Linked with switch to Dragons
Mitchell Pearce’s manager has batted away speculation the NSW halfback is seeking a release from the final year of his NRL contract with the Sydney Roosters.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a lucrative switch to the St George Illawarra Dragons, who are believed to be keen to make Pearce the long-term successor to Ben Hornby.
However, manager Mike Newton said talk of Pearce emulating Luke Lewis’ lead at Penrith is wide of the mark.
“He’s got another year to go and I haven’t spoken to anyone at the Roosters and neither have I had discussions with other clubs,” Newton told AAP on Friday.
“I had lunch with Mitchell yesterday and he didn’t mention anything about it. I don’t know where this stuff comes from a lot of the time.”
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