Broncos quarterback Tyson Gamble has been given permission to negotiate with rival clubs and the Cavaliers are reportedly interested in signing the five-eighth.
Newcastle have been linked with Wests Tigers star Luke Brooks but will struggle to match his £1.1m price tag with their wages.
Gamble has struggled for game time this season following the emergence of Brisbane young gun Ezra Mam.
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Gamble made eight appearances in 2022 but has not started in the No. 6 jersey since the 12th round in May.
The 26-year-old requested his release this week and could soon head south to join the Cavaliers.
“Tyson came down to Newcastle showing interest in Tyson asking management to release him from his contract,” said Dave Riccio at Triple M.
“I think the decision will come as a surprise to Cavaliers fans because the focus was on whether to sign Luke Brooks, and I personally don’t think they have the salary cap space at this point to sign that guy. As important as Luke Brooks.
“That led them to potentially Tyson Gamble. It’s certainly not a done deal, but the Cavaliers are looking at taking him.
Speaking of Newcastle, Riccio revealed that the club are set to appoint former Knights playmaker Michael Dobson in a key role.
“There was a whole heap of discussion and debate about how Newcastle Knights allowed so many rich nursery schools to go,” Riccio said.
“The riders know this is a big deal. Michael Dobson is to be appointed to the head of roads role at Newcastle United, I understand.
“It is considered one of the most important appointments for the Riders to not only target the best young nurserymen in their pool, but to ensure they can retain and develop them.”
Out-of-contract Manly star upset over NRL salary cap
Out-of-contract Manly forward Andrew Davey has fired a shot at the NRL over negotiations over the 2023 salary cap.
Davey told AAP that uncertainty over the salary cap for 2023 had affected his ability to find a new club after Manly told him his contract would not be extended.
“It’s disappointing that it’s taking so long,” Davey told AAP.
“It’s a lot. Many clubs do not know where they are because the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) is still not completed.
“It’s frustrating for clubs, trying to get their roster together, but players who haven’t got a contract.
“It’s like mid-August. What are we doing?”
The current NRL player’s negotiated contract expires on November 1, meaning a new one must be signed by then, but that leaves Davie and countless other out-of-contract NRL players playing the reserve game.
30-year-old Davey He has scored three tries in 29 NRL games since making his debut for the Eels in 2020, including 17 matches this season for Manly in a late bloomer.
Three clubs – the Bulldogs, Cowboys and Eels – are waiting for the cap to expire and are interested in Davey.
The eye of the storm replaces Munster
As rumors continue to swirl over Cameron Munster’s future with the Melbourne Storm, NRL heavyweights are reportedly preparing for a contingency should he leave.
Daily TelegraphWests Tigers star Adam Doehy says he is a leading contender to replace Munster if he is snapped up by a rival.
The Hurricanes inquired about bringing Doehi to Victoria on loan, but the Tigers knocked that back when David Nofoaluma completed the move.
Like Munster, Douhey is out of contract at Concorde at the end of 2023 and will be free to sign for 2024, which should happen after November.
Duehi has dealt with a number of injuries during his collegiate career, but has looked impressive since returning this season.
RAIDERS ramp up tapin talk
Raiders prop Joseph Tappin is close to signing a major contract extension to stay in the nation’s capital.
According to The Canberra Times, Teppin’s management have held discussions with club officials and the discussions are said to have been positive.
Earlier, David Riccio of the Daily Telegraph revealed that the club is preparing a four-year contract worth more than three million dollars to retain the services of Tepee.
Dave Riccio at Triple M.
“I understand Joey Tappen’s management will be flying to Canberra next week for high-level talks regarding a contract extension to keep Tappen at the Raiders. I expect people here on a four-year deal and it will be useful as we know how influential he has been for them this year.
Tappen is one of the Raiders’ best players in 2022 and the Kiwi international is out of contract at the end of 2023, meaning the 28-year-old can negotiate with rivals from November 1.
But Raiders CEO Don Furner is confident that the tape will stay with the green machine.
He did (come to meet) and we started a conversation first. We met with him and had positive meetings,” Furner said.
Earlier this week, the Raiders locked up young gun Xavier Savage and now hope to continue their recruiting push.
Burton Bumper Bargain
The Bulldogs are reportedly set to offer star player Matt Burton a lucrative extension after acquiring the services of in-demand Panthers assistant Cameron Ciraldo.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Belmore club’s full focus is now on keeping hold of their starting star – with a four-year extension of £3.5 million being arranged.
Burton’s current contract expires in the 2023 season and the 22-year-old can negotiate with rival clubs on November 1 after declining his player option for 2024.
The 22-year-old is said to be accepting the biggest offer in the coming weeks after Canterbury chairman John Khoury, football manager Phil Gould and Burton’s management met three weeks ago.
Following Ceraldo’s appointment, Burton is expected to stay with the Bulldogs and the club’s main sponsor has stated that the club is “very confident”.
“Obviously, Matt has a strong history with Cami. Gus and Cam will start talking to Matty, and I’m sure they can work something out,” Laundy said on SEN.
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“Matt is a superstar. We knew it was him, which is why we were so eager to sign him. That’s the next part, the trainer part of the puzzle is now done.
Burton is said to be happy with the Bulldogs and committed to the club’s vision.
Canterbury-Bankstown know the former Panther is their franchise player and will do everything they can to keep him.
The club are also wooing their rivals into big-money deals and hoping to stem their progress.
With newcomers William Kikau, Reed Mahoney and Ryan Sutton set to land at Bellmore in 2023 – Burton is expected to put pen to paper on a deal.
But the playmaker can wait three more weeks until the Bulldogs’ season ends.
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