The rosters are set to join in search of one of the league’s most wanted men – young Broncos superstar-in-making Selwyn Cobo.
The Flying Winger is out of contract at the end of next season and several rival clubs have already lined up to talk to him when they will be allowed legal talks on 1 November.
Roosters hinted at Cobbo’s management that they would be interested in a chat at the time – and why it’s not hard to see.
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The 19-year-old winger illuminated the magic round with his dazzling hat-trick against Manley and has an invaluable combination of speed, skill and strength.
Brisbane are desperate to lock up Kobo before November 1 and are currently working on a huge offer to keep him in the long run – but will that be enough?
With the departure of Lateral Mitchell in the South and the retirement of the Maurice twins, the rosters have lost much of their talent on the outside in recent years.
Superstar fullback James Tedesco will turn 30 early next year when veteran winger Daniel Tupu is approaching his 31st birthday.
The Roosters will undoubtedly offer Cobbo a long-term deal and with fellow teammate Joseph Swalley he could give the team plenty of strike power outs for next year.
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Giant Tiger on the move
The Tigers lost to giant prop Thomas Michele next season to English club Warrington.
Wolf officials were at the magic round last weekend and discussed with Mikel’s management.
The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and the Tigers are keen to keep him.
Mikaele made his NRL debut for the club in 2019 and his best football is clearly still ahead of him.
But it will be difficult for the Tigers to match the three-year deal Warrington has signed with the Kiwi-born forward.
Warrington is desperate to strengthen his small pack for next season and has already signed a contract with one of the biggest men in the game – the giant former Bulldogs prop Sam Casiano from Catalan.
The ‘Happless’ Knights are turning on each other
The Knights have finally finished their long losing race against the helpless Bulldogs in an unpleasant matter in the Magic Round – but the Knights camp seems to have cracked.
My spy on the sidelines at Suncorp Stadium told me that the conversation between the players during the game was extremely negative, with many turning to each other.
One person who sprayed several times with his teammates was Prop Jacob Saifiti – and coach Adam O’Brien would like to see the on-field negativity removed as soon as possible.
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Referee police ill abuse
Referee abuse continues throughout the game – but last week it reached an all-time low in England.
Super League referee Chris Kendall took to Twitter to announce the birth of his son – and was immediately hit by death threats from a mad fan.
Super League officials took to Twitter – and this is not the first such incident in England this year.
Warrington Wolves winger Josh Chernley was targeted for gross abuse and death threats after a recent game.
“We put our bodies in line for this club,” Charnley told the BBC Breakfast.
“I don’t know why I was targeted when you open Twitter and it’s not nice to see the top comment.”
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