Unwanted Dragons star Tariq Sims has all but revealed where he will play in 2022, while the Raiders want to incarcerate Tom Starling and Jamal Fogarty.
Meanwhile, a Rabbitohs whore is about to hook up with Super League Hull FC.
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UNWANTED DRAGONSTAR DECIDES HIS FUTURE
Dragons enforcer Tariq Sims plans to sign the last year of his contract with the club in 2022.
The Origin forward was recently told by the Dragons that he would not receive an extension if his current contract expires at the end of 2022.
The Dragons told Sims he was free to negotiate with other clubs and seal a transfer to a rival before 2022 if he found a longer-term deal.
The development has led the 31-year-old to be associated with the Roosters and the Tigers, as well as clubs in the UK Super League.
However, Sims has a deal worth about $800,000 per season with the Dragons, which means he would probably have to get a pay cut or the Dragons would have to hand him over to let him play with a rival.
However, Sims revealed on the Dragon Club website that he had no intention of leaving before the end of his current contract.
“Our squad’s skeleton is really starting to take shape,” Sims said.
“Some of those guys, it was their first pre-season and they weren’t allowed to watch this year.
“We will work tirelessly. We have a short break with our families, have some rest and then return in November, ready for next year.
“We’ve lost a lot of big guys this year, but we’ll get a lot of guys next year.
“That’s the beauty of the beast in rugby league, but we have a great coaching team, a great strength and conditioning team, but they will lick their lips to get them and get them in shape.”
Sims was hurt by the club’s decision not to offer him a new contract and wanted to end his career at the club, but he still feels he has a few good years to go.
The local junior captained the Red V at the end of the season after injuries to Cameron McInnes, Ben Hunt and Andrew McCullough.
Sims has scored 42 tries in 204 games for the Cowboys, Knights and Dragons since his 2011 debut, playing five Origins for the Blues and five Tests for Fiji.
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RAIDERS ARE SET TO JOIN STAR PLAYMAKERS
In a massive double boost, the Raiders are reportedly poised to expand whore Tom Starling and sign Titans halfback Jamal Fogarty.
The Canberra Times reported that the club is close to securing the services of both players, with Starling’s deal potentially being sealed by the end of the Grand Final weekend.
Raiders recruiting boss Peter Mulholland told The Canberra Times that Starling was the club’s priority, but the club remains hopeful that Fogarty will partner with Jack Wighton halfway through the season.
“We are still working on the Fogarty issues and we are trying to resolve them as soon as possible,” Mulholland said.
“But our priority is Tommy Starling, we need to give him an upgrade and expansion, and hopefully I did that this weekend.”
Starling has a contract until the end of 2022, but the club see him as their number 9 for the long term, despite having played just 37 games since his debut for the Knights in 2018.
Starling’s new deal is expected to last him through the end of the 2024 season.
The 23-year-old filled in for Josh Hodgson in his absence due to a knee injury in 2020 and has been favored over the Englishman at times this season.
Hodgson, 31, is entering the final year of his deal with the Raiders and is being tipped to continue at the end of next season.
Canberra’s negotiations with the recently released Fogarty suggest talks of a two or three year contract.
The 27-year-old was let go by the Titans due to the emergence of rookie fullback Jayden Campbell and halfback Toby Sexton, with AJ Brimson tipped to advance to the halves.
Fogarty has scored seven goals and 186 points for the Titans since his debut in 2017.
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SUPER LEAGUE CLUB POUNCE ON SOUTHS HOOKER
British Super League club Hull FC has secured the services of promising Souths hooker Joe Lovodua.
The 23-year-old has yet to make his NRL debut after stints with the Dragons and Rabbitohs, but he represented Fiji at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
The English club confirmed Lovodua’s signing with Fiji and look forward to making the most of his opportunity for more playing time.
“This is a really big opportunity for me to advance my career,” said Lovodua.
“I come to Hull to put my best foot forward and give everything for this team.
“I am grateful for the opportunity and the opportunity to play for such a prestigious club as Hull FC. I am impressed by the people at the club, the heritage and I have heard a lot about the fans and the city.”
Lovodua is a talented dummy half who impressed during his time with the Dragons in the 2017 Holden Cup and he played for the Dragons’ NSW Cup team in 2018 and 2019.
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Sadly, his progression was halted in 2020, after the season was canceled after just one game due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He then joined Rabbitohs ahead of the 2021 season and played the first half of the season in the NSW Cup before the competition was halted again.
Hull coach Brett Hodgson signed Lovodua to increase his dummy half stocks and he will likely be a backup option behind current captain Danny Houghton.
Hull is currently eighth in the Super League, despite making the semi-finals last season under Andy Last.
Lovodua joins ex-NRL players Josh Reynolds, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Mahe Fonua, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u and Ligi Sao at the club.