2020 Player Rumours and Signings

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2020 NRL PLAYER RUMOURS & SIGNINGS

An overview of the Player movements within the NRL

Players listed as off contract are off contract at the end of 2020 and can be approached as of 1/11/2019


For Knights related signings go here

Lists compiled and updated via:

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/23/2019-nrl-signings-player-transfers-and-contracts/
https://www.zerotackle.com/rugby-league/player-movements/


BRISBANE BRONCOS

GAINS: Jesse Arthars (Gold Coast Titans - 2021), Rhys Kennedy (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2020), Brodie Croft (Melbourne Storm - 2022), Ben Te'o (Rugby - 2020), Isaac Luke (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2020)

LOSSES: Tanah Boyd (Gold Coast Titans), Troy Dargan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Shaun Fensom (Retired), Sam Tagataese (Retired), Matt Gillett (Retirement), Gehamat Shibasaki (Newcastle Knights), Patrick Mago (South Sydney Rabbitohs) Darius Boyd (Retirement), Andrew McCullough (Newcastle Knights), David Fifita (Gold Coast Titans)

RE-SIGNED: Patrick Carrigan (2022), Xavier Coates (2021), Matthew Lodge (2022), Joe Ofahengaue (2022), Cory Paix (2022), Tevita Pangai Junior (2022), Jake Turpin (2022) Corey Oates (2020), Alex Glenn (2021), Kotoni Staggs (2021), Thomas Flegler (2021), Anthony Milford (2021), Tesi Niu (2021), Herbie Farnworth (2022), Corey Oates (2021)

OFF CONTRACT 2020: Jamil Hopoate, Jordan Kahu, Richie Kennar, Rhys Kennedy, Isaac Luke, Sean O'Sullivan, Izaia Perese, Ben Te'o, Jake Turpin


CANBERRA RAIDERS

GAINS: George Williams (Wigan Warriors, 2022), Matt Frawley (Canterbury Bulldogs - 2021), Curtis Scott (Melbourne Storm - 2023), Corey Harawira-Naera (Canterbury Bulldogs - 2022), Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans - 2023)

LOSSES: Brad Abbey (Released), Ata Hingano (Released), Royce Hunt (Released), Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants), Joey Leilua (Wests Tigers), Luke Bateman (Released), Jack Murchie (New Zealand Warriors), JJ Collins (Released), Nick Cotric (Canterbury Bulldogs)


RE-SIGNED: Emre Guler (2021), Corey Horsburgh (2022), Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (2023), Bailey Simonsson (2023), Ryan Sutton (2022), Elliott Whitehead (2022), Sam Williams (2021), Jack Wighton (2024), Jarrod Croker (2024)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Siliva Havili, Sebastian Kris, Michael Oldfield, Jordan Rapana, Iosia Soliola, Tom Starling


CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

GAINS: Dean Britt (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2021), Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers - 2021), Joe Stimson (Melbourne Storm - 2022), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers - 2020), Luke Thompson (St Helens - 2022), Tim Lafai (St eorge Illawarra Dragons - 2020), Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders - 2023), Blake Green (Newcastle Knights - 2021)

LOSSES: Fa'amanu Brown (Released), Danny Fualalo (Released), Connelly Leumelu (Released), Michael Lichaa (Released), Rhyse Martin (Leeds Rhinos), John Olive (Released), Zac Saddler (Released), Francis Tualau (Released), Kayne Kalache (Released), Matt Frawley (Canberra Raiders), Morgan Harper (Manly Sea Eagles), Corey Harawira-Naera (Canberra Raiders), Kerrod Holland (Retirement)


RE-SIGNED: Jeremy Marshall-King (2021), Ofahiki Ogden (2021), Jayden Okunbor (2021), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (2022), Lachlan Lewis (2021), Reimis Smith (2021), Chris Smith (2021), Will Hopoate (2021), Josh Jackson (2023), Brandon Wakeham (2022), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (2022), Adam Elliott (2023)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Jack Cogger, Kieran Foran, Tim Lafai, Marcelo Montoya, Sauaso Sue, Isaiah Tass, Aiden Tolman


