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Player movement, rumours ahead of season 2018

THE dominoes continue to fall.

A flurry of big-name transfers rounded out the end of a busy 2017 in rugby league, headlined by superstars Cooper Cronk, Mitchell Pearce, James Maloney, Matt Moylanand Jarryd Hayneall finding new clubs.

And the player movements have continued as the 2018 NRL season approaches, with Bryce Cartwright 's shock switch to the Titans following on from Moses Suli departing Wests Tigers to join the Bulldogs.

Meanwhile Cartwright's former Penrith teammate Tyrone Peachey could join him on the Gold Coast next year, while Rabbitohs young gun Angus Crichton has already committed to a big-money move to the Roosters in 2019.

And today, Storm young gun Curtis Scott extended his stay with the premiers until the end of 2021.

So who's next? With clubs still finalising their rosters for the upcoming season, all the while trying to re-sign and recruit players for 2019 and beyond, it's a battle to keep up with who could be on the move, who's staying put, and who is weighing up their future.

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The Daily Telegraph's rugby league writer Matt Logue joined Huw Bonello on LeagueCentral TV to discuss all the big transfer news and potential moves, including:

- Why the Warriors face a battle to retain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, with two Sydney NRL clubs joining New Zealand Rugby Union in the chase for his signature;

- The future of Penrith Panthers young gun Nathan Cleary, who has put contract talks on hold;

- The latest on Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner, who has previously been heavily linked with Newcastle;

- What the Cowboys have to do to lock down 2017 Dally M halfback of the year Michael Morgan

- The Sydney clubs who could push Penrith for star winger Josh Mansour's signature

 

THE TRANSFER CENTRE

Find below every player off contract by the end of the 2018 season as well as who each club has gained or lost. The Transfer Centre data has been compiled with assistance from Zero Tackle.

 

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Off contract to end 2018: Troy Dargan, Jamayne Isaako, Matthew Lodge, Patrick Mago, Shaun Nona, Corey Oates, Tom Opacic, Mosese Pangai, Tevita Pangai Junior, Korbin Sims, Jaydn Su'a, Sam Tagataese, Sam Thaiday, Jake Turpin

2018 Gains: Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Troy Dargan (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Matthew Lodge (2018), Patrick Mago (North Queensland Cowboys, 2018), Shaun Nona (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves, 2019), Sam Tagataese (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Jake Turpin (Melbourne Storm, 2018)

2018 Losses: Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans), Adam Blair (New Zealand Warriors), Herman Ese'ese (Newcastle Knights), Keegan Hipgrave (Gold Coast Titans), Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), Matiu Love-Henry (New Zealand Warriors), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), David Mead (Catalan Dragons), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights), Francis Molo (North Queensland Cowboys)

 

CANBERRA RAIDERS

Off contract to end 2018: Blake Austin, Luke Bateman, Shannon Boyd, Bill Cullen, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Craig Garvey, Siliva Havili, Dunamis Lui, Jack Murchie, Michael Oldfield, Josh Papalii, Junior Paulo, Aidan Sezer, Iosia Soliola

2018 Gains: Brad Abbey (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Cooper Bambling (2018), Erin Clark (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Craig Garvey (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Charlie Gubb (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Stefano Hala (2019), Siliva Havili (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Corey Horsburgh (2018), Liam Knight (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Sebastian Kris (2018), Michael Oldfield (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity, 2019)

2018 Losses: Kurt Baptiste (Leigh Centurions), Lachlan Croker (Manly Sea Eagles), Brent Naden (Newcastle Knights), Clay Priest (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Zac Santo (New Zealand Warriors), Scott Sorensen (Cronulla Sharks), Dave Taylor (Toronto Wolfpack), Jordan Turner (Huddersfield Giants)

 

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Off contract to end 2018: Tom Carr, Mason Cerruto, Josh Cleeland, Greg Eastwood, Asipeli Fine, Matt Frawley, Lachlan Lewis, Jeremy Marshall-King, Rhyse Martin, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Clay Priest, Zac Woolford.

 

2018 Gains: Jarred Anderson (2020), Fa'amanu Brown (Cronulla Sharks, 2019), Mason Cerruto (2018), Kieran Foran (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Jeremy Marshall-King (Wests Tigers, 2018), Ofahiki Ogden (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), John Olive (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), Clay Priest (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Moses Suli (Wests Tigers, 2019), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers, 2021)

 

2018 Losses: Brad Abbey (Canberra Raiders), Craig Garvey (Canberra Raiders), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Kasiano (Melbourne Storm), Adam Keighran (Penrith Panthers), Richard Kennar (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brenko Lee (Gold Coast Titans), Tyrone Phillips (Penrith Panthers), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers).

