SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Martin Taupau of the Sea Eagles looks dejected after losing the round 24 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Manly and New Zealand prop Martin Taupau is considering a move away from the Sea Eagles, after being shopped around earlier on this season.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Taupau is feeling unwanted after Manly put him up for sale earlier this season, and the Sydney Roosters could be in the box seat for the 28-year-old.

Roosters chairman Nick Politis has reportedly met with Taupau, although has denied Sydney’s interest in the forward.

Taupau is currently contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2020 season, meaning he’s still 14 months from negotiating with other clubs.

If he considers asking from a release from the club, it is believed Manly will grant him that release.

Taupau has played 23 games this season for the Sea Eagles, and averages 159.7 running metres and 27.8 tackles per contest.


  1. Told you manly supporters that he won’t be at your club next year.
    Also he won’t be at the rosters either.
    Done deal at Parra.
    Lane has signed.
    Taupau and Api to be announced shortly.

    • Yous haven’t got enough cap space to sign them, but if you slipped them some free accommodation it might seal the deal.

  2. If Barrett is going back to Penrith, he could be taking a couple of players with him? One reason to let the second rower go to the Bulldogs & say the salary cap is filled. Penrith haven’t signed any first graders other than Maloney & let ten go at least over the last couple of years.
    So maybe Taupau is going to Penrith , with Barrett & another player?

  3. Done deal at the Roosters, It will be announced after they lift the premiership trophy, no prizes for guessing who’s leaving πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŽ±

  4. I could 100% see why we’d be interested in him. It’s been said all year that our forwards need a shot in the arm, and they don’t offload enough. Taupau fits the bill on both those criteria. Our only two props are Napa and Hargreaves, and I don’t rate Napa as much more than a bench player. As a rooster, I’m excited

  5. James Tamou to knights Wayne Bennett to Penrith with Pangai jr Trent Merrin to manly and Taupau to panthers is the latest rumour

    • Fear not Franko, they’ll have to beat the mighty Eels tonight to take second spot off you at least.
      Yes, unfortunately that comment was made a tad tongue and cheek.

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