Ashton Sims heading across the pond, but could travel via West Yorkshire
Warrington prop Ashton Sims could be heading for the exit door as the club prepare for a complete clear-out ahead of the 2018 campaign. Sims joined the club at the start of the 2015 season from the North Queensland Cowboys and has gone on to make over 50 appearances, but his time at the club could be coming to an end, and soon.
Several reports suggest the Toronto Wolfpack are keen to bring in the forward. The Canadian outfit will more than likely be in the Championship in 2018 and adding a Super League and NRL expreienced prop like Sims would help them massively in their push for Super League.
However elsewhere, speculation has suggested that Sims could be leaving the Wolves as early as next week, to join the Castleford Tigers for the remainder of the season before heading to Canada. The West Yorkshire side are in fine form and adding troops to their squad ahead of a push for silverware will only aid their efforts.
Evans also heading for the exit door
Rhys Evans is another Warrington player set to leave the club. The winger is set to miss the rest of the season through injury but may well have played his last game for the club if social media speculation is anything to go for.
The Leigh Centurions are said to be in poll position to snap up the Welshman, and have reportedly offered him a 2-year deal from 2018 onwards. Evans has made almost 100 appearances for Wire since making his debut in 2010, but his career has stalled slightly, and a move may revitalise him.
Two out at Wire, but one in also?
While Sims and Evans may be heading for the exit door, Warrington are said to be close on bringing in Penrith Panthers back Peter Hiku.
— 7th Tackle (@7th_Tackle) June 13, 2017
Australian media outlet The 7th Tackle first reported the news yesterday and reports have begun to gather pace ever since. Hiku’s potential transfer would be immediate and he would be a boost to a flailing Wolves side ahead of their Middle 8s or Super 8s campaign.
24 year old Hiku is predominantly a full-back but can also feature right across the back line or at stand-off. He bagged 28 tries in 61 appearances for the Manly Sea Eagles between 2013 and 2015 before making the move to Penrith last year.
Could Shaun Kenny-Dowall also be heading to Super League?
Could SKD be on his way to Super League too? The 29-year old has just been sacked by Sydney Roosters for a drugs related offence, and may want to depart the NRL for good in search of a fresh start.
Dowall made 224 appearances in his ten years at the club and is due to appear in court next week after he was arrested at a Sydney nightclub.
Reports earlier this week linked him with a move to Salford, however League Express reporter Matthew Shaw believed these reports to be wide of the mark.
Understand rumours linking Shaun Kenny-Dowall with Salford are wide of the mark at this stage. For a start, he’s in court next week.
— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) June 13, 2017
Hull FC are another club who have been linked on social media, as a possible replacement for the departing Mahe Fonua. However, at this moment in time we understand this to be an unlikely move for the Black & Whites.
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