SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Cameron Murray of the Rabbitohs watches on during the round 14 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The whispers of a potential Roosters switch have surrounded Cameron Murray recently. But the Rabbitohs star remains committed to South Sydney.

Murray, 22, is one of the NRL’s most exciting forwards and told The Daily Telegraph recently that he not only wants to remain with South Sydney for the foreseeable future, but he wants to reach new levels in his game alongside fellow livewire Cody Walker.

Murray is being moved to left edge this season despite being named 2019 Lock of the year, a controversial switch that is set debuted this weekend.

Media personalities, including Triple M’s Mark Geyer, have suggested that Murray will be “wasted” in his new role, but Murray believes he will be an even better player outside of Walker.

“Cody Walker is the game’s best attacking five-eighth,” Murray said. “And the best eyes up player (anywhere).

“Over the past couple of years, he’s proved himself a great ball player, a great leader and one of the few playmakers in the NRL who can really square up a (defensive) line.

“Cody not only goes to the line, he puts himself under pressure to put others in better positions.

“And I want to capitalise on that.

“Want to capitalise on his eyes up footy too.

“Cody’s wonderful playing off the cuff and my support will have to be really strong so that he gets the options he needs.”

Although he is still contracted at the Rabbitoh’s for the next two years, there have been rumours circulating recently that Murray could sign a deal with the Roosters.

“Those rumours, they’ve been around for a couple of months. And while I have no idea where the talk is coming from, I can tell you it isn’t true.

“There has been nothing from me, my manager or my camp.

“I’ve got another two years here at South Sydney and that’s what I’m focused on.

“I couldn’t be more excited about what’s about to happen here.”

Asked if the rumours were starting to get to Murray, he continued to say: “What’s the point of me getting upset?

“There is nothing I can do about it.

“I’ll focus on are those things I can control, starting with the next training session here at Souths.”

Geyer’s issues with Murray’s move to left edge lay within the attacking side of the game, with the move having the potential to negatively impact the Rabbitoh’s attacking game because Murray’s strong passing ability and quick play-the-balls would be under-used.

When asked about the thought process behind the move, Murray continued: “Wayne says for our pack to be as effective as possible, my best position is left edge.

“And I agree.

“There’s a great opportunity for me outside Cody, plus it also allows Liam Knight to grab that number 13 jersey and become the player we all know he can be.

“We’ve worked hard throughout the pre-season and, this week, I’m really just looking forward to getting out to Mudgee and making it all a reality.”

60 COMMENTS

  1. There’s a whisper that he dropped a clanger stating ‘ …that’s the club I wished I was playing for..’ words to that affect.. now, he’s trying to cover up, understandably.
    Do you blame the guy? anyone with half a brain would want to get away from those under achieving mongs..

  2. chookstrip why would he go to the stain after he and his family have always been passionate Souths like Latrell and his family?
    Just because it’s well known the roosters want to offload a few including the dud Radley to entice Cameron it is hilarious to think this will happen.
    Cameron will remain a passionate Rabbitoh for life. Bank on it.

  3. Your confusing the whisper with Latrell although with Latrell it wasnt a whisper.
    He made it loud and clear 2 years ago he wanted out of the rednecks to come home to his Rabbitohs.
    Welcome home Latrell.

  4. “Cody Walker is the game’s best attacking five-eighth,” Murray said. “And the best eyes up player (anywhere).

    Seriously what has this guy been smoking.

  5. Kev, Walker was the best 5/8 last year until Fittler f.cked him, anyway it shows that Easts rate Murray a lot higher than Radley, good to see loyalty from Murray, these Easts guys find excuses for everthing especially that dope GNR, no sign of woodys new name hopefully ZT sidelined him again.

  6. Read Cameron Murray’s quoted comments in the article.
    I suggest Politis and his small legion of redneck fans trying to get some revenge after the humiliation and despair that was felt with Latrell coming home to his beloved Rabbitohs and who better to use the media to target with such nonsense as the champion and future Origin and Australian Captain.
    The newly named Sookpen has been in meltdown since Latrell came home and can’t see it recovering any time soon.
    Get over it, Latrell has left the building.

  7. penso February 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm
    “Kev, Walker was the best 5/8 last year until Fittler f.cked him, anyway it shows that Easts rate Murray a lot higher than Radley”
    Do you know anyone who rates dud Radley higher than Cameron?
    As I posted before its like comparing a Ferrari to beaten up 1964 volkswagen.

