Just hours after it emerged he could end up playing for Catalans in Super League, speculation grew yesterday that Carney’s contract will be torn up by Roosters management and then reconfigured to include a number of strict behavourial stipulations and incentives. And then there was a further rumour last night suggesting Carney may leave the Roosters and join Gold Coast Titans.
“It’s a Melbourne Cup field – here seems to be 24 different scenarios,” said Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce. “We have read and heard a lot of speculation.
“We just wanted to focus on our game (against Cronulla) and now we can start to revisit this (Carney) situation and see where we are up to.”
Meanwhile Carney, if he does join Gold Coast, could replace halfback Scott Prince. There is growing speculation the Titans may release Prince from the final three years of his deal if he can find another club.