In a like for like swap, it is believed that once the contract wrangling is done, the Bulls will sign Tame Topou as early as next month. Vainikolo recently hinted that he would like to join RU eventually, but this could force the issue forward by several months.
Topou finished joint top scorer last year but is believed to have fallen foul of Wayne Bennet. Ironically, he came off the bench against Great Britain in last years Tri-Nations, to replace Bulls player Shontayne Hape.
Reports seem to indicate this is a done deal, but with no room for any extras on Bradfords salary cap, Vainikolo would have to remain at Odsal until the end of the season should Topou not be released by the Broncos.