Mid-season signings in the last few years have been a important strategy and are getting more popular than ever. NRL clubs struggling with their cap, depth or overall strike power are usually the ones to pick up and let go of the players that aren’t being favoured or just not wanted at their current club.
Parramatta’s salary cap saga has also overall improved the talent of the mid-season list in 2016 featuring in one signing and two losses most by any other club.
The following list will be portrayed by the mid-season signings impacts on the roster, finals chances and most importantly, winning.
Roosters fringe player Brendan Elliot has found a home at the struggling Newcastle Knights.
Elliot has added much-needed determination to an inexperienced Newcastle side, playing nine games and scoring six tries. Elliot and Mitchell Barnett (notable mention) have enticed the desire to win but no outcome has come from it.
There is no finals footy nor impacts on the roster for this outfit as they are in worst stage of rebuilding. There are many positives to extract out of Elliot, as he is only 22-years old and with every game the NRL fans see him play there are more thoughts of him being a future talent of the game.