SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Matthew Moylan of the Sharks runs the ball during the NRL Semi Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Cronulla are looking to offload Matt Moylan next season according to The Daily Telegraph.

The 29-year-old enters the final year of his contract next season, which is believed to earn him $800,000 but the rise of Will Kennedy at fullback and Moylan’s lingering injury problems has Cronulla considering his future.

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Any deal will require the Sharks to pay a fair portion of his contract as most clubs will not afford to spend $800,000 on an injury-prone player who is not wanted by his current club.

Moylan is expected to return to the field this season to replace Shaun Johnson who ruptured his achilles tendon in Saturday’s lost to the Roosters.

Cronulla coach John Morris admitted the Sharks may risk Moylan to give themselves the best chance in the finals.

“Maybe now we have to change our tact,” Morris said after last night’s game.

“It was kind of a four-to-six-week injury but I suppose if you’re going to risk a hamstring you’d risk him in a finals series.

“To build his running back up to the high speeds that he needs, you can’t really rush that but if it’s closer to the four weeks I suppose he’d be in with a chance.

“Probably not for the first week, we’d probably have to win our first final for him to be in with a chance.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. All the talk when they bought Moylan, was what a fantastic deal it was for Cronulla. Who just had to buy him!
    It just looks like an expensive waste of money now.
    Good luck getting rid of the slow , injury prone Moylan , Sharks!

  2. Can’t see him making a first grade side. Slow and injury prone. Think if he was to move to the UK and play in the Super League he would be an awesome player in that comp but he’s just not good or fit enough for the NRL

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