5. Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans to Catalans)
The 32-year old has over 230 NRL caps under his belt and made 23 appearances for the Dragons back in 2009. The Titans’ former captain has also stared 18 times for New South Wales and 17 times for the Kangeroos. With Catalans losing a great portion of their squad at the end of the season, he’s the sort of leader the club needs to move forward this year.
4. Sam Moa (Sydney Roosters to Catalans)
Sam Moa became a firm fans favourite during his time with Hull FC between 2009 and 2012. The 30-year old still has a few more seasons in the tank yet, having spent the last 3 with the Sydney Roosters as a regular starter. He played a pivotal role in the club winning the 2013 NRL Grand Final, and probabky should have won the Clive Churchill Medal that day. The Kiwi international is still a force to be reckoned with, and will be a key cog in the Dragons side in 2017.
3. Mike Cooper (St George Illawarra to Warrington)
The England international returns to Warrington from his 3-year spell down under with St George Illawarra in 2017. At 28, the prop is in the prime of his career, and his resigning will be a great addiction to the Wire squad in their charge to finally win the Super League Grand Final next year. Want a stat to back that up? Well he has the best tackles to missed tackles ratio in the NRL, with an average of 28.1 tackles a game, with only 0.9 missed!
2. Thomas Leuluai (New Zealand Warriors to Wigan)
There’s a theme of players rejoining their former clubs here, but Leuluai returning to the Wigan Warriors is a major coup for the club. The Kiwi international made close to 200 appearances for the club between 2007 and 2012 before returning to New Zealand, and became a bit of a cult hero. He’s 31, and likely to finish his career in the UK, but he is sure to light up Super League with his talent and flair in his last few years.
1. Joe Burgess (South Sydney to Wigan)
One of, if not THE brightest young talent at the disposal of the England international set up at this moment in time. 52 tries in 55 games for the Warriors between 2013 and 2015 is a sublime statistic, but the now 22-year old probably departed for the NRL just too soon. He struggled to settle down under, hence his mid-season move from the Roosters to the Souths. He only made 13 starts in 2016, and will be keen to reignite his career with a bang in 2016, and once again take Super League by storm.