The Brisbane Broncos are interested in acquiring Eels playmaker Mitchell Moses and emerging Roosters youngster Sean O’Sullivan, as reported by Fox Sports’chief NRL reporter James Hooper.
According to Hooper, Brisbane were previously interested in picking up Moses, but their pursuit was shot down by coach Wayne Bennett.
“The name I keep hearing is Mitchell Moses,” Hooper told NRL 360.
“He was very close to joining the Brisbane Broncos when he was in dialogue with Parramatta previously.
“He ended up going to the Eels, but I think if Mitchell Moses was to go to Parramatta and ask for a release I’m not sure they’d stand in his way.
“Peter Nolan does the recruitment at the Broncos and previously he had Mitchell Moses on a list — he wanted to sign him, but Wayne torpedoed it. Wayne wasn’t a fan for whatever reason and decided that wasn’t what they needed.
“I think Peter Nolan is still pushing to get Mitchell Moses to the club. I’m not sure whether Wayne’s a fan at this point or not.”
Hooper added that he believes the O’Sullivan arrangement is close to being done, who has actually has a connection to the Broncos.
“It hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m very confident (they’ve signed him),” Hooper said.
“Sean O’Sullivan’s sister is actually married to Matt Lodge.
“I think you’ll see him move up to Brisbane next season.
“I’m not saying he’s been signed as an NRL halfback — he’s only a teenager at this point, but clearly in his debut for the Roosters, the young bloke can play.”
And after all the club’s recent re-signings, Ben Ikin declared that it may have paved the way for some of Brisbane’s veterans to move on.
“I’ve heard Corey Oates is on his way to North Queensland and perhaps Alex Glenn might be joining the Titans,” Ben Ikin told NRL 360.
“It makes sense to me. You’re spending all this money on this young forward pack and there’s not a hell of a lot of room left.
“You’ve already got Jack Bird on $950,000, Anthony Milford on close to $1 million, Darius Boyd the captain’s got to be on huge money, James Roberts is an Origin centre, Jamayne Isaako’s just re-signed — something’s got to give.”