LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tommy Makinson (R) of England celebrates scoring his sides first try alongside George Williams (L) during the 2nd International Series match between England and New Zealand at Anfield on November 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Talk of Tommy Makinson moving to the NRL has been squashed despite him being sighted in Newcastle.

The St Helens player is coming off a strong UK Super League season and an impressive year on the international stage, where he won the Golden Boot for the world’s best player.

Makinson was spotted reportedly speaking with Knights coach Nathan Brown at the club on Monday.

The 27-year-old has made it clear he wants to play in the NRL but remains contracted to St Helens until 2021.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook shut down the speculation surrounding Makinson.

“I haven’t seen the stories but no one has come knocking on my door from the NRL concerning Tommy,” Holbrook told The St Helens Reporter.

“I know he has been on holiday Down Under but I am expecting him to return to training next week like the rest of our England players.”

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