Melbourne Storm trio Tepai Moeroa, Grant Anderson and Dean Ieremia have inked new one-year deals that will see them remain at AAMI Park until at least the end of 2024.
Moeroa joined the Storm in 2021 and has played 18 games for the club, including six in 2023. Since debuting with Parramatta in 2014 he has racked up 130 NRL matches.
Ieremia has played 22 games for Storm since debuting in Round 8, 2021 and claiming the club’s rookie of the year award. He missed the 2023 season due to an ACL injury and will look to work his way back into Craig Bellamy’s best 17, while the versatile Anderson has played 10 games for the Storm since debuting in 2022.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, have bolstered their roster with the addition of four new signings for the 2024 Telstra Premiership season.
Canterbury-Bankstown announced on Wednesday that veteran Drew Hutchison, utility Kurt Mann, hooker Jake Turpin and forward Poasa Faamausili will all join the club on two-year deals through until the end of 2025.
Faamausili, who was released by the Dolphins after being part of their inaugural campaign, will link up with his new teammates immediately for the start of pre-season training, with the other three new additions joining later this year.
Hutchison and Turpin come across from the Roosters, with both featuring prominently in 2023 for the club at NRL level, while Mann brings 178 career appearances with him and the ability to play in the halves, at hooker or lock.
It comes after the Bulldogs also re-signed Kurtis Morrin for a further two years.
Meanwhile the Warriors have confirmed Addin Fonua-Blake will remain with the club in 2024 after requesting a release on compassionate grounds from the last three years of his contract.
Following discussions overnight, CEO Cameron George said an agreement had been reached for Fonua-Blake to remain with the Warriors for the 2024 season while assessing his personal circumstances for 2025 and beyond.
“My only motivation for this move is for family reasons,” said Fonua-Blake.
“But I really want all Warriors fans to know that I am fully committed to getting into the 2024 season. I can’t wait to get back to training with my teammates with the aim to go even further in the upcoming season.”
The news comes after the Warriors re-signed Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to a new one-year deal which will see the prolific winger stay at the club until the end of 2025.
After originally signing a four-year deal in 2021, the 28-year-old is now set to bring up a fifth season for the Warriors after a career-best season which saw him score 24 tries – breaking the club’s 20-year record for most tries in a season and awarded the 2023 Dally M Winger of the Year.
The Raiders have landed English international Morgan Smithies on a three-year deal which will see him stay at Canberra until the end of 2026.
The 22-year-old forward will join the Raiders on the back of a Super League grand final victory for Wigan, the club which he has played 114 games for since making his debut in 2019.
Capable at playing lock and in the second row, Smithies will follow the footsteps of several English players who have successfully made the transition into the NRL at the Raiders.
South Sydney have been boosted by the retention of Queensland representative forward Jai Arrow, who has re-signed with the club on a long-term deal through to at least the end of 2027.
The 28-year-old Arrow has played 143 NRL matches since making his first-grade debut for the Broncos in 2016, joining the Rabbitohs in 2021 after a three-year stint with the Gold Coast Titans from 2018 to 2020.
The Rabbitohs have also signed Sean Keppie on a three-year deal through to the end of 2026 after the 25-year-old was released by the Sea Eagles. Keppie has played 79 matches since making his NRL debut for Manly late in the 2019 season.
Newcastle have signed former Panthers winger Tom Jenkins on a two-year deal through to the end of 2025 with the outside back providing depth to the Knights’ stocks out wide following the departure of Dominic Young to the Roosters.
Veteran prop Jordan McLean will bring up seven seasons with the Cowboys after agreeing to a one-year extension through to the end of 2024.
The Sea Eagles also re-signed experienced hooker Lachlan Croker to a further two seasons, taking him through to the end of 2026. Croker has played 104 games for Manly since making his club debut for the Sea Eagles in 2018.
Finalised NRL Telstra Premiership rosters for the 2023 season are below. Contract lengths, as well as player, club and mutual options, are listed in full.