Brisbane Broncos superstar Paine has demanded immediate release from his contract with the club.
Danny Weidler of Nine reported that contract talks between Haas and the Broncos broke down on Wednesday night and now the NSW Origin star wants to leave.
The 22-year-old signed a contract with the Broncos by 2024, but returned a deal that would make him the highest paid front-rower in the competition, as he continues to fight with his former management firm.
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“It’s all about money, and he thinks he’s not getting what he deserves from the Broncos,” Widler told 9News.
“If he’s not the best forward in rugby league, he’s definitely in the conversation. He believes he’s worth about $ 1 million a season, and he’s not getting it right now from the Broncos.
“He’s in talks with the club, and he thinks he’s almost disrespected by the Broncos. He’s reached his end.”
Weidler also revealed that the drama could lead to Has being dropped from the New South Wales Origin team, which will be named on Sunday evening.
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“He’s going to be a focal point in Brad Fitler’s team, but Fitler has always maintained that he doesn’t want any outside confusion in his NSW Blues team, and that’s a huge outside confusion.”
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Haas has taken legal action against Chris Orr and Pacific Sports Management, but now NSW is facing a counter-claim in the Supreme Court for more than $ 200,000 from his former manager.
As a result, Hess’s current lack of representation has contributed to stalled negotiations.
Dolphin boss Owen Bennett said he did not speak to the unprepared forward, as reported by Michael Chamas of SMH, but it was clear he would not be short of suitors once he entered the market.
Meanwhile, Penn’s younger brother, Claes, signed a full-time deal with the Gold Coast Titans this morning. There is no suggestion that his siblings would take to the streets to join him.
Brisbane, for their part, has refused the release request.
Haas ran and hit the ground in 2018, having a burnstorming debut game against Rabitos earlier in the year before he suffered a shoulder injury.
Despite playing only 10 NRL games, his star continues to grow rapidly after being selected for the New South Wales team in 2019.
That year he also won the club’s Paul Morgan Medal, which was awarded for the best player of the season – and repeated that feat in both 2020 and 2021.
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