Parramatta Eels prop Justin Poore could be headed to the Newcastle Knights as incoming coach Ricky Stuart starts shaping Parramatta’s playing roster for 2013.
Poore, who played three games for NSW in 2009, comes off contract at the end of the season. Apart from the Knights, The Sun-Herald understands he has received at least one offer to play in the English Super League.
When Poore was signed from the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2010, the year after the Eels were defeated by Melbourne in the grand final, he was described as the calibre of player Parramatta needed to go the extra step to win the premiership.
However, despite being signed to a three-year deal that was reported at the time to be worth close to $1 million, his stint at the Eels has been indifferent with a series of injuries stifling his impact.