SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Corey Oates of the Broncos watches on during the round one NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos at UOW Jubilee Oval on March 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Corey Oates will shun big-money offers from Newcastle, St Geroge Illawarra and North Queensland to re-sign with the Brisbane Broncos.

According to The Courier Mail, Oates received offers of up to $600,000 per season from the clubs trying to lure him out of the Broncos.

However Oates’ manager Geroge Mimis told the paper his client would re-sign with the Broncos before the November 1 deadline.

“A new contract for Corey is imminent,” Mimis said.

“We have had very respectful and promising negotiations.

“Both parties are keen to continue a successful relationship. Corey’s preference was to always stay at the Broncos.”

Oates has played 120 games for the Broncos since making his debut in 2013.



  1. So Corey would rather get paid $200,000 less per year over 3 years then play for the dragons!!!!!
    Even with the uncertainty of who will be his coach in 2020. Well that says it all

  2. What i’d like to know is it really true he wants to play 2nd row or not>? He wont come to the dragons if that’s the case –

    I think he is brilliant “open running” player and a better finisher for a try than most. So why the desire to play 2nd row in the traffic of the middle 3rd>?.

    • All about cash… good second rowers warm a fair bit more then a good winger. Also some players just like being near the ball more

      • I probably agree, but good wingers come in and play a 2nd row position in the back end of return.
        I dont see Oates as a genuine 2nd rower – but i’ve been wrong b4.

        • “I dont see Oates as a genuine 2nd rower – but i’ve been wrong b4.”

          For a second there is pedro I thought you may have been “old man Bennett”. But Bennett is “never wrong” and certainly would never admit it if he was. 😉

          He may have had a shot at playing in the second row if he came to Souths but now he has locked himself in as a winger at least until Bennett is moved on.

  3. If you think that he will have less money in his bank account each year by signing with the Broncos over another club then you are a fool.

Comments are closed.