BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Tom Trbojevic of the Blues and Jake Trbojevic of the Blues pose with the trophy following game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Star Manly duo Jake and Tom Trbojevic could be set for mega contract extensions that will see them remain at the Sea Eagles, although Canterbury has confirmed their interest in the pair, and will make a play for the brothers on November 1 if they’re still on the market.

The Sea Eagles have recently spoken about a huge five-year, $10m deal for the pair, as they look to sign extensions before entering the final season of their contract in 2020.

However, the Dogs will have a lot of salary cap space for the 2021 season, and CEO Andrew Hill confirmed to Fox Sports the club would be interested in the Trbojevic brothers.

“We’d certainly be interested if they were on the market come November 1,” Hill said.

The Dogs will have open space in their cap in two years time, with the big-money contracts of stars like Kieran Foran, Josh Jackson and Will Hopoate all ending after the 2020 campaign.

A number of other players come out of contract at the end of that season, meaning the club will have a lot of flexibility for their 2021 cap.

Manly are still hellbent on keeping the pair, but will need to work their deals around captain Daly Cherry-Evans, whose contract takes up 16% of the club’s cap space until the end of the 2023 season.


  1. Loyalty (if any) vs CA$H

    If Manly can keep these 2 on big money contracts with DCE – It would mean Des is at it again with back ending deals.
    Either way Manly’s cap will be screwed

    As for the dogs cashed up in 2021 – who will be the coach? You’d expect Jake and Tommy would want to know who the coach will be before they sign

  2. Won’t surprise many to see the roosters explain how they can fit them in.
    That will make 8 origin players in their team.

  3. hmm…. play in a side with:
    a) chance of winning
    b) State, and International Reps like AFB, Taupau, DCE,

    or join a team featuring Jack Cogger and Nick Meaney…. hmmmmm tough choice!

  4. Dogs are kidding themselves. Saints have more chance of winning this years comp under Mary then the dogs have of landing the brothers

  5. Frank I suppose if you consider the roosters Morris a better buy than Roberts then you have a point.
    Speaking of washed up, how is Ryan Hall going after showing Blake Ferguson the door? LOL
    Then you have Angus Crighton on $800k a year. Souths put 2 years into developing him into a great back rower and Origin player and within 6 months under Robinson has become a virtual zero.
    As far as 15 nobodies are concerned, not sure where you derived that figure from but the inclusions of Ethan Lowe, Liam Knight and Jaydn Su’A for starters if you consider nobodies then once again you have a point.
    Many will suggest you are a complete fool, literally a fool.

  6. Just cause dogs show interest doesn’t mean they will be going there. The Titans would love to get craig bellamy and Cameron smith to their club but its never going to happen. Waste of time writing reading and responding to this article

  7. Honest opinion (not trying to throw chips to the seagulls), but if you (Manly) do it, and sign the Turbo brothers on $1mil (possibly plus) each p.a with DCE on your books don’t (you can’t realistically) complain when every other club buys any talent you may produce over the next few years.
    Do the maths.
    After paying paying 3 players you’d have around $6mil of cap for 27 players, or around $220K per player. That could work if you can keep bringing rookies through and/or sacrifice depth, but I think you’d become somewhat of a “feeder club” for FG players at other NRL teams.
    All that said, and as an Eels supporter, I think bring it on, and I hope other clubs can up the Turbo ante in the contract negotiations.

  8. Speaking of Ryan Hall, i think he is starting to warm up to it. He is a big guy, and big guys take the most time to heal in regards to injuries like ACL. He is averaging more than 160 metres a game, and i think towards the finals he could potentially become a force. Maybe.

    In regards to the brothers moving to Belmore, that probably won;t happen, and if it does, it would feel very weird and foreign.

    I think that Souths recruitment for this year has been very underrated. Players like Lowe and Knight are doing the job they were brought there to do, and some. They will be a real force when it comes to the finals. I still think Melbourne will win it though, unfortunately.

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