The NRL's newcomers have been heavily criticised for the decision.
Hierarchy changes at Concord could see the player market take another turn.
"It was a great game of rugby league spoiled right at the end."
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A deal could be confirmed in the coming days.
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"It allows you to shore up that crucial area, it’s one of the heartlands of the game now as far as recruitment is concerned."