during the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm at Lottoland on July 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Manly prop Marty Taupau could be on the move after reports that he has fallen out with the club, as reported the Daily Telegraph.

The 28-year-old is contracted at the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2020 season, but rival clubs are circling amid whispers that he wants out of Manly.

Taupau was benched by coach Trent Barrett during the the club’s clash with the Panthers despite originally being named to start, a move which the Kiwi Test prop brushed aside.

“There were many reasons as to why I started off the bench (and) so many assumptions,” Taupau told Sporting News.

“I took that (the demotion) onboard and worked with the other forwards off the bench.”

Taupau has been named to start against the Sharks in this Sunday’s clash.

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