Warriors, Joey Manu, Roosters, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Mavrik Geyer, Melbourne Storm, Penrith Panthers

Trent Robinson has moved to make clear the way forward for Sio Siua Taukeiaho after experiences emerged earlier this month that the Tongan worldwide was undesirable on the Roosters.

Talking on NRL360 earlier this month, The Each day Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield revealed that Taukeiaho was exploring a profitable alternative in England.

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“He was practically the most effective prop within the sport (a number of years in the past),” Rothfield stated.

“He’s contracted for subsequent yr however I feel they’ve come to an settlement he’ll be launched for the ultimate yr as a result of there’s a huge-money deal on supply in England.”

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There have been additionally ideas that Taukeiaho had obtained Roosters powerbrokers off-side by showing to point out assist for an anti-lockdown rally on his social media channels.

Robinson had heard comparable remarks about prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, who started this yr on the bench.

However the three-time premiership-winning coach nonsense these claims.

“I’ve now heard the identical about Siua [Taukeiaho] leaving. It’s rubbish,” Robinson advised the Sydney Morning Herald. “You hear all these items however none of it comes from us.”

Joseph Manu (L) and Sio Siua Taukeiaho (R) throughout a Roosters coaching sessionSupply: Getty Pictures

Staying on the Roosters, and the Warriors have confirmed they’ll make a play for the Chooks’ Joey Manu.

Manu has been linked with a change to rugby union, however may transfer to the Warriors and be the face of the membership.

That may additionally invite a number of sponsorship alternatives in New Zealand.

Crucially it may see the Warriors shift Reece Walsh to No. 6 with Shaun Johnson within the halves to accommodate Manu at fullback.

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And on Saturday the membership’s recruitment supervisor, Peter O’Sullivan, stated the membership have been keen to make an enormous play for the Kiwi worldwide.

“He’s a goal, he’s a high quality participant, he matches the invoice for positive,” stated O’Sullivan.

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“He’s an enormous physique, good defender and he goes after video games. He’s a super participant for us if we get a shot at him in November.

“When the sport is on the road, he assaults video games.

“He performs large moments and makes issues occur. If he desires to go residence, we might like to have him.”

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The Storm and Panthers are locked in a battle for Mavrik Geyer, son of Mark Geyer.

Geyer Jr is a prop or back-rower who has been in conversations with the 2 golf equipment the place his dad and uncle are legends.

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Mark Geyer is an icon of Penrith, whereas Matt Geyer, whose personal son Cole will be part of the Storm subsequent yr, was one of many main lights in turning Melbourne into an NRL powerhouse.

“Ivan Cleary and their head of soccer Matt Cameron had a Zoom with him,” The Australian’s Brent Learn advised Triple M.

Mark Geyer together with his spouse Meagan and children Kennedi 5, Montanna 8, Mavrik 3, and Logan 9 at residence in Penrith. 2454 Photograph: Marc McCormack.Supply: Information Corp Australia

“Melbourne have tabled a suggestion to him and there are plans for Craig Bellamy to have a chat to Mavrik .

“Penrith say he was the most effective participant in Jersey Flegg this yr, that’s how extremely they consider him.

“His cousin, Cole Geyer, Matt’s son has simply moved to Melbourne, so his cousin will likely be down there.”

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