Off the Record: Rugby League Rumour and Gossip #46

Savelio switch
Andre Savelio is being shopped round to NRL clubs. The young forward has always harboured a desire to play in the NRL and it could come sooner than expected. Savelio is on the outs at St Helens and has hardly played this season, hence his loan move to Castleford. His talent is undeniable and NRL sides are doing diligience on him now to see if he can cut the mustard down under.

Knights/Giants swap?
The link between Huddersfield and Newcastle is strong at the moment, with ex-Knights coach Rick Stone now in charge of the Giants and former Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown running the Knights. It could get stronger soon, we hear, with talk of a potential player swap between Joe Wardle and Jack Stockdale. Watch this space.

Boozed up
Which Super League club were on the piss recently the day before a match, one they subsequently lost? It’s a side that has dropped in form of late, and it led to one of their Aussie imports ripping into his teammates about being soft and unprofessionalism. We’ve been told it was one almighty spray in the dressing room.

Wakey break down
A move for Batley winger Chris Ulugia to Wakefield is not happening, despite reports to the contrary earlier this year. We understand it is not a go, despite Ulugia’s hot form for the Bulldogs this year. At this stage it appears as thouugh the 24-year old outside back is likely to be headed back to Australia next year.

Harrison talks
London are still in negotiations with their captain Daniel Harrison about a deal for 2017. The Broncos and their skipper have been in talks for some time, with the forward hoping to land an improved contact for next season. Harrison has NRL experience and could be a handy pick up for rival sides.

The Pyrce isn’t right
The grapevine tells us that Leon Pryce‘s transfer to Bradford for 2017 is far from being rubber-stamped. The move has not been signed on the dotted line, and it will be interesting to see what impact the Bulls’ reduced central funding has on their recruitment for next year. Apparently the Bulls have baulked somewhat at the stand-off’s asking price. There is also talk that Pryce may struggled to get back into Hull FC‘s starting line-up this season, something the former international hasn’t taken well.

 

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