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The Roosters are reportedly considering making a play for Bulldogs fullback Corey Allan to fill their outside back gap.
The 24-year-old joined the club from Canterbury-Bankstown ahead of the 2021 season but failed to carve out a place in the Bulldogs backline.
Allan is out of contract after the 2023 season, but Trent Robinson’s Habs are hoping to force an early exit according to SMH.
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The former Souths gun has made a name for himself at Redfern, replacing the injured Latrell Mitchell, which led to a call-up from the Maroons.
Allan would be on a $500,000 per season deal and replace outgoing Kevin Naiqama and Oliver Gildart.
At the end of the 2022 season, the Roosters signed Tigers center Gildart to a short-term deal and following his return to the merger club, Tricolors bosses are expected to come on the market.
Allan battles with Josh Addo-Carr, Jake Averillo, Aaron Schoupp, Jacob Kiraz and rookie Paul Alamoti for a spot in the Bulldogs defensive line.
The Roosters have also reportedly signed Rabbitohs away full-back Jaxson Paulo, who is a former team-mate of Allan.
Paulo would have received a two-year minimum wage agreement from 2023.
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DUO DOLPHINS CIRCLE EELS
Watch out Parramatta.
The Eels have failed to break through as premier this season, but their success could come at a cost.
The Daily Telegraphreports that the Dolphins and Bulldogs are circling their star halves, with both teams interested in halfback Mitchell Moses while the new league franchise also likes Dylan Brown.
It comes after the Dolphins missed out on signing Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster, with either Moses or Brown reportedly considered ‘Plan B’ recruits for the 2024 season.
As for the Bulldogs, they reportedly have a $7 million recruiting war chest, with the goal of poaching Moses in Parramatta.
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Moses and Brown are both out of contract at the end of next season and ready to test their worth on the open market, leaving the Eels in a tricky position as they seek to build on this year’s success.
Dolphins boss Terry Reader confirmed The telegraph that the franchise is in the market for Brown or Moses, if they are still available on Nov. 1.
“We are certainly in the market and nothing is changing in that regard. We will continue what we are doing and make sure we sign players who we believe will be suitable for our team,” he said.
“Now that we have clarity on Cameron Munster, we will continue negotiations with the other players and their managers.”
Moses said The telegraph he “loves” it at Parramatta and that “it’s only a matter of time” before his management settles his contractual situation.
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Brown is also ‘happy’ at the Eels according to his manager Chris Orr, who said The telegraph it would take a ‘massive deal’ from a rival club to lure him elsewhere.
“The reality is that Dylan is a different individual. He walks to the beat of his own drum,” Orr added.
“Dylan is a free spirit and if I went to the open market he would have a stack of clubs chasing him. I had calls from a few clubs but respected Dylan’s request not to worry about the contracts until the World Cup is over.
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RACE FOR PANTHERS GUN MARTIN WARMING UP
Penrith’s hopes of retaining star striker Liam Martin have hit another hurdle with another club reportedly circling the 25-year-old.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the St. George Illawarra Dragons want to talk to Martin’s management starting Nov. 1, if he doesn’t agree with the Panthers by then.
The Parramatta Eels are also reportedly interested in Martin, who could be a handy replacement for Tigers-linked Isaiah Papali’i.
Martin, Stephen Crichton and Brian To’o are all out of contract after 2023 and as the November 1 deadline approaches, Penrith will be desperate to pounce past rival clubs.
According The Sydney Morning Heraldthe Panthers are closing in on a three-year extension for Martin, who would be much closer to a deal than Crichton and To’o.
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the herald reported that the Panthers were looking to expedite negotiations with Crichton and To’o management later this week.
It will also be worth watching the future of prop Spencer Leniu and winger Charlie Staines, both of whom could look elsewhere for other NRL opportunities.
Leniu has been heavily linked with both the Dragons and the Tigers, where he is perhaps more likely to secure a starting spot, currently stuck behind James Fisher-Harris and Moses Leota.
Staines, meanwhile, is reportedly being considered in a trade deal with the Tigers for former Panthers utility Tyrone Peachey.
Jaeman Salmon is the only member of this year’s 17 premiership winners without a contract for next season, but that could be about to change.
The salmon says foxsports.com.au after the grand final that “there is a contract on the table” with Penrith and that he and his manager are sorting it out, with the preference being to stay put.
It’s a tricky situation for the Panthers, who are now seeing the unfortunate consequences of their success, even though Mitch Kenny believes the hard core won’t “rush in”.
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“The club is now in a position where the guys recognize what we have here and want to stick together,” Kenny told foxsports.com.au before the grand finale.
“It also shows how tight-knit the group is, a lot of these local guys, who probably also want to repay the club for developing them into the first-year students they are today.
“It would take a bit of time for a lot of these guys to leave because they are the players they are because of the teammates they have and the coaches they have.
“They don’t want to rush out of here and it’s a great culture, and everyone wants to be part of it for as long as they can.”