Veteran playmaker Blake Green is set to join the Newcastle Knights after he was granted an immediate release by the New Zealand Warriors.
The Knights are yet to make an official announcement as the process is still being finalized.
Green’s experience and versatility would be invaluable after they lost Connor Watson, Andrew McCullough and Jayden Brailey to season-ending injuries.
Newcastle would be 33-year-old Green’s seventh NRL club.
Warriors CEO Cameron George says they are committed to Green staying with them for the rest of the season.
The Dragons will host the Roosters at 9:50pm on Thursday to kick start round 13 of the NRL.
On Friday the Sea Eagles play the Warriors at 8pm and Rabbitohs meet Broncos at 9:55pm.
There will be three games on Saturday with the Storm hosting the Bulldogs at 5pm followed by the Knights and Tigers at 7:30pm and at 9:35pm, Panthers play the Raiders.
The Titans take on the Cowboys at 4pm on Sunday and Sharks face the Eels at 6:05pm.