SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Blayke Brailey and Jayden Brailey pose during a Cronulla Sharks NRL media opportunity at Shark Park on February 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

According to NRL 360 host Paul Kent, The Wests Tigers are in the race for Sharks rookie hooker Blayke Brailey, brother of Cronulla’s starting hooker Jayden.

Brailey has been a target for rival clubs recently, with Canterbury another club set to lure the 20-year-old this off-season.

“Blayke Brailey’s on the market now, he’s off-contract this year,” Kent told NRL 360 on Fox League.

“I think the Wests Tigers might be having a little nibble at him.

“They can’t stay together. They’re two brothers who play the same position and they can’t just spend the rest of their careers swapping minutes so one of them will have to move on at some point.

“Obviously at Wests Tigers, Robbie Farah moves on at the end of the season so there’s a position vacant there at dummy half.

“It may not come off but certainly the Tigers are having a look at Blayke Brailey as a replacement for full-time hooker.

“If Cronulla believe Blayke’s going to have a bigger future (than Jayden), how do they manage that?”

With some huge wraps on the potential of Blakye (the younger Brailey), it’s a situation the Sharks will monitor closely as the season pans out – but a decision on the future of both brothers will need to be made before they start looking elsewhere.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Damn which one to keep? Jayden is bit of a workhorse, while Blayke has more attacking flair apparently.

  2. Literally what I’ve been saying for months these young/rebuilding teams (Tigers,Eels,Panthers,Bulldogs) need to make plays for a hooker this season. Both Braileys are about to be off contract. Reece Robson at the Dragons is another. Danny Levi could be a fall back option. Brandon Smith if you throw a lot of money at him he may come but doubt it. There’s lots of young potentially great hookers off contract nows the time.

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