Off the Record: Rugby League Rumour and Gossip #75

All the latest rumour and gossip from the greatest game of all.

Ormsby to Odsal?
Could Huddersfield be lining up a loan move for their winger Gene Ormsby to Bradford? We hear that Ormsby could be headed to Odsal on loan later this season. Ormsby joined the Giants from Warrington last year but has not made an appearance in 2017, with Jermaine McGillvary and Aaron Murphy in front of him.

It seems like James Segeyaro is in no-mans land. We hear that Cronulla won’t stump up the 400 grand needed to release him from Leeds, while Segeyaro has been training with the Sharks and staying at the house of Cronulla forward Wade Graham in Sydney. The NRL champions need a top 9, but won’t be splashing the cash for him.

Piss up
Staying with the Sharks, rumours were flying around on Sunday morning before the World Club Challenge against Wigan that the NRL club had had a big night out on Thursday. Apparently the Cronulla players hit the pub hard, three nights before the Warriors match, with Andrew Fifita leading the way. With a Paris trip as well, the Sharkies certainly made the most of their time away.

Bailey to Bulls
Speculation grows that Ryan Bailey will be the next player that Bradford annouce the signing of. With so few players available at this stage, we’re told the Bulls will turn to the former Leeds and Warrington enforcer to beef up their pack. At 32 Bailey should be able to do a job in the Championship.

Pricey move
The Cronulla trainer who controversially spent about 50 minutes on the field at the DW Stadium, directing Sharks players around the field, was none other than assistant coach Steve Price. Price was once the head coach of St George Illawarra and before that, an assistant to Wayne Bennett at the Dragons. His constant appearance on the field on Sunday certainly caught the ire of the Wigan fans, and Price did hear their frustration. He remarked after the game that the Warriors faithful “were into him”, but he appeared to enjoy it and said he was impressed by the DW atmosphere. But we’re not too sure what was going on with the blonde streaks he has put in his hair to colour it.

Gidley-cam coming
Sky’s move to put a camera on Kurt Gidley in the World Club Series against Brisbane had to be scrapped because the safety modifications weren’t ready. We’ve seen referees camered up before during games but no players. Word comes to us that Gidley will wear the camera when Warrington take on Leigh. We’re looking forward to seeing it.



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