SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Apisai Koroisau of the Manly Sea Eagles passes the ball during the round four NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Lottoland on April 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau is nearing a decision about his future with interest from as many as half a dozen clubs.

The premiership winner’s most viable options are the Bulldogs and Warriors as neither club would need to move other players to balance the salary cap like their fellow rivals.

Koroisau still has two years left on his Manly deal but the Sea Eagles are letting him explore his options.

The Warriors offer is more lucrative but he is looking likely to move to Belmore on a three-year deal according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Manly have noted young gun Manase Fainu as a long-term No.9 and a move for Koroisau would free up salary cap space for siblings Jake and Tom Trbojevic to stay on as expected despite recruitment interest from the Bulldogs.

Canterbury are looking at the Knights for more signings after being unsuccessful with Jesse Ramien as they remain in the mix for Herman Ese’ese, though the coaching change has made talks more complicated.

11 COMMENTS

  1. “Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau is expected to make a decision about his future as early as Wednesday with interest from as many as half a dozen clubs”

    Hmmm, but isn’t today Thursday ?, Has he already made the decision ?

  2. Signed with dogs and whilst it’s sad to see him go as he’s a great player I do feel fainu has more upside and a lot cheaper for now, wish him all the best and hope he can stay injury free and will really add something so desperately missing from dogs

  3. As a long suffering Bulldogs supporter I really like this signing. I have always liked Api as a player and his experience and spark will be good for the dogs.

  4. Bugger another player the Warriors couldn’t bring over this year. Add him to list list of Matt Lodge, George Williams, Jake Turpin, David Fifita, Dylan Brown and probably more.

    Other than our really good backline we have 3 halves that all want to start with likely the best of the 3 (CHT) not being selected, we have no hooker, two front rowers underperforming, a couple of below average second rowers and the always injured Tohu Harris and Jazz Teveaga who always tries his hardest at lock.

    Instead of trying to bring over Aussies for insane amounts of money we should lure of a couple big name kiwis cause at least they come back.
    Target and Sing ONE of James Fisher-Harris, Martin Taupau, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Josh Pappalii and Issac Liu for forwards and for hooker I guess we have to take Danny Levi but I would throw a really big offer at Brandon Smith first.
    Something like 5 years at 600k.
    All we need is 1 big forward and 1 good hooker and we will be good

  5. 1. RTS
    2. Fusitua
    3. Herbert
    4. Hiku
    5. Maumalo
    6. CHT
    7. Green
    8. Paasi
    9. Smith
    10. Pappalii/JFH/NAS/Liu/Taupau
    11. Blair
    12. Harris
    13. Teveaga

    14. Nikorima
    15. Ah Mau
    16. Afoa
    17. Pappalii

    18. Lisone/Burr

  6. @swa9amuff1n it’s ridiculous how many more Australian players are they going to target before they realise that Australian stars don’t want to play in New Zealand. the warriors have enough cap to sign 2 major front rowers plus if we get rid of the heavily overrated Blake green and the forever underperforming Blair we could maybe even get a 3rd option.

  7. Yeah totally agree bro, I remember years and years ago when everyone said they need to get rid of all the islanders and bring in Aussies cause they will play defence and not offload the ball and stuff.
    Now they target all these Aussie and none want to come. They are willing to seriously over pay for some Aussies but won’t bring in who the people actually want. They made a mistake in Sam Tompkins, then they bring in Kieran Foran and let Vatuvei leave. Then they overpaid for Adam Blair when he was 32 on a deal running until he turns 35.
    Not to say they do everything wrong. Letting Johnson go was a really tough but good call. Tohu Harris and RTS were definitely good buys and they are kiwis.

  8. Warriorsemg.., I always think the team looks like at least a top 8 team each year. They can beat any team on their day.
    Do you think the coach is the right person?
    How about some Canterbury Cup players , or Queensland Cup? Some good players there just waiting for a chance. I think quite a few teams should look harder in those competitions. Brisbane has 600 players in scholarships. They can’t keep them all & most must be good players.

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