2021 NRL Player Movements

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Check out who's in, who's out, who's in contract and who's off-contract looking ahead to the 2021 NRL season.

We'll update this list as news comes to hand - if you have a correction make sure you let us know via Twitter @LeagueUnlimited.


New signings for 2021: Dale Copley (Titans), John Asiata (Cowboys), David Mead (Catalans)

Contracted for 2021: Jesse Arthars, Ethan Bullemor, Patrick Carrigan, Xavier Coates, Brodie Croft, Tom Dearden, Herbie Farnworth, Tom Flegler, Alex Glenn, Payne Haas, Jamayne Isaako, Rhys Kennedy, Matt Lodge, Anthony Milford, Tesi Niu, Corey Oates, Cory Paix, Keenan Palasia, Tevita Pangai Junior, Jordan Riki, Kotoni Staggs, Ben Te'o, Jake Turpin

2021 Development Contracts: Kobe Hetherington, Brendan Piakura, Isaiah Tass, Reece Walsh

Losses: Darius Boyd, Matt Gillett (retired), David Fifita (Titans 2021), Sean O'Sullivan (Warriors 2021), Jack Bird, Andrew McCullough (Dragons 2021), Joe Ofahengaue (Wests Tigers), Jamil Hopoate, Jordan Kahu, Richie Kennar, Ilikena Vudogo (all released)


New signings for 2021: Harry Rushton (Wigan), Ryan James (Titans), Caleb Aekins (Panthers), Albert Hopoate (Sea Eagles)

Contracted for 2021: Adam Cook, Jarrod Croker, Matt Frawley, Emre Guler, Corey Harawira-Naera, Siliva Havili, Josh Hodgson, Corey Horsburgh, Dunamis Lui, Trey Mooney, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Josh Papali'i, Jordan Rapana, Curtis Scott, Bailey Simonsson, Harley Smith-Shields, Sia Soliola, Tom Starling, Ryan Sutton, Joe Tapine, Matt Timoko, Semi Valemei, Elliott Whitehead, Jack Wighton, Sam Williams, George Williams, Hudson Young

2021 Development Contracts: Ata Mariota, Darby Medlyn, Xavier Nicol, Kai O'Donnell

Losses: Michael Oldfield (Eels 2021), John Bateman (Wigan 2021), Nick Cotric (Bulldogs 2021), Luke Bateman (retired 2020), Jack Murchie (Warriors 2020), Seb Kris (released)


New signings for 2021: Kyle Flanagan (Roosters), Jack Hetherington (Panthers), Corey Waddell (Sea Eagles), Nick Cotric (Raiders), Corey Allan (Rabbitohs)

New signings for 2022: Matt Burton (Panthers), Josh Addo-Carr (Storm)

Contracted for 2021: Jake Averillo, Dean Britt, Christian Crichton, Matt Doorey, Adam Elliott, Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Tyrone Harding, Will Hopoate, Josh Jackson, Sione Katoa, Tui Katoa, Lachlan Lewis, Jeremy Marshall-King, Nick Meaney, Dylan Napa, Ofahiki Ogden, Jayden Okunbor, James Roumanos, Chris Smith, Joe Stimson, Luke Thompson, Renouf To'omaga, Brandon Wakeham, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

2021 Development Contracts: Paul Karaitiana, Chris Patolo, Kurt Picken, Jackson Topine (+2022)

Losses: Morgan Harper (Sea Eagles 2020), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles 2021), Marcelo Montoya (Warriors 2021), Reimis Smith (Storm 2021), Aiden Tolman (Sharks 2021), Sauaso Sue (Knights 2021), Jack Cogger (Huddersfield 2021), Tim Lafai (released), Isaiah Tass (Broncos 2021), Kerrod Holland (retired)


New signings for 2021: Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs)

New signings for 2022: Cameron McInnes (Dragons)

