Corey Oates, Broncos brochure, reportedly makes a huge pay cut and stays at Red Hill in yet another blow to Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins.
Oates was away from Brisbane this summer, but an amazing return to form showed him to the Maroons this week.
The Dolphins have been circling, but Brisbane is set to offer a two-year extension to keep Oates at the club until the end of 2024, according to The Courier Mail.
The 27-year-old has played eight games for games in Queensland, according to information, with a salary reduction of about $ 200,000 per season.
Oates is estimated to cost $ 550,000, but the Broncos’ priority remains keeping Herbie Farnworth Queensland Origin, Selwyn Cobbo.
“I’m really proud of Corey,” Broncos boss Ben Ekin told News Corp.
“He will admit that he had some seasons that did not play his best footy, but he decided to turn it around and made a plan in his mind on how to do it and go to work.”
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WHEN YOU LET THE LIPS OUT OF WATER
The Parramatta Eels are about to say goodbye to another star at the end of the season with Tom Opacic heading to the Super League.
According to the Courier Mail, the center has signed a three-year contract worth $ 500,000 per season to join Hull KR in 2023.
It is a blow to the eels and Brad Arthur who was considered willing to keep the reliable 27-year-old. They applied for a one-year extension of the $ 150,000 they reported, but Hull burst out of the water.
The eels are already preparing for a player exit at the end of the season with Isaiah Papali’i, Marata Niukore, Oregon Kaufusi and Reed Mahoney having already signed with rival teams.
Ryan Matterson stopped the wave of departures by rejecting a lucrative offer from the Dolphins to sign again in blue and gold.
The news of Opacic’s departure prompted Michael Carryannis of the Daily Telegraph to question whether the Eels prime minister’s window was ready to close.
“Just asking the question I guess with Marata Niukore, Isaiah Papali’I, Oregon Kaufusi, Reed Mahoney of course, is this about Parramatta’s shot in the title,” he told SEN.
“We’ve seen how good they can be in their day, they were all against the Roosters, but we saw how bad they can be against the Bulldogs.
“I’re just wondering if this is for Parramatta for the next two years.”
PANTHER STAR TARGETED BY OPPONENTS
The Panthers are reportedly likely to lose flyer Charlie Staines at the end of the season.
The “Forbes Ferrari”, as it has been christened, was found abroad for the premieres and below the line for the preferred position of the back.
“One of the guys who can’t have a chance for them (Penrith) consistently is Charlie Steins,” Adrian Proszenko of the Sydney Morning Herald told SEN 1170 Afternoons.
“I think it is fair to say that he will not be at the club next year.
“He was groomed as a possible long-term full-back at the club, but Dylan Edwards has consolidated that given the way he plays.
“There is probably a feeling that Stephen Crichton would be next in line.”
Proszenko said there are two rival teams interested.
“Some clubs that smell around are the Wests Tigers and the Bulldogs,” Proszenko said.
“The interesting thing is that they both do not have a coach at the moment, it does not help to have a player if the (new) coach does not want that player.”
What could play a decisive role in Staines’ decision is the future of Cameron Siraldo.
The Panthers’ assistant coach is being targeted by both the Bulldogs and the Tigers as they look for replacements for Trent Barrett and Michael Maguire.
“But the interesting thing is that they both smell around Cameron Ciraldo, who obviously knows what Charlie Staines, ‘Ferrari Forbes,’ is capable of,” said Proszenko.
“This is something we have to be careful about.”