SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Up to five clubs are keen to bring Gareth Widdop back to the NRL, according to Dean Ritchie from News Corp

Newcastle, Brisbane, North Queensland, Wests Tigers and Canterbury are expected to show interest in Widdop, who has a desire to live back in Australia.

Widdop’s wife and three kids left England six months ago to return to Australia and Widdop is struggling to be away from his family.

Widdop’s current club Warrington would allow an early release from his contract so he can reunite with his wife and three kids.

The 31-year-old played 195 games for Melbourne and St George between 2010-2019.

Widdop’s Warrington contract is believed to be around $900,000 per season and he will need to take a pay cut to return to the NRL.


  1. Ho hum, I have felt all along that Widdop would want to come back to Australia long before he completed his Super League contract.

Comments are closed.