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.
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
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
Fa’asuamaleaui is currently contracted to the Titans until the end of 2023, however the final year of his deal is understood t
FULL STORY: Fa’asuamaleaui in sights of NRL newcomers
‘King Gutho’ set to continue Parramatta reign following contract agreement
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
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.
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
READ MORE: Knights, Pearce part ways
Raiders’ star undecided on future as negotiations open
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.
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
FULL STORY: Broncos trio in talks with Queensland rivals
Warriors set to backflip on contract decision
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
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.
“To suggest they’re under the gun, under the barrel, is an understatement,” Read said.
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.
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