There’s a lot of player names being thrown about despite the fact that they’re clearly under contract for next season. Yes I know, the old “contracts mean nothing these days” but teams aren’t going to grant a release to a good half back or prop just because the Tigers ask nicely.
So, given that this thread is about signing players for next season, it’s worth looking at the players who are actually available (this list is from zerotackle.com.au and includes off contract Super League players as well. I’m not certain how up to date some of the players are, so the list might include players who have recently signed new contracts for 2012):
Ben Jones, Kris Keating, Michael Parker-Walshe, Michael Picker, Aidan Sezer, Carlos Tuimavave, William Barthau, Thomas Bosc, Lee Briers, Danny Brough, Kevin Brown, Rob Burrow, Ryan Carr, Rangi Chase, Dane Chisholm, Thomas Coyle, Danny Craven, Michael Dobson, Scott Dureau, Jamie Ellis, Brett Finch, Liam Foran, Luke Gale, Lee Gaskell, Tom Gilmore, Craig Gower, Blake Green, Rhys Hanbury, Lance Hohaia, Daniel Holdsworth, Richard Horne, Ben Jeffries, Isaac John, Liam Kay, Mark Kheirallah, Jonathan Lomax, Ryan McGoldrick, Danny McGuire, Joe Mellor, Jacob Miller, Richard Myler, Danny Nicklas, Gareth O’Brien, Danny Orr, Leon Pryce, Stefan Ratchford, Dan Sarginson, Brett Seymour, Kevin Sinfield, Matthew Smith, Tim Smith, Marc Sneyd, Adam Swift, Arana Taumata, Gary Wheeler, Lloyd White, Matt Wildie, Michael Witt, Kyle Wood
Luke Ambler, Kyle Amor, Sam Anderson, Neccrom Areaiiti, Ryan Bailey, Richard Beaumont, Josh Bowden, Shannon Boyd, Ryan Boyle, Mark Bryant, George Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Garreth Carvell, Ray Cashmere, Remi Casty, Joel Clinton, Mike Cooper, Josh Cordoba, Jordan Cox, Eorl Crabtree, Dominic Crosby, Ben Cross, James Cunningham, Alex Davidson, Ben Davies, Mitchell Dodds, Gil Dudson, Joel Edwards, Jacob Emmitt, Ben Evans, Jacob Fairbank, Loui Fanene, David Ferriol, Stuart Fielden, Ben Flower, Carl Forster, Ben Gledhill, David Gower, James Green, Michael Greenfield, Darrell Griffin, Matt Groat, Jordan Hand, Bryn Hargreaves, Luke Harlen, Callum Haywood, Michael Henderson, Chris Hill, Craig Huby, Mark Ioane, Paul Jackson, Jordan James, Matthew James, Lee Jewitt, Mitchel Johnson, Paul Johnson, Antonio Kaufusi, Ian Kirke, Sione Kite, Craig Kopczak, Olsi Krasniqi, Anthony Laffranchi, Jeremy Latimore, Daine Laurie, Brenton Lawrence, Kylie Leuluai, Issac Liu, Rhys Lovegrove, Jaiman Lowe, Andy Lynch, Jon Mannah, Manase Manuokafoa, Mose Masoe, Keith Mason, Nathan Massey, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Jordan McLean, Grant Millington, Sam Moa, Richard Moore, Adrian Morley, Lee Mossop, Adam Neal, Jason Netherton, Eamon O’Carroll, Ryan O’Hara, Mark O’Meley, Russell Packer, Lopini Paea, Mickey Paea, Luke Page, Junior Palau, Iafeta Palea’aesina, Larne Patrick, Jamie Peacock, Josh Perry, Steve Pickersgill, Justin Poore, Paul Prescott, Tony Puletua, Lee Radford, Andy Raleigh, Nick Scruton, Adam Sidlow, Michael Simon, Brad Singleton, Matt Smith, Lama Tasi, Scott Taylor, Karl Temata, Rob Thomas, Tony Tonks, Paul Vaughan, Adam Walker, Anthony Walker, Jonathon Walker, Jarrod Wallace, Liam Watts, Scott Wheeldon, Oliver Wilkes, Paul Wood
Any players we want to sign for next season are going to have to come from this list…