  8. I think some of the comments on Victor Radley are a bit harsh, and it’s likely that the Cameron Murray rumour(s) have been put out to give Soufths the sh!ts just when the season is about to start. If the Roosters were serious about signing a back rower they know they only have to look on the open market. Why bother playing mind games at this time of the year.

  9. Keary would crap on walker any day of the week at 5/8…..who the hell would want murray?….Victor is a far better lock.
    Quite happy with the 13 we have….keep your vermin

  10. “TwentyOne February 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm
    ….Get over it, Latrell has left the building……”

    yep, he’s left the building, that happens when you get SACKED…
    the Mong Twins … penso & TurkeyOne, joined at the hip….., soon as one or the other makes a comment, the other Mong jumps in and says …”yeah, yeah that’s right”. …. like a couple of 6 year olds….. grow up.
    Speculation is running rife, Murray wants out… learn to accept it…

  11. I agree wholeheartedly Great Northern Rooster.
    In my expert humble opinion, Victor Radley is an all round better player. I notice the Chooks quite often use his ball playing abilities as a first receiver. His big hits in defence are a trade mark of this local junior. He is a big match player putting runners through gaps.

    These attributes were evident in both grand finals and World Club Finals In the past two seasons. Murray is extremely overrated and last seasons semis proved he lacked dominance. Especially the first semi against Sydney Roosters.
    Murray would never be on the Chooks radar with the excellent forwards they already possess.
    A club does not win the four major trophies in two seasons without a dominating intimidating tough forward pack like Sydney’s

    They have an abundance of young home developed talented forwards coming through at the Chooks in the form of Tupounuia, Collins, Faamausili, Butcher Brothers and a young prop named Suluka-Fifita.

    I would suggest the rumour regarding Murray is nothing but a fairytale. Murray would struggle to win a bench position within the defending Premiers Top seventeen. IMO

  12. I do rate Murray actually.. he is the future Souths Sombreros captain… current Australian player as well.
    With all the money spent to buy a premiership this year, the pressure is on Souths Sombreros to win this year
    Anything less will be another failure in 50 years of failures and chokes

  13. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
    6 trophies in 7 years
    There is no pressure on the great Roosters for the next 5 years
    Our cabinet is full… unlike yours 😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛

  14. Twenty one jealousy is not subsiding
    The fact that the Roosters won back to back world champions has caused a brain tilt
    Please forgive anything that he posts and treat it as the jealous rambling that it is

  15. Unfortunately, Id have to agree about Keary. Other than for the head knocks & possibility that he could be forced out of the game, with further head knocks/ concussions. Keary has proven for two clubs , that he is a vastly superior player to Walker.
    Sorry Penso, it’s just an opinion of course. I can’t see how it was Fittler’s fault that Walker didn’t play too well for N.S.W. either?
    I don’t think any supporter who is not a South’s supporter, would think Walker is a better 5/8th.

  16. The Great Northern Rooster… you think Keary is better than Walker, Really?
    That is why Keary left Souths as it was Walker who was selected to partner Reyno.
    Check the records… Keary was resigned to the bench so he spat the Dummy.

    So many SOOKPEN idiots on this site.

  17. My source tells me that the roosters acknowledge signing Murray is a lost cause but latest is looking to offload Radley to the Tigers for some cap space to sign another they are interested in.
    Not in the Murray class but a big step up on Radley.

  18. Doesn’t matter Keary left roosters,
    He is clearly a better 5/8 running and organising 5/8 then walker ever will dream to be, and I like most can’t stand roosters but that’s just fact

  19. Look guys, I agree that Keary is the better 5/8, I didn’t compere Keary with Walker, just said that at the time , when Keary was injured, Walker was the best 5/8, and all commentators said the same, I hated Keary leaving Souths, Keary himself said it was with a broken heart that he had to leave, but he has been clearly the best 5/8, Walker is classy , no doubt about that , and he has one hell of a backline at his disposal, so lets see how this season pans out, please let the games begin.

  20. TwentyOne February 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm
    “He made it loud and clear 2 years ago he wanted out of the rednecks to come home to his Rabbitohs.”

    So are we rednecks… or rich latte-sipping pretty boys? U gonna make ur mind up 21? 😂

  21. 3hats you OneEyedRabbit, Keary was dropped from the Rabbitts because of a Nana Glen bust up with the fool Crowe. In Round 2 2016 Keary was reinstated as the injured prone Reynolds was injured.

