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Rugby League's Top Five Signings for 2024 Revealed by Expert

Keighran had a breakout Super League season with Catalans Dragons.

In the ever-evolving world of rugby league, where player movements and signings can shape the fortunes of a team, there are always a few standout additions that catch the eye. As we gear up for the 2024 season, Sky Sports rugby league expert Jon Wells has handpicked his top five signings that are set to make waves in the coming year. And trust us, these players are ones to watch.

First on the list is the relatively unknown but highly talented Jake Keighran. After an impressive debut Super League season with the Catalans Dragons in 2023, Keighran is ready to take the league by storm. As a point-scoring machine, he finished third on the Super League points chart, showcasing his ability to both score tries and convert them. With his creative playmaking skills, Keighran is sure to shine alongside the likes of Liam Marshall for the Warriors in 2024.

Speaking of the Wigan Warriors, their recruitment game has been on fire. They've secured the signature of Toby King's perfect replacement, an uncomplicated and durable centre who goes by the name of Liam Farrell. Adding to this, Wigan has also brought onboard a top-class placekicker in the form of Harry Smith. With Smith's success rate surely set to soar, the Warriors can expect a higher conversion rate next season. Additionally, the signing of prop Luke Thompson signals a more destructive and route-one approach for the team.

Next up, we have the impressive Aidan Croft joining the Leeds Rhinos. Croft, who was awarded the Man of Steel in 2022, brings a wealth of talent and experience to the table. Known for his running abilities, Croft's partnership with Matt Frawley is a tantalizing prospect. With an overhauled attacking style and a host of strike players in the team, the Rhinos could be a real force in 2024, with Croft leading the way.

Leigh Centurions have made a significant splash in the market by securing the services of Matt Moylan. With State of Origin and international experience under his belt, Moylan is a proven performer in the halves. Leigh's targeted recruitment shows their specific intentions of bolstering their squad. Moylan's presence will undoubtedly elevate the performances of his teammates, particularly Lachlan Lam, who will benefit from more space and time on the ball.

Last but certainly not least, the St Helens Saints have managed to secure the future of a true rugby league talent, Jack Welsby. As a skilful, tough, and instinctive full-back, Welsby has already won numerous accolades in his young career. Widely recognized for his dramatic finish in the 2020 Grand Final, Welsby has become a poster boy for the sport. With the retirement of Sam Tomkins and James Roby, Welsby's retention at St Helens and in Super League brings a fresh focal point for rugby league enthusiasts.

As we eagerly await the 2024 Super League season, these five signings stand out as players who have the potential to make a remarkable impact. Whether it's Keighran's electric playmaking, Farrell's reliability, Croft's running prowess, Moylan's experience, or Welsby's all-round skills, these players have the ability to shape the destiny of their respective teams.

So mark your calendars and ensure you catch every thrilling match of the 2024 Super League season, exclusive on Sky Sports. With these incredible signings and many more talented players, this upcoming season promises to be one for the books. Get ready for a rugby league extravaganza that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

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