CRONULLA SHARKS

GAINS: Kayleb Milne (Melbourne Storm - 2020), Connor Tracey (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2021), Jack A Williams (2020), Jesse Ramien (Newcastle Knights - 2023), Cameron King (Featherstone Rovers - 2020), Mawene Hiroti (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2021), Bryson Goodwin (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2020), Nene MacDonald (North Queensland Cowboys - 2020)

LOSSES: Jayden Brailey (Newcastle Knights), Sosaia Feki (Castleford Tigers), Kyle Flanagan (Sydney Roosters), Paul Gallen (Retired), Isaac Lumelume (Melbourne Storm), Ava Seumanufagai (Leeds Rhinos), Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers), Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos), Josh Morris (Sydney Roosters), Jayson Bukuya (Retirement)


RE-SIGNED: Blayke Brailey (2022), Wade Graham (2022), Braden Hamlin-Uele (2022), Billy Magoulias (2021), Briton Nikora (2022), Jack Williams (2022), Chad Townsend (2023), Teig Wilton (2023), Royce Hunt (2022), Siosifa Talakai (2021), William Kennedy (2021), Ronaldo Mulitalo (2023)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Bryson Goodwin, Sione Katoa, Cameron King, Kayleb Milne, Scott Sorensen, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Braydon Trindall


GOLD COAST TITANS

GAINS: Tanah Boyd (Brisbane Broncos - 2021), Toby Sexton (2022), Sam Stone (Newcastle Knights - 2020), Jonus Pearson (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2021), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm - 2023), Greg Leleisiuao (Parramatta Eels - 2021), Sam Lisone (New Zealand Warriors - 2020), Beau Fermor (Newcastle Knights - 2023) Corey Thompson (Wests Tigers - 2022), Herman Ese'ese (Newcastle Knights - 2022), David Fifita (Brisbane Broncos - 2023)

LOSSES: Jesse Arthars (Brisbane Broncos), Michael Gordon (Retired), Max King (Melbourne Storm), Will Matthews (Retired), Jaxson Paulo (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Ryley Jacks (Melbourne Storm), Jai Arrow (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm), Leilani Latu (Warrington Wolves), Kallum Watkins (Released), Ryan James (Canberra Raiders)


RE-SIGNED: Darius Farmer (2021), Moeaki Fotuaika (2022), Jai Whitbread (2021), Phillip Sami (2022), Alexander Brimson (2022), Sam Lisone (2022), Anthony Don (2021), Jaimin Jolliffe (2022)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Dale Copley, Keegan Hipgrave, Nathan Peats, Kevin Proctor, Tyrone Roberts, Treymain Spry, Sam Stone


MANLY SEA EAGLES

GAINS: Danny Levi (Newcastle Knights - 2020), Brayden Musgrove (Newcastle Knights - 2021), Tony Williams (Parramatta Eels - 2020), Morgan Harper (Canterbury Bulldogs - 2022)

LOSSES: Kane Elgey (Retired), Trent Hodkinson (Retired), Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers), Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield Trinity), Lloyd Perrett (Released), Joel Thompson (St Helens), Sam Smith (Released)

RE-SIGNED: Addin Fonua-Blake (2022), Reuben Garrick (2021), Jack Gosiewski (2021), Brad Parker (2021), Taniela Paseka (2021), Toafofoa Sipley (2021), Jorge Taufua (2021), Lachlan Croker (2021), Dylan Walker (2021), Jake Trbojevic (2026), Tom Trbojevic (2026), Ben Trbojevic (2021), Martin Taupau (2022), Moses Suli (2022), Cade Cust (2023)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Brendan Elliot, Albert Hopoate, Danny Levi, Luke Metcalf, Corey Waddell, Tony Williams


MELBOURNE STORM

GAINS: Solomone Kata (New Zealand Warriors - 2020), Max King (Gold Coast Titans - 2020), Isaac Lumelume (Cronulla Sharks - 2020), Ryley Jacks (Gold Coast Titans - 2020), Brenko Lee (Gold Coast Titans - 2020), Ricky Leutele (Toronto Wolfpack - 2020)