 

CRONULLA SHARKS

Off contract to end 2018: Jayson Bukuya, Kurt Dillon, Paul Gallen, Trent Hodkinson, Edrick Lee, Ricky Leutele, Luke Lewis, Joseph Paulo, James Segeyaro

2018 Gains: Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Aaron Gray (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2019), Trent Hodkinson (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Ava Seumanufagai (Wests Tigers, 2019), Scott Sorensen (Canberra Raiders, 2019), Braden Uele (North Queensland Cowboys, 2019)

2018 Losses: Gerard Beale (New Zealand Warriors), Jack Bird (Brisbane Broncos), Fa'amanu Brown (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Manaia Cherrington (New Zealand Warriors), Adam Clydsdale (retired), Jordan Drew (released), Chris Heighington (Newcastle Knights), Jeremy Latimore (St George Illawarra Dragons), James Maloney (Penrith Panthers), Daniel Mortimer (Leigh Centurions), Sam Tagataese (Brisbane Broncos), Jayden Walker (Penrith Panthers), Tony Williams (Parramatta Eels).

 

GOLD COAST TITANS

Off contract to end 2018: Alexander Brimson, Dale Copley, Anthony Don, Kane Elgey, Brendan Elliot, Keegan Hipgrave, Max King, Brenko Lee, Mitch Rein, Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Ryan Simpkins, Jack Stockwell, Jai Whitbread, Will Matthews

2018 Gains: Jai Arrow (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Brendan Elliot (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Moeaki Fotuaika (2021), Michael Gordon (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Keegan Hipgrave (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers, 2020), Brenko Lee (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Mitch Rein (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Jack Stockwell (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Will Matthews (2018)

2018 Losses: Tyler Cornish (released), Chris Grevsmuhl (released), Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels), Chris McQueen (Wests Tigers), Ben Nakubuwai (Salford Red Devils), John Olive (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Agnatius Paasi (New Zealand Warriors), Nathaniel Peteru (Leeds Rhinos), Leivaha Pulu (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves), Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors), Paterika Vaivai (Leigh Centurions), Daniel Vidot (retired), William Zillman (released)

 

MANLY SEA EAGLES

Off contract to end 2018: Lewis Brown, Lachlan Croker, Jack Gosiewski, Jackson Hastings, Brian Kelly, Apisai Koroisau, Shaun Lane, Darcy Lussick, Curtis Sironen, Kelepi Tanginoa, Akuila Uate, Jonathan Wright

2018 Gains: Lachlan Croker (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Jack Gosiewski (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2018), Toafofoa Sipley (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Kelepi Tanginoa (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019)

2018 Losses: Pita Godinet (Wests Tigers), Blake Green (New Zealand Warriors), Brenton Lawrence (Gold Coast Titans), Jesse Martin (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Steve Matai (retired), Brett Stewart (retired)

 

MELBOURNE STORM

Off contract to end 2018: Sandor Earl, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Sale Finau, Louis Geraghty, Tim Glasby, Harry Grant, Ryan Hoffman, Ryley Jacks, Cooper Johns, Tui Kamikamica, Kayleb Milne, Justin Olam, Junior Ratuvu, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Shem Tatupu, Lachlan Timms, Young Tonumaipea, Billy Walters

2018 Gains: Sandor Earl (2018), Ryan Hoffman (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Cooper Johns (2018), Sam Kasiano (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2020), Patrick Kaufusi (North Queensland Cowboys, 2019), Kayleb Milne (2018), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Wests Tigers, 2020), Junior Ratuvu (2018), Lachlan Timms (2018), Billy Walters (2018)

2018 Losses: Jesse Arthars (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Dean Britt (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Cooper Cronk (Sydney Roosters), Charlie Galo (released), Slade Griffin (Newcastle Knights), Tohu Harris (New Zealand Warriors), Jeremy Hawkins (released), Vincent Leuluai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys), Nate Myles (retired), Mark Nicholls (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Robbie Rochow (Wests Tigers), Jake Turpin (Brisbane Broncos).