    Keary played half back for 5 weeks while Walkers was 5/8. In round 7 Reynolds Returned Walker was dropped and Keary was 5/8 for the next month of Footy. Walker did not get into First grade again until rnd 15 -16 then being the fourth string 5/8 behind Keary, Inglis and Sutton after 3 weeks was moved to fullback until Keary got a season ending injury in Rnd 21 playing his last game for Souths. Walker was moved from fullback back to 5/8 to replace Keary in round 23-26.

    Keary left in 2017 for the Roosters and lead them to two premierships and two World Club Championships and played for Australia from the Sydney Red White and Blue.

    Walker lead Soufths to two preliminary final chokes and played half a game for NSW before being sacked. I rest my case.

  22. ……..and as for Murray rumours of a Roosters link. Everybody can forget about that rubbish. I have it on good authority that the Roosters have never ever neen interested in the scrawny twinkle toe soft speaking pansy. No Rooster fan wants him znd thank God Nick doesn’t need or want the girlboy.

  23. …….and even his ancient dud coach Wayne still has enough braincells left, to know he needs to move the little dud out of the lock forward position.

  24. Totally Overrated Radley is as tough as nails. And has two premiership finger bling and two World Club winning medals to prove it. Hahaha
    Radley is a true Champion and is emulating Barry “Bunny” Reilly as the new AXE.

  25. Totally Overrated is Murray.

    Radley is as tough as nails. And has two premiership finger bling and two World Club winning medals to prove it. Hahaha
    Radley is a true Champion and is emulating Barry “Bunny” Reilly as the new AXE.

  26. Radley is a weapon… a true team player… dependable.. a club man… a junior… a dual premiership winner

    Walker goes well in the easy games but crumbles under pressure… that’s why he was dropped form NSW team

    Keary … well as the chant went at the Fan day at Moore Park the morning after both grand final wins…when Keary hit the stage the chant went up…..thank you Russell… thank you Russell.. thank you Russell… thank you Russell

    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  27. Radley is a weapon… a true team player… dependable.. a club man… a junior… a dual premiership winner

    Walker goes well in the easy games but crumbles under pressure… that’s why he was dropped form NSW team

    Keary … well as the chant went at the Fan day at Moore Park the morning after both grand final wins…when Keary hit the stage the chant went up…..thank you Russell… thank you Russell.. thank you Russell… thank you Russel

  28. All through their junior days Murray was selected before Radley, both admitted that , it’s the same today Radley is a player I admire, but is not in the same class has Murray, and all the junior selectors felt the same, infact all the senior selectors felt the same, live with that, cause that is THE FACTS.

  29. They may be getting worried about those head knocks?
    The Nuggets often go a few years with a 5/8th & then dump them. Even if they’ve helped the club win a premiership. Did it with Maloney, Carney.
    Another bought half in Sam Walker won’t be old enough to lead the first grade team there as yet. So who’s half are they planning on stealing?

  30. Jack Daniels get off the grog mate. Keary is signed next season and his words are……” I love this place”
    Luke Keary will retire an all time great, Sydney Rooster.

  31. ClownOfDivide you need to get your facts straight. Carney was sacked for disciplinary reasons whilst Maloney departed the Roosters like many do chasing more money, after using the club to increase their value when they become premiership winners and rep players.

    Just like RTS, Ferguson, Jennings, Hodges, Hegarty, Maloney, Fletcher, Napa, Crocker, Matterson, Mitchell, Lomu, Cayless, etc.etc.etc.

    Unlike Penrith who continually sack players mid season. Because they realise those players are sick of playing for a dud club in the same category as soufth rabbits.

  32. TwentyOne & ClownOfDivide. Tonight is your night of nights. 21 Enjoy your myrtle and pink bunny outfits whist ClownOfDivide will undoubtedly enjoy his pink panther catz in the twinkletoe street parade. Ya pair of movfies.

  33. Adamhoward February 29, 2020 at 1:23 pm
    “TwentyOne & ClownOfDivide. Tonight is your night of nights. 21 Enjoy your myrtle and pink bunny outfits whist ClownOfDivide will undoubtedly enjoy his pink panther catz in the twinkletoe street parade. Ya pair of movfies.”

    Hilarious, thats your back yard and strongest demographic if you care to look at the map.
    Teddy Mercury a big supporter understandably.

