The Eels are determined to maintain him however have solely $200,000 left within the kitty. They’re hoping to maneuver on not less than one participant – there’s some curiosity from Newcastle in Michael Jennings – with the intention to accommodate the two-time Dally M medallist.
It means Hayne is successfully in a holding sample whereas two golf equipment race to dump gamers deemed surplus to necessities.
Hayne is coaching on his personal whereas clubless, hoping his future is resolved as quickly as doable. He missed Parramatta’s pre-season camp in Armidale final week however the blue and golds proceed to go away a top-30 spot open for him.
Their predominant competitors will come from the Dragons, who aren’t offered on Dufty as their long-term No.1. Dufty has proven flashes of brilliance throughout his 32-game NRL profession, scoring 15 tries and displaying blistering tempo. Nevertheless, there are considerations about his lack of dimension and consistency, prompting the curiosity in Hayne.
The Dragons have a spot open for a marquee again after the retirement of Jason Nightingale and the discharge of Nene Macdonald to North Queensland. Hayne is believed to be in search of as much as $700,000 to play within the NRL subsequent season and Dufty’s departure would permit the Dragons to get near that mark.
One other precedence for the Purple V is the retention of Sims. The backrower was rewarded for his most constant season with a NSW jersey and is likely one of the biggest-name forwards off contract on the finish of 2019. The Dragons are determined to retain him and are believed to be shut to make sure he stays put.
Now that the teaching merry-go-round is all however over – Wayne Bennett and Anthony Seibold are anticipated to change golf equipment in coming weeks – the main focus will now flip to the gamers. Incoming Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire may quickly be reunited with Rabbitoh Zane Musgrove, who’s contemplating curiosity from the joint-venture outfit. The Tigers have signed Ryan Matterson and Paul Momirovski from the Roosters however nonetheless have two spots free of their top-30 roster. Maguire will change his full give attention to the right way to fill them after ending up his commitments with the New Zealand nationwide crew for the 12 months.
“Clearly if you’ve obtained areas accessible you are all the time going to maintain your eye out for what could be on the market,” Maguire informed AAP.
“I am going to assess the group and soar into the pre-season. I am actually trying ahead to getting again in. I’ve had my break, I am over my break and I can not wait to get again into teaching.
“To do it week-to-week is one thing I really like doing.”