Contracted for 2021: Blayke Brailey, Josh Dugan, Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham, Braden Hamlin-Uele, Mawene Hiroti, Royce Hunt, Shaun Johnson, Sione Katoa, Will Kennedy, Nene Macdonald, Billy Magoulias, Matt Moylan, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Briton Nikora, Kyle Paterson, Franklin Pele, Jesse Ramien, Toby Rudolf, Siosifa Talakai, Jensen Tamoepeau, Chad Townsend, Connor Tracey, Braydon Trindall, Jack Williams, Teig Wilton, Aaron Woods, Bronson Xerri

2021 Development Contracts: Jackson Ferris, Jonaiah Lualua (+2022), Luke Metcalf (+2022), Daniel Vasquez

Losses: Cameron King, Jayson Bukuya (retired), Cruz Topai-Aveai (released 2020), Josh Morris (Roosters 2020), Scott Sorensen (Panthers 2021), Kayleb Milne, Bryson Goodwin (released)


New signings for 2021: Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Storm). Herman Ese'ese (Knights), David Fifita (Broncos), Patrick Herbert (Warriors), Sam McIntyre (Wests Tigers)

Contracted for 2021: Tanah Boyd, AJ Brimson, Erin Clark, Anthony Don, Darius Farmer, Beau Fermor, Sosefo Fifita, Moeaki Fotuaika, Jamal Fogarty, Jaimin Jolliffe, Brian Kelly, Sam Lisone, Greg Marzhew, Tyrone Peachey, Jonus Pearson, Kevin Proctor, Mitch Rein, Phillip Sami, Toby Sexton, Sam Stone, Ash Taylor, Corey Thompson, Jarrod Wallace, Jai Whitbread

2021 Development Contracts: Jayden Campbell (+2022), Alofi-ana Khan-Periera, Tristan Powell, Treymain Spry (+2022)

Losses: Kallum Watkins (Toronto 2020), Keegan Hipgrave, Bryce Cartwright (Eels 2021), Jai Arrow (Rabbitohs 2021), Ryan James (Raiders 2021), Shannon Boyd (retired), Young Tonumaipea (rugby union), Dale Copley (Broncos 2021), Nathan Peats, Tyrone Roberts (released)


New signings for 2021: Andrew Davey (Eels), Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), Christian Tuipulotu (Roosters), Jason Saab (Dragons), Josh Aloiai (Wests Tigers), Karl Lawton (Warriors)

Contracted for 2021: Morgan Boyle, Daly Cherry-Evans, Lachlan Croker, Cade Cust, Manase Fainu, Tevita Funa, Reuben Garrick, Jack Gosiewski, Morgan Harper, Sean Keppie, Tolutau Koula, Haumole Olakau'atu, Brad Parker, Taniela Paseka, Josh Schuster, Toafofoa Sipley, Curtis Sironen, Moses Suli, Jorge Taufua, Martin Taupau, Ben Trbojevic, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Dylan Walker

2021 Development Contracts: Sione Fainu, Alec Tu'itavake (+2022-23), Zac Saddler, Kaeo Weekes (+2022)

Losses: Corey Waddell (Bulldogs 2021), Joel Thompson (St Helens 2021), Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors 2021), Danny Levi (Norths Devils 2021), Luke Metcalf (Sharks 2021), Brendan Elliot, Albert Hopoate, Tony Williams (released)


New signings for 2021: George Jennings (Eels), Reimis Smith (Bulldogs)

Contracted for 2021: Josh Addo-Carr, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Tom Eisenhuth, Dale Finucane, Harry Grant, Jack Howarth, Jahrome Hughes, Nicho Hynes, Dean Ieremia, Ryley Jacks, Cooper Johns, Tui Kamikamica, Felise Kaufusi, Max King, Brenko Lee, Chris Lewis, Isaac Lumelume, Cameron Munster, Justin Olam, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Aaron Pene, Jonah Pezet, Darryn Schonig, Brandon Smith, Christian Welch

