Test star in line for unexpected NRL return

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Tongan planetary Konrad Hurrell is the latest subordinate connected the radar of the Dolphins for their debut play successful the NRL successful 2023.

One of the astir damaging shot runners successful the rugby league world, Hurrell precocious concluded a three-year woody with Leeds Rhinos successful Super League and switched to St Helens - but signifcantly conscionable for 1 season.

That leaves the 30-year-old erstwhile New Zealand Warriors onslaught subordinate a escaped cause for 2023 and the Dolphins - who have been struggling to pull top-line talent - are looking astatine him to capable a spot successful their backline.

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Konrad Hurrell of the Leeds Rhinos is successful enactment for a imaginable instrumentality to the NRL. (Getty)

Hurrell has played 11 Tests for Tonga and erstwhile acceptable and successful form, is simply a unsafe attacking weapon.


The Roosters person added to their guardant extent with their feeder nine North Sydney signing erstwhile Tigers back-rower Regan Hughes.

A 24-year-old qualified civilian engineer, Hughes played successful the NRL trials aboriginal past twelvemonth - ironically producing his champion show against the Roosters.

Roosters officials evidently liked what they saw, with Hughes joining the Bears and he'll beryllium a useful acquisition if the nine undegoes an wounded situation akin to the 1 that destroyed their premiership run past season.

Hughes hails from the bush municipality of Canowindra and wasn't capable to interruption into the Tigers' apical broadside past play but whitethorn person much luck with a alteration of scenery.


The Storm are excited astir the advancement of former New Zealand Sevens winger Will Warbrick.

A subordinate of the Kiwis' silver-medal winning squad astatine the Tokyo Olympics, Warbrick has looked the goods astatine training.

William Warbrick of New Zealand runs to people a effort against Australia. (Getty)

"He played league erstwhile helium was 15 for a mates of years truthful helium knows the game," Storm recruitment manager Paul Bunn told Wide World of Sports.

"He was looking for a caller situation and we can't hold to spot however helium goes successful the trials.

"He's beardown and speedy and we are hopeful helium makes a speedy modulation backmost to league."


The Panthers person signed a promising back-rower from Wests Tigers.

Daniel Sykes played successful the NSW Cup for the Tigers past play but the 20-year-old volition commencement this twelvemonth successful the Panthers' Flegg side.

A workaholic back-rower, Sykes regularly topped the tackle number for the Tigers past play and is besides susceptible of breaking the enactment - different kid to ticker implicit the coming months.

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