"I watch a lot of rugby league and really love the game," said Nonu. "I am contracted to the All Blacks until next year but I am willing to talk to NRL clubs."
Nonu could play a number of positions in league, saying of himself: "I'm not sure where I would play – it would just be where I could step in."
"I played a bit of league back in school," he added. "I support the Bulldogs, Terry Lamb [a stand-off] was one of my heroes and I watch the boys every game.
"He is obviously a class player," Gallop said. "The intensity at both club and representative level in the NRL attracts these marquee players."