2021 Development Contracts: Trent Loiero, Judda Turahai, Tagiolupe Tivalu

Losses: Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans 2021), Suliasi Vunivalu (rugby union 2021), Paul Momirovski (loanee, returns to Wests Tigers 2021), Sandor Earl (retired), Ricky Leutele (Huddersfield 2021), Albert Vete (Hull KR), Marion Seve (Brisbane Tigers ISC), Cameron Smith (released)

Losses for 2022: Josh Addo-Carr (Bulldogs)


New signings for 2021: Tyson Frizell (Dragons), Dominic Young (Huddersfield), Sauaso Sue (Bulldogs), Bailey Hodgson (Castleford), Jack Johns (Rabbitohs), Brayden Musgrove (Sea Eagles/Cessnock)

New signings for 2022: Jake Clifford (Cowboys)

Contracted for 2021: Mitchell Barnett, Bradman Best, Jayden Brailey, Phoenix Crossland, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Blake Green, Tex Hoy, Hymel Hunt, Brodie Jones, Josh King, David Klemmer, Edrick Lee, Kurt Mann, Jirah Momoisea, Mitch Pearce, Kalyn Ponga, Daniel Saifiti, Jacob Saifiti, Nathanael Sasagi, Pasami Saulo, Gehamat Shibasaki, Starford To'a, Enari Tuala, Connor Watson

2021 Development Contracts: Jack Johns, Chris Randall, Christian Ma'anaima (+2022-23), Garrett Smith (+2022)

Losses: Herman Ese'ese (Titans 2021), Aidan Guerra, Tim Glasby (retired), Andrew McCullough (loanee, returning to Broncos 2021), Sione Mata'utia (St Helens 2021), Mason Lino (Wakefield 2021), Tautau Moga (Rabbitohs 2021), Tyronne Roberts-Davis (Cessnock 2021)


New signings for 2021: Lachlan Burr (Warriors), Kane Bradley (Wests Tigers), Javid Bowen (Northern Pride)

Contracted for 2021: Jake Clifford, Ben Condon, Reuben Cotter, Scott Drinkwater, Mitchell Dunn, Kyle Feldt, Tom Gilbert, Jake Granville, Wiremu Greig, Ben Hampton, Coen Hess, Peter Hola, Valentine Holmes, Corey Jensen, Connelly Lemuelu, Esan Marsters, Jordan McLean, Josh McGuire, Francis Molo, Michael Morgan, Justin O'Neill, Emry Pere, Reece Robson, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Murray Taulagi, Jason Taumalolo, Shane Wright

2021 Development Contracts: Daejarn Asi (+2022), Michael Bell, Heilum Luki (+2022), Griffin Neame (+2022)

Losses: Gavin Cooper (retired), Tom Opacic (Eels 2021), John Asiata (Broncos 2021), Dan Russell (released), Tukimihia Simpkins (Wests Tigers 2021)

2022 Losses: Jake Clifford (Knights), Francis Molo (Cowboys)


New signings for 2021: Tom Opacic (Cowboys), Isaiah Papali'i (Warriors), Joey Lussick (Salford), Keegan Hipgrave, Bryce Cartwright (Titans), Michael Oldfield (Raiders), Will Penisini (development contract)

Contracted for 2021: Waqa Blake, Dylan Brown, Nathan Brown, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Haze Dunster, Blake Ferguson, Clint Gutherson, David Hollis, Sam Hughes, Michael Jennings, Oregon Kaufusi, Shaun Lane, Reed Mahoney, Ryan Matterson, Mitchell Moses, Marata Niukore, Junior Paulo, Jordan Rankin, Maika Sivo, Will Smith, Ray Stone

