The Brisbane Broncos are set to bolster their backline stocks for next season, with the club close to securing Gold Coast Titans utility Luke Capewell.
Capewell, 22, is weighing up one-year offers from the Titans and Brisbane, but Broncos insiders told The Courier-Mail they are confident of officially snaring Capewell soon.
Capewell, who has spent a large part of the season in the Queensland Cup, underlined his ability against the Cowboys on Saturday night, making 158m from 18 runs in his side’s 28-20 loss at Skilled Park.
Brisbane operations chief Andrew Gee has met Capewell’s management and hopes for a deal this week.
Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has been a fan for some time and said the former South Sydney Rabbitohs flyer would add depth to his backline.
“He can cover a lot of positions, we’re just looking for someone to back up what we’ve already got,” Griffin said.
“He’s been around in the Queensland Cup. I’ve seen him play in the under-20s for Souths so he’s always been an elite kid on the way through.
“He would be outside our top 25. He’s not someone we’ve gone out and targeted to fill a position.
“We’d like to give him an opportunity to add to our roster and give him an opportunity.”
Before the Cowboys clash, Capewell was undecided about his future and the Titans are not giving up hope.
Capewell’s manager Paul Sutton said Capewell had spent the weekend mulling over the offers with his family.
“The deals are pretty comparable so it won’t be a money thing. It will be where he can get the best opportunity,” he said.