almost three weeks ago.

FULL STORY: Wighton set to test open market

Dolphins set to attempt poaching raid on Queensland rival

The Dolphins are yet to make their first official signing ahead of joining the NRL in 2023, but a poaching raid on the Brisbane Broncos might headline it when they do.

Trio Pattrick Carrigan, Jamayne Isaako and Selwyn Cobbo are all understood to be on the Dolphins' radar.

The Broncos may face an uphill battle to retain the trio, with reports suggesting The Dolphins have held talks with all three players, according to The Courier Mail.

FULL STORY: Broncos trio in talks with Queensland rivals 

Warriors set to backflip on contract decision

The New Zealand Warriors have reportedly made a 180-degree turn on their stance regarding young half Chanel Harris-Tavita.

It has been widely reported previously was that the Warriors weren't going to offer him a contract until at least Round 6 in the 2022 season.

While it's not clear whether Harris-Tavita has received any offers or not from other clubs at this stage, the Warriors are reportedly changing their stance, according to a New Zealand Herald report.

READ MORE: Warriors' reportedly u-turn on young half

“Haven’t even made him an offer”: Shock revelation over Parramatta contract crisis

The Parramatta Eels reportedly are yet to offer star second-rower Ryan Matterson a new deal.

Brent Read told Triple M Radio that Matterson hasn't been offered a new deal with Parramatta desperate to sign someone in the coming days.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Matterson of the Eels reacts to the loss after the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

“To suggest they’re under the gun, under the barrel, is an understatement,” Read said.

FULL STORY: Matterson remains in unclear position with Parramatta

Storm face possible halves crisis as star makes call

The Melbourne Storm have two of the best halves in the NRL at their disposal, but with both Cameron Munster and Jahrome Hughes set to come off-contract at the same time, the club could face something of a crisis.

That comes following a shock revelation reported on Tuesday evening - that Jahrome Hughes won't be taking up an option in his favour for the 2024 season.

It means Hughes is technically able to negotiate from November 1 in 2022, and will do so according to a Daily Telegraph report. Cameron Munster is also off-contract at the end of the 2023 season and will be able to negotiate from the same time.

FULL STORY: Storm facing halves crisis with pair's contract status

Warriors set to lose star of the future

The New Zealand Warriors are set to lose one of the game's most talented junior dummy halves.

Stanley Iongi, who is just 18 years old, has been part of the Warriors' system since the age of 15 and has impressed through the junior ranks, but has now moved to Australia.

While it had previously been reported that he had linked up with the Melbourne Storm, his manager Dixon McIver confirmed to Zero Tackle that was not the case, and that the youngster had signed with the Brisbane Tigers, who are the Storm's feeder team.

READ MORE: Warriors jet set for Queensland move