2021 Development Contracts: Jakob Arthur (+2022), Solomone Naiduki (+2022), Nathaniel Roache, Sean Russell (+2022)

Losses: Stefano Utoikamanu (Wests Tigers 2021), Andrew Davey (Sea Eagles 2021), Kane Evans (Warriors 2021), Peni Terepo, David Gower (retired), Jai Field (Wigan 2021), Rhys Davies (released), Brad Takairangi (Hull KR 2021), George Jennings (Storm 2021), Daniel Alvaro (Dragons 2021), Jaeman Salmon (Panthers 2021)


New signings for 2021: Robert Jennings, Matt Eisenhuth, Paul Momirovski (Wests Tigers), Jaeman Salmon (Eels), Scott Sorensen (Sharks)

Contracted for 2021: Billy Burns, Matt Burton, Kurt Capewell, Nathan Cleary, Stephen Crichton, Dylan Edwards, James Fisher-Harris, J'maine Hopgood, Mitch Kenny, Viliame Kikau, Api Koroisau, Spencer Leniu, Moses Leota, Jarome Luai, Tyrone May, Taylan May, Liam Martin, Brent Naden, Lindsay Smith, Charlie Staines, Izack Tago, Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo

2021 Development Contracts: Brendan Hands, Shannon Harris, Sunia Turuva (+2022)

Losses: Shawn Blore (Wests Tigers 2020), Kaide Ellis (Dragons 2020), Jed Cartwright (Rabbitohs 2020), Caleb Aekins (Raiders 2021), James Tamou, Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers 2021), Jack Hetherington (Bulldogs 2021), Braydon McGrady, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Pat Hollis (released), Zane Tetevano (Leeds 2021), Josh Mansour (Rabbitohs 2021), Dean Whare (Catalans 2021), Dean Blore (rugby union)

2022 Losses: Matt Burton (Bulldogs)


New signings for 2021: Poasa Faamausili (Roosters), Andrew McCullough, Jack Bird (Broncos), Daniel Alvaro (Eels)

New signings for 2022: Francis Molo (Cowboys)

Contracted for 2021: Eddie Blacker, Billy Brittain, Adam Clune, Matt Dufty, Kaide Ellis, Max Feagai, Mat Feagai, Jackson Ford, Tyrell Fuimaono, Ben Hunt, Josh Kerr, Blake Lawrie, Zac Lomax, Cameron McInnes, Trent Merrin, Corey Norman, Jordan Pereira, Cody Ramsey, Mikaele Ravalawa, Tariq Sims, Jayden Sullivan, Paul Vaughan, Brayden Wiliame, Jack de Belin (not yet registered)

2021 Development Contracts: Talatau Amone (+2022-23), Hayden Lomax, Shaun Sauni-Esau (+2022), Tyrell Sloan (+2022-23)

Losses: Tim Lafai (Bulldogs 2020), Tyson Frizell (Knights 2021), James Graham (St Helens 2020), Issac Luke (Broncos 2020), Euan Aitken (Warriors 2021), Jacob Host (Rabbitohs 2021), Korbin Sims (Hull KR 2021), Jason Saab (Sea Eagles 2021), Joe Lovodua, Tristan Sailor (released)

2022 Losses: Cameron McInnes (Sharks)


New signings for 2021: Jai Arrow (Titans), Taane Milne (Warriors), Jacob Host (Dragons), Tautau Moga (Knights), Josh Mansour (Panthers), Benij Marshall (Wests Tigers)

Contracted for 2020: Tom Burgess, Braidon Burns, Jed Cartwright, Damien Cook, Joshua Cook, Troy Dargan, Dane Gagai, Brock Gardner, Campbell Graham, Dean Hawkins, Alex Johnston, Liam Knight, Keaon Kolomatangi, Patrick Mago, Steve Marsters, Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Murray, Mark Nicholls, Jaxson Paulo, Adam Reynolds, Hame Sele, Jaydn Su'A, Tevita Tatola, Cody Walker

