South Sydney youngster Brock Gardner is tipped to depart Redfern this off-season in favour of a move to the Raiders.
Gardner, who missed the 2021 season with an Achilles injury sustained early in thw year, is believed to be in the sights of Canberra ahead of next season.
The 21-year-old is yet to feature for the Bunnies at NRL level after joining their senior squad in the pre-season, having shown plenty of promise as a forward for the future at the Burrow despite facing ongoing setbacks.
Recently promoted to Rabbitohs top 30 squad, Brock Gardner unfortunately suffered a ruptured achilles at training last week. Has undergone surgery, with the Rabbitohs expecting a 6-9 month recovery period. Best case returns as soon as 5 months in NRL players. Wish him the best pic.twitter.com/oBiC7F0UsE
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) January 19, 2021
Now, with the Raiders looking to bolster their attack, Gardner is believed to be on the move to the nation's capital, according to Wide World of Sports' The Mole.
Gardner remains off-contract for the 2022 season and is among several Rabbitohs facing an uncertain future in South Sydney.
The Bunnies will bid farewell to veteran duo Adam Reynolds (Broncos) and Dane Gagai (Knights) in the coming weeks, while Joshua Cook (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Joe Lovodua (Hull FC), Patrick Mago (Wigan Warriors), Braidon Burns (Canterbury) and Jaydn Su'a (St George Illawarra Dragons) also find new clubs.
The Raiders are yet to confirm their first signing for the 2022 season despite having five list spots open on their roster for next year.
The Green Machine has enjoyed a strong season of retentions this year, with a plethora of key names inking new deals in 2021.