Kane Linnett
Wanted man

Roosters want Linnett, linked to Sharks

Kane Linnett is a wanted man, the young centre offered a contract renewal from the Sydney Roosters and linked with the Cronulla Sharks.

The 22-year-old debuted for the Roosters last year in what was a dream run to the grand final where he faced his former club St George Illawarra, the club he left unable to get a start having graduated from the Toyota Cup.

His manager David Riolo wouldn’t divulge the term of the tabled deal however confirmed the Roosters have made an offer to retain the young star.

“We’ve had some discussions with the Roosters,” he said.

“There’s an offer there.”

A Port Kembla junior, a move to Cronulla would move him closer to his family as the Sharks search for a talented outside back.

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The Sharks are yet to renew the contract of Ben Pomeroy however Linnett’s manager says he has not been approached by the Sharks despite reports by one newspaper today.

“I haven’t had an offer from Cronulla on Kane Linnett so I don’t know where that came from,” Riolo told Sportsnewsfirst.com.au

“Cronulla might be interested but I don’t know.”

Meanwhile Cronulla NSW Cup fullback Ryan Tongia has been granted a release to join the English Super League where he will link with Wakefield providing he secures a visa.

Tongia, a Papua New Guinea representative, has yet to make his mark with the Sharks, unable to crack the first grade side and although he gave the club depth.

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At this stage, Tongia, 20, is set to leave Australia on Friday to link with his new club having penned a deal before the ESL transfer window closed last week.

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