LOSSES: Cheyse Blair (Castleford Tigers), Will Chambers (Released), Scott Drinkwater (North Queensland Cowboys), Patrick Kaufusi (Released), Kayleb Milne (Cronulla Sharks), Joe Stimson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Billy Walters (Wests Tigers), Brodie Croft (Brisbane Broncos), Suliasi Vunivalu (Queensland Reds), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Gold Coast Titans), Curtis Scott (Canberra Raiders), Solomone Kata (Super Rugby)


RE-SIGNED: Cameron Munster (2023), Tui Kamikamica (2022), Kenny Bromwich (2022), Harry Grant (2022), Ryan Papenhuyzen (2022), Justin Olam (2022), Tom Eisenhuth (2022), Ryley Jacks (2021), Nicho Hynes (2021), Darryn Schonig (2021), Jesse Bromwich (2022)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Sandor Earl, Cooper Johns, Max King, Brenko Lee, Ricky Leutele, Isaac Lumelume, Marion Seve, Cameron Smith, Albert Vete, Christian Welch


NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS


GAINS: Joshua Curran (Sydney Roosters - 2021), Wayde Egan (Penrith Panthers - 2022), Kodi Nikorima (Brisbane Broncos - 2022), Ben Murdoch Masila (Warrington Wolves - 2023), Jack Murchie (Canberra Raiders - 2020), Kane Evans (Parramatta Eels - 2022), Euan Aitken (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2023)

LOSSES: Blake Ayshford (Retired), Solomone Kata (Melbourne Storm), Ligi Sao (Hull FC), Chris Satae (Hull FC), Issac Luke (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Lisone (Gold Coast Titans), Blake Green (Newcastle Knights)

RE-SIGNED: Karl Lawton (2021), Agnatius Paasi (2022), Jazz Tevaga (2021), Chanel Harris-Tavita (2023), Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (2022), Jack Murchie (2022), Peta Hiku (2021), Jackson Frei (2021)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Lachlan Burr, Patrick Herbert, Adam Keighran, Taane Milne, Isaiah Papali'i, Leivaha Pulu, Nathaniel Roache


NORTH QLD COWBOYS

GAINS: Ben Condon (2020), Scott Drinkwater (Melbourne Storm - 2021), Wiremu Greig (2020), Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers - 2022), Reece Robson (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2023), Tukimihia Simpkins (2020), Garrett Smith (2020), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (2020), Valentine Holmes (NFL - 2025)

LOSSES: Carlin Anderson (Released), Kurt Baptiste (Released), Scott Bolton (Retired), Javid Bowen (Released), Jordan Kahu (Released), Nene Macdonald (Released), Gideon Mosby-Gela (Released), Matthew Scott (Retired), Enari Tuala (Newcastle Knights), Te Maire Martin (Retirement)


RE-SIGNED: Ben Hampton (2021), Coen Hess (2022), Corey Jensen (2021), Murray Taulagi (2021), Jake Clifford (2021), Kyle Feldt (2024), Shane Wright (2021), Mitchell Dunn (2022), Emry Pere (2022), Francis Molo (2021), Jordan McLean (2022), Tukimihia Simpkins (2021)

OFF CONTRACT 2020: John Asiata, Gavin Cooper, Reuben Cotter, Tom Opacic

PARRAMATTA EELS


GAINS: Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers - 2023), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers - 2024), Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers - 2022), Brock Lamb (London Broncos - 2021)

LOSSES: Bevan French (Wigan Warriors), Manu Ma'u (Hull FC), Tim Mannah (Retired), Tepai Moeroa (Rugby Union), Kaysa Pritchard (Retired), Matt McIlwrick (Retired), Kane Evans (New Zealand Warriors)


RE-SIGNED: Daniel Alvaro (2021), Clinton Gutherson (2022), Mitchell Moses (2022) Maika Sivo (2021), Marata Niukore (2022), Dylan Brown (2023), Oregon Kaufusi (2022), Michael Jennings (2022), Shaun Lane (2023), Reed Mahoney (2022)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Andrew Davey, David Gower, George Jennings, Jaeman Salmon, Will Smith, Ray Stone, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo


PENRITH PANTHERS

GAINS: Apisai Koroisau (Manly Sea Eagles - 2022), Kurt Capewell (Cronulla Sharks - 2021), Zane Tetevano (Sydney Roosters - 2021)

LOSSES:
Waqa Blake (Parramatta Eels), Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels), Wayde Egan (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrell Fuimaono (Released), Tim Grant (Released), Sione Katoa (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Nick Lui-Toso (released), James Maloney (Catalan Dragons), Tyrone Phillips (Released), Paea Pua (Released), Hame Sele (Released), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Frank Winterstein (Released), Sam McKendry (Retirement), Shawn Blore (Wests Tigers), Jed Cartwright (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Kaide Ellis (St George Illawarra Dragons)

RE-SIGNED: Billy Burns (2021), James Fisher-Harris (2022), Mitchell Kenny (2021), Spencer Leniu (2021), Jarome Luai (2021), Brent Naden (2021), Dylan Edwards (2022), Brian To'o (2023), Liam Martin (2023)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Caleb Aekins, Dean Blore, Tyrone May, Brayden McGrady, James Tamou, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak


SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

GAINS: Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos - 2021), Edene Gebbie (2021), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves - 2020), Jack Johns (2020), Steven Marsters (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2020), Jaxson Paulo (Gold Coast Titans - 2020), James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos - 2021), Jaydn Su'a (Brisbane Broncos - 2021), Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans - 2024) Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters - 2020), Patrick Mago (Brisbane Broncos - 2020), Jed Cartwright (Penrith Panthers - 2023)

LOSSES: Dean Britt (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Billy Brittain (Released), George Burgess (Wigan Warriors), Jacob Gagan (Released), Mawene Hiroti (Released), Greg Inglis (Retired), Rhys Kennedy (Brisbane Broncos), John Sutton (Retired), Connor Tracey (Cronulla Sharks), Kyle Turner (Released), Sam Burgess (Retirement), Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers), Mawene Hiroti (Cronulla Sharks), Bryson Goodwin (Cronulla Sharks)


RE-SIGNED: Thomas Burgess (2023), Braidon Burns (2021), Dean Hawkins (2021), Keaon Koloamatangi (2021), Cameron Murray (2021), Mark Nicholls (2021), Tevita Tatola (2021), Cody Walker (2022), Liam Knight (2023), Jaxson Paulo (2022), Hame Sele (2023), Campbell Graham (2024), Patrick Mago (2021), Latrell Mitchell (2021)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Tom Amone, Cory Denniss, Kurt Dillon, Alex Johnston, Steven Marsters, Bayley Sironen



ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

GAINS: Isaac Luke (New Zealand Warriors - 2020), Trent Merrin (Leeds Rhinos - 2021), Brayden Williame (Catalans - 2021), Tyrell Fuimaono (Penrith Panthers - 2021), Billy Brittain (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2020), Kaide Ellis (Penrith Panthers - 2020)

LOSSES: Mitchell Allgood (Released), Patrick Kaufusi (Released), Jeremy Latimore (Retired), Steven Marsters (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Reece Robson (North Queensland Cowboys), Gareth Widdop (Warrington Wolves), Luciano Leilua (Wests Tigers), Jonus Pearson (Gold Coast Titans), Tyson Frizell (Newcastle Knights), Isaac Luke (Brisbane Broncos), James Graham (St Helens), Tim Lafai (Canterbury Bulldogs), Euan Aitken (New Zealand Warriors)

RE-SIGNED: Matthew Dufty (2021), Blake Lawrie (2022), Jordan Pereira (2021), Tariq Sims (2022), Zac Lomax (2025), Hayden Lomax (2021), Jackson Ford (2022), Adam Clune (2022), Mikaele Ravalawa (2023), Josh Kerr (2023), Eddie Blacker (2021)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Kaide Ellis, Jacob Host, Joe Lovodua, Tristan Sailor