  34. TheMole52
    February 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm
    “Radley is a weapon… a true team player… dependable.. a club man… a junior…”

    Shouldn’t that read “our only junior?”
    😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪

  35. I was just commenting on JD , saying the word is that your Nuggets are planning to get rid of Keary soon.
    Nothing I wrote wasn’t fact. Your Nuggets Won a premiership using out of control Carney ( dumped him ), Maloney ( dumped him ). So a couple of premierships with Keary & then dump him, wouldn’t surprise anyone.
    Especially with the worry of him possibly suffering more concussions.
    Was I wrong about them buying Queenslander Sam Walker? Nope!
    Was I wrong about them virtually always going out to buy more players, to fill any position? Just as they are now doing to get another centre. Nope ! I’m spot on again.
    So if they did get rid of Keary as someone else suggested. They would almost 100% go looking to buy another 5/8th. Or possibly more than one 5/8th. Just as they’d done buying halfbacks.
    Don’t know why you Nuggets or especially one Nugget , get so worked up about the facts? Nothing to do with any jealousy on my part.
    Maybe you hate the fact that your favourite team is just an import club? That’s not anyone else’s fault either.
    Get a grip Nuggets! Or maybe it’s that you’re getting a grip to often?

  36. EastOfDivide
    February 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    “I was just commenting on JD , saying the word is that your Nuggets are planning to get rid of Keary soon.
    Nothing I wrote wasn’t fact. Your Nuggets Won a premiership using out of control Carney ( dumped him), ”
    Words from a clown who does not know his footy.

    So ClownOfDivide states “what he wrote was not fact”….in a other words ClownOfDivide admits to being a dribbler about nothing.

    Rooster fans know it was not fact because Carney never won a Premiership at the Roosters. Whilst Keary is happy as Larry at the Roosters guiding His team around the paddock and still with two years on his contract.

    ClownOfDivide is so upset that when Penrith Pink Chocolate Soldiers buy players, they usually buy duds like Soufths at the end of their careers. Maloney’s use by date was up when the Sharks off loaded him, as was Merrin, Tamou, and the list is endless over the decades….. who produced nothing and winning…… nothing.

  37. What happened to your thrashing yet again ? Parramatta by 50!!!
    The proof is in the pudding week after week, you no idea Nugget!
    Would you prefer to be called Bozo, Krusty , Ronald MacDonald ?
    Get your Big Red Shoes ready. You’re the biggest clown around,

  38. I have it on hood authority that ClownOfDivide tripped over his g.string.budgie smuggler and fell off the float tonight.

  39. It was interesting watching the video of Cooper Cronk being made a Sydney life member. Cooper declared his grand parents and parents grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. He also declared his father played Footy and was a Roosters local junior. Welcome Home Cooper Cronk.

  40. Like virtually all of the players & previous players there. The life members are virtually all imports as well. Turn up to play there for a couple of seasons & they’re life members.
    No real surprise from the club that even imported a piece of its favourites country , France.

  41. Newcastle/ roosters trial last night and Cronk handed a life membership after 2 seasons.
    Both comical and embarrassing for roosters

  42. Leaving all the usual drivel from the Souths/Roosters nutters aside, if Fifita was offered $1.2M per season, I look forward to Murray’s asking price when his contract comes up for renewal.

  43. TwentyOne March 1, 2020 at 11:11 am
    Newcastle/ roosters trial last night and Cronk handed a life membership after 2 seasons.
    Both comical and embarrassing for roosters

    The only things comical are your attempts to hide your jealousy of back to back titles and the fact that your team with all the advantages it has over our team has dismally failed for the last 50 years
    Bahahahahahahaha

    Welcome home back to back world champs… you’ve done us proud and given us great p.easure yet again
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  44. Mitchell having dramas at Soufths.ahahahah…..it is off the field that I am hearing things are a little strained.

    Mitchell liked to do things HIS way at the Roosters – and it was that attitude that saw him fall out with Coach Trent Robinson and his team-mates.

    And Souths players I know tell me he has brought that same mindset to the Bunnies… and it hasn’t gone down well.

    There’s been no blazing rows or fisticuffs, nothing that dramatic, but Souths players are a little wary of their new signing.

    Wayne Bennett’s greatest strength is his man-management skills, and hopefully he will see the danger signs and get the youngster to realise there is no ‘I’ in ’TEAM.

    We told you rabbit fans…..this is just the begging……ahahahahaha
    Ninth at best in 2020. Ahahahah

  45. Skimming over all the dribble of Woody talking to himself I saw that the comment that Victor Radley is not rated.

    I would take him in a heartbeat.

  46. Phoenix March 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm
    “Skimming over all the dribble of Woody talking to himself I saw that the comment that Victor Radley is not rated.
    I would take him in a heartbeat.”

    Phoenix, to put into context it is by comparison to Cameron Murray.

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