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.

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.

NRL Rd 19 - Rabbitohs v Dragons
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Jaydn Su'a of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 19 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on July 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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.