DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Jarryd Hayne of the Eels looks on during the round 14 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the North Queensland Cowboys at TIO Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Now being in late July it isn’t strange to see most of the big names signed to clubs for next season. That said a few stars, or potential stars, remain unsigned for 2019 and beyond.

Below are the top 10 names still off-contract. For this I have left names like Smith, Gallen and Farah off. These players will either retire or re-sign for their club and aren’t really considered for moving clubs. The below also takes into account only official announcements and not ‘mail’ from ‘those in the know’.

Please let us know who you believe is the number one off contract player in the comments below.


10. Justin O’Neill

I had to double check this one was I just assumed the Cowboys had re-signed him earlier in the year. The former Origin centre isn’t having the greatest of seasons, but name as Cowboy who is. Perhaps a change of scenery would benefit the 27-year old. That said I can’t see the Cowboys letting him walk without a fight. O’Neill has two premierships and six rep jumpers for state and country. There are plenty of clubs looking for a centre with his pedigree.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Justin O’Neill of the Cowboys celebrates after scoring a try during the NRL Second Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on September 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


  1. I’d like to see Raiders have a look at Jacks before Norman for that halves spot. Unless Williams can really change things and make that jumper his own with what’s left of our season..

  2. Api is an interesting one, before he was injured he showed enough to be in the Origin discussion and Manly might not have the bank to hold on to him.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Broncos let Tevita slip, they let Wallace, Arrow and Ese’ese go all in favour of holding onto their older players. A lot of those older players are now gone/going/retiring and the younger players they let go are proving to be much better players at other clubs.

    • Manly have already re signed Koroisau. Once the salary cap is finalised so will his contract re signing as well as Sironen.

  3. I hope Manly gets Jacks. A spine of T Trbojevic, Jacks, Cherry-Evans and Koroisau would be excellent.

  4. That god awful Townsville climate probably saps the skills out of any normal humans. Utterly disgusting climate to endure. I’d be wanting out ASAP.

  5. I have an email from the club and a report in the paper that Copley had re-signed for 2 more years? Did something change?

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