 

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

Off contract to end 2018: James Bell, Manaia Cherrington, Anthony Gelling, Sam Lisone, Matiu Love-Henry, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Ken Maumalo, Junior Pauga, Zac Santo, Patrick Sipley, Jazz Tevaga, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

2018 Gains: Gerard Beale (Cronulla Sharks, 2020), Adam Blair (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Manaia Cherrington (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors, 2018), Blake Green (Manly Sea Eagles, 2020), Tohu Harris (Melbourne Storm, 2021), Peta Hiku (Penrith Panthers, 2020), Matiu Love-Henry (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Agnatius Paasi (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), Leivaha Pulu (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Zac Santo (Canberra Raiders, 2018)

 

2018 Losses: Matthew Allwood (released), Erin Clark (Canberra Raiders), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Kieran Foran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Charlie Gubb (Canberra Raiders), Ryan Hoffman (Melbourne Storm), Jacob Lillyman (Newcastle Knights), Tuimoala Lolohea (Wests Tigers), Ben Matulino (Wests Tigers), Ofahiki Ogden (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Toafofoa Sipley (Manly Sea Eagles), Bodene Thompson (Leigh Centurions), Manu Vatuvei (Salford Red Devils)

 

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Off contract to end 2018: Tyrone Amey, Jamie Buhrer, Cory Denniss, Christian Hazard, Chris Heighington, Zac Hosking, Tom Hughes, Jack Johns, Josh King, Brock Lamb, Jacob Lillyman, Pat Mata'utia, Sione Mata'utia, Nick Meaney, Brent Naden, Dylan Phythian, Ken Sio, Tom Starling, Luke Yates

2018 Gains: Herman Ese'ese (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Slade Griffin (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Christian Hazard (2018), Chris Heighington (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Jack Johns (2018), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Jacob Lillyman (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Tautau Moga (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Brent Naden (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters, 2021), Kalyn Ponga (North Queensland Cowboys, 2021), Connor Watson (Sydney Roosters, 2020)

 

2018 Losses: David Bhana (released), Brendan Elliot (Gold Coast Titans), Jaelen Feeney (released), Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jacob Gagan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Trent Hodkinson (Cronulla Sharks), Rory Kostjasyn (retired), Peter Mata'utia (Leigh Centurions), Sam Mataora (retired), Mickey Paea (Hull FC), Pauli Pauli (Wakefield Trinity), Will Pearsall (released), Tyler Randell (Wakefield Trinity), Josh Starling (retired), Jack Stockwell (Gold Coast Titans), Anthony Tupou (retired), Joe Wardle (Castleford Tigers)

 

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

Off contract to end 2018: Javid Bowen, Josh Chudleigh, Lachlan Coote, Shaun Fensom, Jake Granville, Sam Hoare, Shaun Hudson, Marcus Jensen, Kyle Laybutt, Kane Linnett, Ethan Lowe, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Justin O'Neill, Emry Pere, Johnathan Thurston, Antonio Winterstein, Shane Wright

2018 Gains: Carlin Anderson (2019), Te Maire Martin (Penrith Panthers, 2019), Jordan McLean (Melbourne Storm, 2020), Francis Molo (Brisbane Broncos, 2018)

2018 Losses: Patrick Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm), Patrick Mago (Brisbane Broncos), Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights), Ray Thompson (retired), Braden Uele (Cronulla Sharks)

 

PARRAMATTA EELS

Off contract to end 2018: Daniel Alvaro, Dane Aukafolau, Kirisome Auva'a, Nathan Brown, Nathan Davis, David Gower, Jarryd Hayne, George Jennings, Cameron King, Greg Leleisiuao, Suaia Matagi, Jack Morris, Kaysa Pritchard, Jaeman Salmon, Beau Scott, Will Smith, Ray Stone, Peni Terepo, Siosaia Vave, Tony Williams

2018 Gains: Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2019), Jaeman Salmon (2018), Tony Williams (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)

2018 Losses: Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos), Isaac De Gois (retired), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Jamal Fogarty, James Hasson (released), Frank Pritchard (retired), Semi Radradra (rugby union), Jeff Robson (retired), Kelepi Tanginoa (Manly Sea Eagles), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)

 

 

PENRITH PANTHERS

Off contract to end 2018: Oliver Clark, Kaide Ellis, Jack Hetherington, Adam Keighran, Jarome Luai, Nick Lui-Toso, Soni Luke, Josh Mansour, Chad O'Donnell, Joey Peato, Tyrone Phillips, Corey Waddell, Jayden Walker, Peter Wallace

