Queensland Origin coach Billy Slater has urged Cameron Munster to stay true to the storm in Melbourne, which he himself turned down multiple offers of big money to stay at the Victorian club.
The Roosters have reportedly signed him for the future, securing a young weapon in a senior deal.
Meanwhile, the future of a fan favorite of Penrith is in doubt, while the Tigers hope to close a poorly paid gun.
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The roosters close the young gun
The Roosters have reportedly signed young striker Ethan Roberts in a senior deal, defeating rivals South Sydney.
The 17-year-old is highly regarded with the Tricolors system and has won player of the year awards in all of the club’s junior ranks.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Roberts will join Robinson’s preseason later this year and will be eligible to join the top 30 list.
The Rabbitohs were said to be chasing the striker in another transfer battle between Sydney clubs.
Jason Demetriou’s team was said to have offered Roberts a guaranteed place in the top 30, but the Barn Storm backrower decided to sign a full-time deal with the Roosters.
The Rabbitohs were trying to get one of their rivals back after catching young winger Joseph Suaalii before the 2021 season with a lucrative multimillion-dollar deal.
Meanwhile, renowned players Luke Keary and Angus Crichton have also been stealing from the Rabbitohs.
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The future of the Charlie Staines Panthers will be increasingly clouded. The talented junior defender was originally signed with the goal of taking over from Dylan Edwards in this position, but Edwards ’remarkable improvement seems to have benefited this long-term succession plan.
And Staines ’change of end has not paid off either, with debutant Taylan May raising his hierarchical order and last week signing a new two-year deal.
After losing last year’s Grand Final victory, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Penrith would not block an offer from a rival club that could offer Staines regular minutes next season.
The report states that Staines will wrap up more than $ 350,000 next year.
Canterbury is an intriguing potential landing place for the young gunman to play on the sidelines, as 26-year-old Matt Dufty appears to be heading to England to revive his career.
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SLATER INSTA MUNSTER TO FOLLOW LIAL
Queensland Origin coach Billy Slater has urged Cameron Munster to follow in his footsteps and stay in the Melbourne Storm despite great interest in his signing.
Munster is out of contract after the next campaign, with strong ties to Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins, who are ready to turn him into a multi-million dollar man as a major player.
But Slater said “I’ve been there” and asked “why would I want to leave” given how he’s currently playing.
“Cam is playing on a team that is winning and that’s a huge consideration for anyone coming out of the contract,” Slater said.
“Everyone is going through contract negotiations and will do their best for him and his family. We have all been there, I have been there myself, I understand and I will respect what Cam decides.
“But one thing with Cam is that he’s hired in Melbourne for next year, he won’t be leaving anywhere soon and why would he want to leave with his way of playing?
“What happens to all the players, not just Cam, is that if you play well you will have options and everything will be fine.
“When you stop playing well, that’s when you have a problem.
“Players like to be on successful teams and you can build a great career on good teams.
“Without knowing all the details about Cam’s options with the terms of the contract and how much it’s worth, he’s hired in Melbourne for the next 18 months, so I wouldn’t focus on signing anything else right now.”
Speaking of Munster and the Storm, Michael Chammas of the Sydney Morning Herald reports that some Broncos people are nervous that Melbourne is willing to hunt down Payne Haas.
The Storm will fire a number of experienced strikers in 2023 and a move by Haas would significantly strengthen a team that is already top notch.
Although the Broncos have indicated that they are not ready to let Haas go soon, the Blues striker has made it clear that he wants an improved contract.
Chammas said the storm could seek an exchange deal for Munster if there was a launch deal.
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TIGERS OPEN LAURIE TALKS
Defender Daine Laurie, 22, looks set for a good payday in the Wests Tigers. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Laurie is currently pocketing less than $ 200,000 this year, which is about $ 350,000 for next season, the last year of a three-year contract that convinced her to leave. Panthers.
But the club has begun talks on a new deal to raise its salary and block it for the future.
Laurie has just returned to action after an MCL strain ruled her out for a month.
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