By Daniel Lang - Managing Director
Latest confirmed transfers
Cowboys snare Dragons winger
The North Queensland Cowboys have confirmed the signature of former St George Illawarra Dragons winger Nene MacDonald, adding significant firepower to their backline.
Not long after the club captured former Bulldogs, Broncos and Sharks fullback Ben Barba from UK Super League club St Helens on a one-year deal.
Papua New Guinea star MacDonald joins the club on a three-year deal and adds a much-needed extra body to a Cowboys side undergoing a significant off-season transformation.
Panthers re-sign young forward
The Penrith Panthers have continued to lock-down key personnel with the announcement young prop forward Moses Leota has signed a three-year extension at the club, keeping him at the foot of the mountains until the end of the 2022 season.
23-year-old Leota was already under contract for the 2019 season, but the extension sees him remain as one of the core nucleus of young forwards alongside Viliame Kikau and New South Wales representative prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard.
Touted as one of the "hardest working"players at the club by Executive General Manager Phil Gould, news of extending Leota's deal has been received well by the Penrith faithful.
Melbourne farewell a number of players
The Melbourne Storm have confirmed the departure of a number of players at their end of season awards night.
Veteran club legends Ryan Hoffman and Billy Slater have both ended their careers and were paid heavy tributes by the club while forward Tim Glasby will depart the club to take up a three-year deal with the Newcastle Knights.
Alongside Glasby, Slater and Hoffman, the club also announced Louis Geraghty and Lachlan Timm would not be back with the club in 2019.
Tigers add Roosters youngster
The Wests Tigers have confirmed the capture of 22-year-old centre Paul Momirovski from the 2018 premiers Sydney Roosters.
Momirovski joins the battling Tigers on a two-year deal through to the end of the 2020 campaign and adds further depth to a backline boasting a handful of unique talents.
The youngster managed one game for the Roosters in 2018, scoring a try during the Chook's 20-12 win over the Titans.
With on-going concerns over the future of Tigers coach Ivan Cleary, bringing in a handy player like Momirovski will be some rare good news for the western suburbs club.
Penrith confirm departures
The Penrith Panthers have used the club's 2018 Merv Cartwright Medal night to confirm the departure of a number of high-profile players.
Supremo Phil Gould was visibly emotional as he confirmed Tyrone Peachey, Corey Harawira-Naera, Christian Crichton and Maika Sivo would depart the club for greener pastures in 2019 while Peter Wallace and Tim Browne were both given fond farewells as they brought the curtains down on their careers.
Decorated club captain Peter Wallace will remain as part of the coaching staff, as will Browne who's career ended prematurely due to a bowel injury.
Penrith also confirmed Corey Waddell and Soni Luke would not be with the club next season.
Dragons players on the way out
The St George Illawarra Dragons have confirmed a number of off-season departures from the club, including the high-profile retirement of long-time winger Jason Nightingale.
The Dragons confirmed Leeson Ah Mau will leave the club to take up a deal with the New Zealand Warriors, the club where he made his debut back in 2009, while Patrick Herbet, Hame Sele and Reuben Garrick will not be returning to the Red V in 2019.
New Zealand international Nightingale has drawn the curtains on a long career at the highest level, finishing his 12-year career as a one-club player with the Dragons.
The depatures, along with the move of Nene MacDonald to North Queensland has allowed the club to bring in Mikaele Ravalawa, Jonus Pearson and Jason Saab.