SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Todd Carney of the Sharks looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Wests Tigers at Remondis Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former Shark Todd Carney is expected to make his Bears debut next weekend, which may lead to a return to the NRL with the Roosters.

The Bears will defy the wishes of South Sydney and sign Carney, which may threaten to prematurely end their 11-year relationship. Should that happen, the Roosters may immediately link with the Bears.

Carney’s addition to a Roosters-aligned Norths squad opens up the prospect of an NRL return for the 31-year old. The former NSW pivot would like to come back to the league, and the Roosters still have one spot to fill on their roster in their 30-man roster before June 30.

The Roosters could use Carney’s experience despite having a plethora of halves, especially if Luke Keary is called up during the State of Origin period.

Rabbitohs officials were livid over the Carney move, threatening to pull all of their surplus NRL players out of Sunday’s Intrust Super Premiership clash with Blacktown.

Carney is set to make his debut for the club against Wentworthville at Ringrose Park next Sunday. He has started work at the Harbour City’s Speed Agility Academy, run by sprint guru Roger Fabri.

“It was only a fortnight ago that he was playing up at Cairns, so it’s not like he’s been doing nothing,” Fabri told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“He’s fitted into my coaching team like he’s been there from day one.”



  1. You just had to relate this article to the roosters didnt you. Souths wont be parting way with Norths its sensationalist journalism, they just will not be signing Carney to any NRL contract as he is behind Cody and Adam Reynolds for the halves while Doueihi and Connor Tracey are very good up and comers whom the club do not want to lose

  2. It is my understanding that the Roosters have severed ties with Wyong, that’s why they are looking at Norths. They approached Newtown but were knocked back because of their ties with Cronulla. I could be corrected though.

  3. Carney has given the NRL a bad name previously and he,s had his day. Probably regrets his behaviour as he gets older as he wasted a few years. Was very talented at his best.

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