SYDNEY ROOSTERS

GAINS: Kyle Flanagan (Cronulla Sharks - 2021), Josh Morris (Cronulla Sharks - 2020), Sonny Bill Williams (Toronto Wolfpack - 2020)

LOSSES: Cooper Cronk (Retired), Joshua Curran (New Zealand Warriors), Brock Lamb (London Broncos), Bernard Lewis (Released), Zane Tetevano (Penrith Panthers), Latrell Mitchell (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Mitchell Aubusson (Retirement)


RE-SIGNED: Lindsay Collins (2022), Poasa Faamausili (2022), Billy Smith (2021), Sitili Tupouniua (2021), Joseph Manu (2022), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2023), Siosiua Taukeiaho (2022), Nat Butcher (2022), Luke Keary (2024), Matt Ikuvalu (2022)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Jake Friend, Ryan Hall, Drew Hutchison, Asu Kepaoa, Lachlan Lam, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Sonny Bill Williams


WESTS TIGERS

GAINS: Reece Hoffman (2022), Jake Simpkin (2021), Billy Walters (Melbourne Storm - 2021), Luciano Leilua (St George Illawarra Dragons - 2022), Joey Leilua (Canberra Raiders - 2022), Adam Doueihi (South Sydney Rabbitohs - 2023), Shawn Blore (Penrith Panthers - 2021)

LOSSES: Robbie Farah (Retired), Mahe Fonua (Hull FC), Tyson Gamble (Released), Esan Marsters (North Queensland Cowboys), Robbie Rochow (Retired), Ryan Matterson (Parramatta Eels), Ben Matulino (Retirement), Corey Thompson (Gold Coast Titans)

RE-SIGNED: Josh Aloiai (2021), Luke Brooks (2023), Michael Chee-Kam (2021), Jacob Liddle (2021), Thomas Mikaele (2021), Luke Garner (2022), Tommy Talau (2022), Alex Twal (2022)


OFF CONTRACT 2020: Oliver Clark, Matthew Eisenhuth, Robert Jennings, Benji Marshall, Sam McIntyre, Chris McQueen, Alex Seyfarth, Dylan Smith, Elijah Taylor
 
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rhugh89

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Jesse Ramien has signed a 4 year deal with the Sharks

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/05/ramien-returns-to-sharks-on-four-year-deal/

The Raiders have re-signed Sam Williams until the end of 2021

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/05/raiders-re-sign-williams-as-sezer-exit-looms/

DWZ has re-signed with the Bulldogs until the end of 2022

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/04/dwz-re-signs-with-bulldogs-until-end-of-2022/

The Eels have re-signed Brad Takairangi (2020), Andrew Davey (2020), Marata Niukore (2022), David Gower (2020) and Ray Stone (2020)

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/04/five-eels-re-sign-as-matterson-weighs-up-contract-offer/
 

rhugh89

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Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Ben Trbojevic isn't even the best young back at Manly.
I didn't really follow his brothers in the 16s and 18s, and maybe they didn't develop till they were 18 either, but Bradman Best was miles and miles better than Ben Trbojevic at 17.
 

Ethan

Adam MacDougall
Ben Trbojevic isn't even the best young back at Manly.
I didn't really follow his brothers in the 16s and 18s, and maybe they didn't develop till they were 18 either, but Bradman Best was miles and miles better than Ben Trbojevic at 17.
That's what we want to hear lol.
 

cowboyman

Andrew 'Joey' Johns
Val Holmes to Cowboys confirmed for 6 seasons. Parr also said that doesn’t rule out chasing Latrell
 

cowboyman

Andrew 'Joey' Johns
I hope the Cowboys know what they are getting if they sign Latrell.

Another elite young outside back that will help transform one of the worst back lines for season 2019 to one of the best if not the best backline on paper in 2020?
 

Lefty

Clint Newton
Another elite young outside back that will help transform one of the worst back lines for season 2019 to one of the best if not the best backline on paper in 2020?

We’ll see. It seems to me that Latrell has issues which are affecting his performance.
 
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