2018 Gains: Adam Keighran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), James Maloney (Cronulla Sharks, 2020), Chad O'Donnell (2018), Joey Peato (2018), Tyrone Phillips (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Jayden Walker (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)

2018 Losses: Sitaleki Akauola (Warrington Wolves), Bryce Cartwright (Gold Coast Titans), Peta Hiku (New Zealand Warriors), Samisoni Langi (Catalan Dragons), Leilani Latu (Gold Coast Titans), Te Maire Martin (North Queensland Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Cronulla Sharks), Darren Nicholls (St George Illawarra Dragons), Michael Oldfield (Canberra Raiders), Mitch Rein (Gold Coast Titans), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Wests Tigers)

 

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Off contract to end 2018: Billy Brittain, Braidon Burns, Jason Clark, Adam Doueihi, Robbie Farah, Tyrell Fuimaono, Jacob Gagan, Hymel Hunt, Robert Jennings, Vincent Leuluai, Jesse Martin, Mark Nicholls, John Sutton, Junior Tatola, Connor Tracey

 

2018 Gains: Jesse Arthars (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dean Britt (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Billy Brittain (2018), Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights, 2021), Jacob Gagan (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Richard Kennar (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Vincent Leuluai (Melbourne Storm, 2018), Jesse Martin (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Mark Nicholls (Melbourne Storm, 2018), Junior Tatola (Wests Tigers, 2018)

2018 Losses: Anthony Cherrington (released), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves), Jack Gosiewski (Manly Sea Eagles), Aaron Gray (Cronulla Sharks), Brett Greinke (released), Gabriel Hamlin (Wigan Warriors), Luke Kelly (released), Dane Nielsen (released), Robbie Rochow (Wests Tigers), Toby Rudolf (released), David Tyrrell (released)

 

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Off contract to end 2018: Leeson Ah Mau, Mitchell Allgood, Reuben Garrick, Patrick Herbert, Josh Kerr, Jeremy Latimore, Jason Nightingale, Jordan Pereira, Hame Sele

 

2018 Gains: Mitchell Allgood (Wakefield Trinity, 2018), Jackson Ford (2020), James Graham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2020), Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos, 2023), Jeremy Latimore (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Darren Nicholls (Penrith Panthers, 2019)

 

2018 Losses: Josh Dugan (Cronulla Sharks), Siliva Havili (Canberra Raiders), Drew Hutchison (Leigh Centurions), Chris Lewis (released), Mose Masoe (Hull Kingston Rovers), Will Matthews (Gold Coast Titans), Tyrone McCarthy (Salford Red Devils), Josh McCrone (Toronto Wolfpack), Taane Milne (Wests Tigers), Shaun Nona (Brisbane Broncos), Russell Packer (Wests Tigers), Joel Thompson (Manly Sea Eagles)

 

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Off contract to end 2018: Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner, Mitch Cornish, Blake Ferguson, Brock Gray, Lachlan Lam, Joseph Manu, Dean Matterson, Reece Robinson, Chris Smith, Zane Tetevano, Eloni Vunakece

 

2018 Gains: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Joshua Curran (2019), Lachlan Lam (2018), Dean Matterson (2018), Reece Robinson (2018), James Tedesco (Wests Tigers, 2021)

 

2018 Losses: Paul Carter (released), Kane Evans (Parramatta Eels), Michael Gordon (Gold Coast Titans), Aidan Guerra (Newcastle Knights), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Newcastle Knights), Liam Knight (Canberra Raiders), Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights), Connor Watson (Newcastle Knights).

 

WESTS TIGERS

Off contract to end 2018: JJ Felise, Heath Gibbs, Pita Godinet, Tim Grant, Benji Marshall, Esan Marsters, Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele, Kevin Naiqama, Dylan Smith, Sauaso Sue, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak.

2018 Gains: Mahe Fonua (Hull FC, 2019), Tyson Gamble (2019), Heath Gibbs (2018), Pita Godinet (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Benji Marshall (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Sam McIntyre (2018), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Thomas Mikaele (2018), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dylan Smith (2018), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2018)

2018 Losses: Matt Ballin (retired), Joel Edwards (released), Justin Hunt (retired), Jamal Idris (retired), Jack Littlejohn (Salford Red Devils), Kyle Lovett (Leigh Centurions), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Jordan Rankin (Huddersfield Giants), Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks), Junior Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

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