Broncos ‘favourites’ for Reynolds, Moses talks put brakes on Eels star’s deal: Transfer Whispers

The Sharks are no certainty to sign Adam Reynolds as the Broncos’ pursuit of the star No.7 ramps up.

Meanwhile Mitchell Moses’ contract talks are impacting Nathan Brown’s future.

Read on for all the latest NRL Transfer Whispers.

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The Cronulla Sharks are not over the line in their pursuit of Adam Reynolds with the Broncos still firmly in the Hunt for the star halfback’s services.

Channel 9’s Danny Weidler revealed on Sky Sports Radio that Reynolds’ mooted move to the Shire is far from a done deal.

“With Adam Reynolds it is ongoing and everybody is trying to say that it is a done deal at Cronulla, but the only people who are not saying that is Cronulla,” Weidler said on The Big Sports Breakfast.

“I don’t know whether this figure of $2.4 million for three years is where it is at at the moment. It might get there eventually, but I think it is a bit short of that.

“There is interesting plays going on behind the scenes. Perhaps the most interesting is Brisbane extending an olive branch to Wayne Bennett.

“Wayne Bennett and Adam Reynolds have a very close relationship. Kevvie Walters was saying to people yesterday that he is confident he can get Adam Reynolds. So it is an interesting situation.


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“Right now I don’t think it as certain at the Sharks as a lot of people are saying and I just wonder what is going on behind the scenes with Bennett and the Broncos and Reynolds.

“And at no point have I heard Adam Reynolds say, I don’t want to move interstate.

“I think a lot of people have taken that as a fact but I haven’t heard it from his mouth yet.”

Rugby league legend Laurie Daley believes that the Broncos are the favourites to sign Reynolds.

“I don’t think he wanted to move to North Queensland, but I think he would be prepared to move to Brisbane,” Daley said.

“In fact I think Brisbane may be the favourites to sign him.

“I think if the Sharks were going to sign him they would have maybe got him by now.”

Daley was asked if the Raiders should have a crack at him after it was revealed that George Williams is homesick and may look to return to the UK at the end of the year.

“He would be a good fit,” Daley said.

“If they can keep George Williams until the end of the year and then he wants to go home.

“But Adam Reynolds wherever he goes you know what you are going to get. You will get a halfback that can kick goals and guide you around the paddock and can give you good field position with a good kicking game. Tests the line when he needs to and puts his body in front in defence.

“He is a very good person to have at your club because he has a bit of swagger about him. He is cheeky and someone you love as a No.7. He’s prepared to give a bit and co[p a bit and he is good for team morale.”

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Eels lock Nathan Brown was all set to re-sign with the club on a two-year-deal before he got wind of Mitchell Moses’ potential long-term extension.

The Eels have told Brown that they are only interested in giving players two-year deals, but Moses’ multi-year extension bid makes a mockery of that system.

“I was getting information that he was going to sign a contract at Parramatta for two years,” Danny Weidler said on The Big Sports Breakfast.

“However since the Mitchell Moses talk started to escalate and the talk that he could get a longer deal that’s led to Nathan Brown questioning Parramatta, who are only offering two year deals maximum and all of a sudden Mitchell Moses is being offered a long deal.

“That has put a bit of a question mark in his mind. The deal was supposed to have been done last week.

“I don’t know whether it will get done now this week. If it drags on a little bit I can tell you that other clubs are now starting to get a bit more interested in Nathan Brown.

“He is a quality player and he provides something that a lot of other forwards don’t have with that leg speed.

“It could be a tricky one for Parramatta. He was very close to doing the deal and there was just a bit of hesitation. Maybe they can sort it out, but it would probably be a good fit for him to stay at the Eels.”

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Rival NRL clubs are closely monitoring the awkward situation between the Raiders and star forward Joe Tapine.

With the Raiders’ season on life support, Tapine’s wife blasted coach Ricky Stuart on social media for the lack of game time her husband got in their loss to the Rabbitohs.

“You have an international player warming your bench for 50 minutes … Your interchanges are killing us!!!” Kirsten Tapine vented on Instagram.

Never one to shy away from confrontation, Stuart reportedly spoke to Tapine over the awkward back and forth. The situation has the potential to escalate in the coming days.

WWOS’ The Mole reported several clubs including the Roosters, Bulldogs and Panthers are looking to boost their forward stocks and are keeping an eye on the developing situation.

“He would be very handy – we are watching how Canberra handle this – it’s messy,” one rival coach said.


Paul Turner will leave the Warriors at the end of the season to continue his NRL career with the Titans.

Currently sidelined until the 2022 season with a shoulder injury, the off-contract Turner will leave the Warriors to take up a new deal in a bid to chase more game time in the NRL.

“It’s unfortunate to lose Pauly as he’s been with us since 2018 and made his NRL debut with the club last year,” Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan said.

“His shoulder reconstruction has obviously ended his season and now it has ended his time with us.

“We made him a good offer which outweighed his new club’s deal but he and his support network believe his chances of playing NRL are greater elsewhere.

“While we are disappointed we thank Pauly for his contribution and wish him all the best for his future.”

Since making his debut last season in Round 15 against the Bulldogs, Turner has made three NRL appearances.

The Courier Mail’s Peter Badel revealed the Titans have signed Turner on a two-year deal until the end of 2023.

Titans have continued their recruitment drive by signing Paul Turner from the Warriors. Broncos were also keen but Turner will join Titans from next season on a two-year deal.

Originally published asBroncos ‘favourites’ for Reynolds, Moses talks put brakes on Eels star’s deal: Transfer Whispers

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