BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Jai Arrow of the Maroons celebrates victory after game one of the 2019 State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 05, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

South Sydney are set to proceed with their plans to bring Jai Arrow to the Rabbitohs, with the club's higher-ups set to meet with Arrow's manager on Wednesday.

According to The Courier-Mail, Arrow's manager David Riolo will meet with Bunnies representatives to discuss a possible $4 million deal to bring him to Redfern.

South Sydney boss Shane Richardson has already met with Arrow, with the Maroons representative able to join sides in 2021.

“We would like to have Jai at South Sydney,” Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett said when speaking about Arrow for the first time.

“I haven’t spoken to Jai personally, Shane Richardson is handling it all. Richo is meeting with his manager in the next 24 to 48 hours. He has already met with Jai and that’s our position.

“We’ll have a conversation over the next 24 hours and hopefully Jai’s manager is happy with our offer.

“Me and Jai work great together. He knows if he comes to South Sydney I will want him here. It’s a great club with a lot of tradition and Jai would fit in well here.

“I let Jai go at the Broncos. I was honest with him. I told him he was ready for first grade and he was stuck behind a few blokes and he deserved to get an opportunity somewhere else. I have been proven right on that.

“You can’t hold young men back. If they can’t get an opportunity at your club you need to give them a chance because it is about their careers. At the Broncos I had plenty of forwards and Jai wasn’t guaranteed to be picked every week.”

Arrow played 24 games for the Broncos over two seasons in Brisbane under Bennett, before moving to the Titans.

The Titans have reportedly put a three-year deal in front of Arrow, although the Bunnies' contract is far more lucrative.


  1. Great career move by Arrow, he will excel at souths, good pick up , souths have some impressive talent coming through as well, not sure how we will go next year and whether we are a forward short.
    Next year could be one of the most exciting and level competition seen for a while, Canberra will be there so to Parra who i rate highly, Tigers will be hard to beat and Saints will be up there also, I don’t believe the bronco’s will be that competitive or cowboys , Penrith will be strong as will Manly, its hard to say if Easts can maintain their form and storm also, me thinks maybe a changing of the guard , Cronulla will be tough as will bulldogs also, makes for a good competition next year, i believe the warriors will struggle especially with the CEO threatening them already or was that the owner? any other opinions on teams chances next year , without bagging Souths

  2. I’ll be spewing if Titans don’t match or better bunnies offer for Arrow and shut your hole Twenty One BS stories

  3. Haven’t read if its a 4, 5 or 6 year deal. If it’s 4year way too much, 5year still too much and 6 year is about right He is a good forward and on his day can match it with the best. JT / Sammy he is not.

  4. Where do these journos get their stories from?
    Some journo calls Souths for an update and throw numbers at him that he thinks has a scoop with.
    Nowhere near that amount.

  5. isdopeistupid December 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    “I’ll be spewing if Titans don’t match or better bunnies offer for Arrow and shut your hole Twenty One BS stories”
    Grab a bucket and start for it.
    BTW, where are your other 4 nics (Woodrot offsprings) that all pop up and disappear at the same time.?
    Havent been seen since my tip on Arrow came through.

  6. If Arrow leaves TwentyOne 🍆s sucked, Titans will only roll out the red carpet for the best prop in the game.

  7. All I can say is that Souffs better get a big tin of grease for their revolving door at the transit lounge…

  8. Anyway I’m puzzled why bunnies would spend so much on Arrow they have Cam Murray there and after Burgesss leaving are lacking a bit of size in there pack.

  9. I think we’re 2 props short n I mean NRL standard props…. n tend to agree with isdonisgood re C.Murray

  10. Hahahaaaaa….. The TWlT of all TWlTS TwentOne just the other day said the light weight forward Arrow was already signed and the clown was bragging to all who bothered to read his fantasy, that Fifita, Ado-Car and Mitchell were the next “done deals”
    Ahahahahaha….. what a tossel is this TentyOne.

    Souths have not even made him an offer. Ahahahahaha

  11. I really hope Souths buy Arrow for a million, he will be paid way over his real value which will contribute to wasteful cap space. Really can not envisage Arrow being imported into the dive of a dump after living on the beautiful Gold Coast.
    What Souths see in him is a mystery, he is not an enforcer and definitely only half the player Sam “the flasher” Burgess was. Souths midget forward pack with the other light weight Murray, are in for a long certain stressful spasmodic sad sorry season.

  12. With Latrell Mitchell now likely staying at the Sydney Roosters more and more by the hour. I predict Roosters to win three straight. Souths to miss the eigh, Melbourne to miss the four.
    8-11Cowboys, Newcastle, Canterbury, Wests

    12. Saints

  13. Hey mark. That looks like a very good prediction of the ladder next year. I can’t fault it. Although maybe raiders could sit in 2nd or 3rd i reckon. Im saving this for sept 2020.

  14. Not a bad early prediction Mark except I can’t see Brisbane finishing top four and I can’t see Dragons finishing ahead of either Penrith or Souths.

  15. I think arrow is a good up and coming player. I don’t think he is at sams level so I have to disagree with Wayne saying he is the same as Sam. But if I were Souths I would not be spending $1m a year for 4 years they are going hard and big for a replacement for Sam. I think with the money GI, SAM,HIS BROTHER,WALKER and Sutton I would be going hard for arrow but far less money and I would take Mitchell too. I think we bleed a new number 6 as walker is asking way overs the offer Souths tabled of $650k is a very fair contract $850k is for a rep player that plays a solid 7/10 each and every game they play and at the moment he goes walking pardon the pun.

    As for next years table this is what and this is MHO would look like this.

    1) roosters

    2) raiders

    3) Souths

    4) sharks

    5) eels

    6) manly

    7) broncos

    8) storm

    9) tigers


    11) broncos

    12) dogs

    13) warriors

    14) knights


    16) titans

  16. TheRopeableRooster
    December 5, 2019 at 1:29 am
    “Hey mark. That……..”

    Hey BennyHill back as this nic and up to your old self agreeing with yourself.
    What were you barred for this time you Wombat?

  17. BTW sombreros to finish 7th-8th 2020 with the new look MRC and now with Latrell not there to attract the best defenders, Manu will struggle and go back to the average talent he is.
    Manu had a free pass all year with Latrelle heavily marked.

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