SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Bronson Xerri of the Sharks is tackled during the round four NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks at ANZ Stadium on April 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

The Cronulla Sharks are set to offer Bronson Xerri a massive five-year deal in hope he will commit to the club and fight off interest from the Sydney Roosters, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Roosters are looking to replace Latrell Mitchell after he departed for South Sydney last week and have earmarked Xerri.

The reigning back-to-back premiers plan to throw the kitchen sink at Xerri next season with Brett Morris, Ryan Hall and Mitchell Aubusson all coming out of contract.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Sharks aren’t happy with the Roosters approach to a possible switch as Xerri is contracted until the end of 2021.

NRL rules state clubs are not allowed to talk or approach Xerri until November 1.

Cronulla want to finalize a deal with Xerri prior to the anti-tampering deadline and plan on taking action against any club attempting to encourage the 19 year-old to break his current deal at the end of the season with a year still to run.


  1. The team of the decade, and 3 time premiership winners in 7 years do not need Xerri
    The young Billy Smith under the tutelage of Robinson and Fitzgibbon will be a gun, full of heart and one hell of a soul.
    Hopefully we can keep him off Nana Glenn’s farm… we all know what’s in those paper lunch bags rusty hands out

    If you don’t know yet, have a look at the new car Little Inglis fat Papa is driving around.

  2. How does Souths become part of this article? Obviously you guy’s or one guy, simply can’t handle your jealous rage about Souths out of your system, grow up or get theraphy.

  3. Would be wise of Sharks try to lock him down with a long term 300-350k a season offer kid has alot of potential and is lightning quick, what ramifications are there for the anti tampering policy all clubs know the policy but still don’t seem deterred by it “Shock.”

  4. Thats right penso, “jealous rage”
    The roosters will never deal with Latrell going home to his beloved Rabbitohs.
    BTW, Xerri doesnt like soy lattes.
    the cheating sombreros no chance getting him especially when he sees 2 premierships stripped as confirmation how they did it.

  5. If true, & If/When time comes, f xerri doesnt accept the offer, just like “Bubba Mitchell” didnt, then just like the roosters did, Sharks should withdraw their offer & invest elsewhere.

  6. Well said Mole!….bronson who?
    The Chooks DON’T need him – Billy Smith and Joey Leilua will carve it up in the centres for Easts this year. Should be upgrading young Billy soon….he has all the qualities to be a Rooster for life – LOYALTY being his best attribute.
    Go the Mighty Roosters for the hatrick this season. 🐓🐓🐓

  7. Ah crap, apologies (was reading another article)….Joey Manu….not Leilua….but still, another great ex chook!

  8. I said this yesterday, it’s worth repeating to these mongs, i.e Penso & the deluded 21/SHADOW (same clown who I call cut & PASTE)… Souffs supporters are the spoilt brat child in the NRL. Race Card, don’t want to sing, Cap exemptions …. you know what I mean…
    chookstir January 20, 2020 at 8:15 am
    Penso are your serious? ..
    sooky Surgess gets belted in a couple of games, sees no future for any bling… pulls the pin, a week or so later he’s carrying a woman around on his (sore) shoulder in Mexico.
    Our wonderful ambassador for our Indigenous folk gets done for speeding whilst under the influence of alcohol (DUI) … loses the Australian captaincy (reluctantly as he and big Mal thought there was no case to answer), meanwhile GI gets fat, blames everything for his ‘condition’ ….. both these boofheads saved Souffs a ton in salary cap relief and the NRL bought it..
    Really Penso, you think Souffs aren’t getting special treatment? … are you serious?

  9. Don’t worry Chookstir, the vermin can get ALL the special treatment they like from the NRL…they’ll STILL CHOKE, and we’ll still smash ‘em this year (as will every other team, in the forwards).
    They’re trying to play the “we’re THE indigenous team” card…but it’s gonna backfire big time – too many egos and too much bad attitude in one team….Seriously, they have anfony “the thick head” mundine recommending players for them…there’s only one way that’s ever gonna pan out for soufs 😂🤣😂🤣

  10. Panthers18 January 21, 2020 at 10:18 am
    I just love the censorship around here. Why only me?

    poor shnookems, you’re starting to sound like a Souffs supporter

  11. Off topic not about rabbits or Roosters
    Just happy to hear Titans can free up some of Latus 500k to Warrington, Reports have Thompson not staying on with Saints after 2020 I hope Holbrook is negotiating an early release would be good to see him at Titans this season. I know no one cares about Titans or Warriors just ask channel 9

  12. chookstir, poor shnookems my foot. Just goes to show the hypocrisy of this site. I will never, ever, support the Rabbitohs.

  13. Yeah panthers18….if you post something they don’t like you saying about soufs, you just get blocked. Yet there are some who post on here and can get away with saying anything they like.

  14. I was having a go at Brennan.Lane, yet his carry on, and that of others, are allowed, The Great Northern Rooster, so you’re right.

  15. The censorship on this site is idiotic, you can use the word r0rter, you can use the word D.R.U.G., you can’t use the word sh0nky. I sat there for 15 minutes looking at a post that refused to be post basically changing every word until it went through. The site should be called Zero Credibility given it allows toxic culture to thrive here and yet allows puerile [email protected] posts form the same 3 or 4 people hijacking every thread.

  16. Xerri will be staying at Cronulla & Smith will miss the season at the Nuggets.
    Everyone knows what this will mean. It means the Nuggets will definitely be out on a centre’s collection drive. It was a halves collection last season. When they were desperately seeking to replace Cronk.
    Centres this year!

  17. Have the Sharkies borrowed the salary sombrero from the Bondi boys.?
    Johnson, Moylan, Graham , Fifita, Woods, Ramien, Morris and now Xerri on big $.
    Are they going to “self report “ again this year?

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