Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey is in his third year of NRL and currently playing with his little brother Blayke, who signed up with the club in April.
Jayden’s contract expires at the end of the 2020 but can talk to rival clubs this offseason and is prepared to leave the club and his brother.
“I’ve signed until the end of next year but if something was to come my way, I’m going to have a look at it because I obviously want to forge my career and my future,” Jayden told NRL.com.
“Blayke has signed long-term contract now. And I’m one hundred per cent happy for him.”
Blayke, two years younger, is under contract until 2022 after signing a three-year deal.
The brothers still live at home and have enjoyed their time together as hookers on the same team.
However, they’re both ready to move on with their individual careers and are happy for one another in whatever decision they make.
“I said if the opportunity was there and it’s one he wanted then take it. Don’t not sign because I got my NRL start before you. And that’s what he’s done and I couldn’t be happier for him.
“So of course I would also look at anything that came my way. But first my focus is on 2019 and we’ll see what comes after that,” Jayden said.
Halfback Chad Townsend enjoys playing with the two brothers:
“The last two seasons I’ve had Jayden obviously and I’ve formed a good combination with him,” Townsend told NRL.com.
“I’m eight games in with Blayke and while we’re still building that combination he’s a very good player, very solid, like his brother.
November 1 is the first day that Jayden could be offered a new deal from another club. Teams interested in a hooker are Newcastle, the Bulldogs, Wests Tigers (if Robbie Farah retires), possibly Penrith and the Cowboys.