The NRL transfer market is in a frenzy with the clubs trying to bolster their rosters as pre-season training ramps up.
But who’s staying? Who’s going? And where are they going to?
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ARROW SETS HIS TARGET
Jai Arrow has dropped the biggest hint yet over where his NRL future lies.
The off-contract Queensland Maroons forward is attracting a lot of interest from rival clubs.
South Sydney are believed to be leading the race for his signature, given the recent retirement of Sam Burgess.
But the 24-year-old told the Beers ‘n’ Banterpodcast that his personal preference was to stay with the Gold Coast. “I’ve come out openly and said I’d love to stay, that was my priority from the start but I’m still waiting for everything to be put in front of me,” Arrow said.
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“I’ve spoken to Justin [Holbrook] about it, what better place to live than the Gold Coast?” he added.
“Play footy up here professionally and win games and potentially win a comp.
“That’s my goal, I’ve spoken about that – I want to win a comp and what better way to do it than in my hometown?
“Imagine the party the Gold Coast would throw if we won a comp.
“If we can get the right people, which I think we do. On paper we have a strong a side as anyone in the comp.”
Zac Lomax of the Dragons could be heading elsewhereSource:Getty Images
RED V SWEAT ON LOMAX
Zac Lomax is being groomed to be the Dragons fullback this season.
But it might only last a year.
The 20-year-old is off contract at the end of 2020, and has attracted interest from the Wests Tigers, Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders.
Lomax confirmed he had been in conversations with rival sides, but insisted he wanted to focus on the season ahead.
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“We have spoken to some other clubs and it’s been good to understand how other clubs roll, (see) some of the facilities,” Lomax said.
“But I’m letting my manager do his work. There’s a process in place.
“At the moment, I’m worrying about my teammates right now and being the best teammate I can and competing the best that I can at every training session.”
Bronson Xerri of the Sharks on the move in Cronulla colours, but where else might he head?Source:AAP
XERRI WON’T BE PICKED BY ROOSTERS
Cronulla centre Bronson Xerri wants to leave.
But he won’t be following Kyle Flanagan from the Sharks to the Roosters.
The Daily Telegraph reports a third party has offered Xerri to the Bondi club for next year, although the Chooks aren’t happy about it.
With Latrell Mitchell expected to head elsewhere, Trent Robinson’s side have a centre spot open, although Billy Smith or Brett Morris could take on that role.
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Xerri, according to The Daily Telegraph, is unhappy with the signing of Jesse Ramien after he signed from Newcastle.
The 19-year-old played 22 games in his debut season with the Sharks in 2019.
Brock Lamb during his time with the KnightsSource:AAP
EELS LOOK TO LAMB
Parramatta will add former Knights and Roosters half to their squad as back-up to Dylan Brown and Mitchell Moses.
The 22-year-old Knights headed to England with the London Broncos in the European Super League, where his performances caught the eye of Brad Arthur.
According to Channel 9, he will sign by the end of this week.
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MUSGROVE READY TO ROAR
Zane Musgrove, 23, has been cleared to return to with the Wests Tigers,
The Samoan Test star was on the cusp of joining the Concord club late last year before he was hit with a police charge.
The NRL deregistered him while the case was ongoing, but has been given the green light to resume playing, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
He was cleared on two counts, but was handed a 12-month correction order for assault along with former Panther Liam Coleman.
Originally published asArrow drops hint over NRL future
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