An updated list of the RFL’s out of contract list has been distributed, shedding new light on players still off-contract at the end of the season.
TotalRL has obtained the document, which is an up-to-date document following the RFL’s initial off-contract list released earlier this year.
A number of notable players have been removed from the list, confirming new contracts have been lodged ahead of the 2021 campaign.
Players such as Joe Burgess, who has joined Salford for 2021, were on the initial list but is no longer included. Others, who have signed contract extensions with their existing club, have also been removed.
That said, some players who have moved clubs, such as Catalans-bound Mike McMeeken, remain on the list. This is understood to be due to clubs lodging their new contracts formally with the RFL. Some may not have yet done this and as a result, they remain on the RFL’s list.
But the list gives some insight into players who have yet to sign a new deal for next year.
*NOTE: We have put in brackets where players are moving next year to the best of our understanding.
The likes of Jackson Hastings, Dec Patton and Sam Kasiano still appear to be on the lookout for new clubs.
Matt Cook (Joining Widnes)
Mike McMeeken (Joining Catalans)
Calum Turner (Joining Newcastle)
Antoni Maria (Leaving at the end of the season)
Mickael Simon (Leaving at the end of the season)
Paul Clough (Joining Widnes)
Gareth Ellis Retiring
Liam Harris (Joining Halifax)
Albert Kelly (Confirmed as leaving)
Ratu Naulago (Joining rugby union)
Adam Rooks (Joining Bradford)
Stevie Ward (Joining Toronto, return permitted)
Salford Red Devils
Mark Flangan Retiring
Joey Lussick (Joining Parramatta)
Kris Welham (Joining Featherstone)
Gil Dudson (Joining Catalans)
Matt Costello (Joining Salford)
Zeb Taia (Leaving)
Anthony Mullally (Joined Carcassonne)
Greg Worthington (Joining Halifax)
Jon Wilkin Retiring
William Barthau Retiring
Ben Jones Bishop
Ben Flower (Joining Toronto, return permitting)
Jack Wells (Joining Salford)