2021 Development Contracts: Lachlan Ilias (+2022), Peter Mamouzelos, Blake Taaffe (+2022)

Losses: Bryson Goodwin (Sharks 2020), Ethan Lowe (retired), James Roberts, Tom Amone (Wests Tigers 2021), Jack Johns (Knights 2021), Bayley Sironen (Warriors 2021), Joseph Suaalii (Roosters 2021), Corey Allan (Bulldogs 2021), Cory Denniss, Kurt Dillon, Ky Rodwell (released)


New signings for 2021: Adam Keighran (Warriors), Joseph Suaalii (Rabbitohs)

Contracted for 2021: Fletcher Baker, Egan Butcher, Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner, Angus Crichton, Jake Friend, Drew Hutchison, Matt Ikuvalu, Luke Keary, Lachlan Lam, Isaac Liu, Joey Manu, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Victor Radley, Billy Smith, Daniel Suluka-Fifita, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Sam Verrills, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sam Walker

2021-2022 Development Contracts: Lani Graham-Taufa, Moala Graham-Taufa, Naufahu Whyte

Losses: Mitch Aubusson (retired), Kyle Flanagan (Bulldogs 2021), Poasa Faamausili (Dragons 2021), Sonny Bill Williams (released), Christian Tuipulotu (Sea Eagles 2021), Ryan Hall (Hull KR)


New signings for 2021: Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington), Kane Evans (Eels), Euan Aitken (Dragons), Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles), Iliesa Ratuva (union), Sean O'Sullivan (Broncos), Marcelo Montoya (Bulldogs), Bayley Sironen (Rabbitohs)

Contracted for 2021: Bunty Afoa, Leeson Ah Mau, Tom Ale, Rocco Berry, Josh Curran, Wayde Egan, David Fusitu'a, Jackson Frei, Tohu Harris, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku, Eliesa Katoa, Ken Maumalo, Jack Murchie, Kodi Nikorima, Hayze Perham, Adam Pompey, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Jazz Tevaga, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Paul Turner

2021 Development Contracts: Jyris Glamuzina, Temple Kalepo (+2022), Isaiah Vagana, Viliami Vailea (+2022-23)

Losses: Blake Green (Knights 2020), Adam Blair, Gerard Beale (retired), Lachlan Burr (Cowboys 2021), Isaiah Papali'i, Nathaniel Roache (Eels 2021), Taane Milne (Rabbitohs 2021), Patrick Herbert (Titans 2021), Agnatius Paasi (St Helens 2021), Adam Keighran (Roosters 2021), King Vuniyayawa (Leeds 2021), Leivaha Pulu (released), Karl Lawton (Sea Eagles 2021)

Losses for 2022: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (union)


New signings for 2021: Stefano Utoikamanu (Eels), Daine Laurie, James Tamou (Panthers), James Roberts, Tom Amone (Rabbitohs), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Tukimihia Simpkins (Cowboys)

Contracted for 2021: Shawn Blore, Luke Brooks, Michael Chee-Kam, Zac Cini, Adam Doueihi, Luke Garner, Asu Kepaoa, Joey Leilua, Luciano Leilua, Jacob Liddle, Jock Madden, Moses Mbye, Zane Musgrove, Thomas Mikaele, David Nofoaluma, Russell Packer, Alex Seyfarth, Jake Simpkin, Tommy Talau, Alex Twal, Billy Walters

2021 Development Contracts: Reece Hoffman (+2022), William Kei (+2022), Kelma Tuilagi

Losses: Chris McQueen (Huddersfield 2020), Corey Thompson (Titans 2020), Chris Lawrence (retired), Robert Jennings, Matt Eisenhuth, Paul Momirovski (Panthers 2021), Harry Grant (loanee, returning to Storm 2021), Sam McIntyre (Titans 2021), Josh Aloiai (Sea Eagles 2021), Josh Reynolds (Hull FC 2021), Elijah Taylor (Salford 2021), Kane Bradley (Cowboys 2021), Benji Marshall (Rabbitohs 2021), Oliver Clark, Dylan Smith (released)