BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Jordan Kahu of the Broncos takes on the defence during the round 12 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium on May 24, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Broncos back Jordan Kahu is considering switching codes to rugby union, according to a report by The Courier Mail.

Brisbane face a salary cap squeeze having already sent Josh McGuire to the Cowboys and are reportedly keen to release Alex Glenn to the Titans, while Kahu could become the latest casualty.

Kahu is contracted at Red Hill until the end of the 2019 season, but the club will reportedly not stand in his way if he wishes to play elsewhere.

The Titans emerged as a potential landing spot up for Kahu until their signing of Manly centre Brian Kelly, which has made a union code switch a strong reality for the 27-year old.

“I will go back to union one day,” Kahu told The Courier Mail last year, who grew up playing the 15-man format.

“Growing up as a union boy, it’s in my blood and I don’t think I’d ever be satisfied if I didn’t really go back and at least try.

“I love rugby, I watch it most weekends. Every big game I watch and a lot of boys I grew up with are playing at a high level so I enjoy supporting them as well.

“I don’t have to play it on a professional level. Even if it’s when I’m finished with league, I just want to go back and have a run around and make sure I can still play rugby.”

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    • Only if he is on 180-220 a year, he isn’t worth much more, he offers nothing in attack, he would just be some experience

    • WHO is Manly’s current goal kicker screaming? Not Dylan Walker surely?

      It is a real deficiency in Manly’s line-up that must be addressed ahead of next season if the Sea Eagles want to be competitive and not give up 2 points after every try or failing to capitalise on penalties within kicking distance.

      • Hodgkinson is the only real kicker amongst that lot and he probably won’t be a starter. He also has bad knees and is too last Gen. Can Cade Cust kick goals?

        • Cade isn’t in first grade without a few injuries so prob doesn’t matter. And no I don’t think he is a goal kicker.
          Has anyone heard the Dylan walker to tigers rumour???
          Surely manly aren’t letting go there 2 best centres at same time,

  1. How much more cap do we need? We freed up 500k+ with McGuire and would free up another 500k+ with Glenn. Surely thats enough for these 3 players.

  2. Interesting isn’t it.
    I wonder with Penrith , why they have needed to release at least 11 first graders over the last two off seasons. Plus lower graders. For just the purchase of 1 good first grader in Maloney. With a few lower graders .
    Yet Newcastle & the Gold Coast can go on buying frenzies .
    I guess Stagg will be the next best centre at Brisbane without Kahu?

    • I think the difference is that Penrith have upgraded a lot of contracts over the past few years with all of the talent that they have been developing, whereas Newcastle and the Gold Coast have been actively bringing in new players as their junior crops haven’t provided as much.

  3. You may be right.
    I know there are plenty of quality youngsters coming up through the Newcastle juniors now though . So just buying a first grade team , will mean Newcastle will continue to lose those players. Can’t have it both ways I guess.
    Hey South’s supporters. With all the chat of who Bennett will bring to South’s ? I said you should be worried about who Seibold may take north with him. So it seems Brisbane is clearing salary cap space for Cook! Oh Crap..

    • Keep stirring EastOfDivide!! 😊 I personally think Brisbane is clearing salary cap space to pay for upgraded contracts on the likes of TPJ, Oates and Lodge, who as yet have not re signed with the club.

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