GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Sean O'Sullivan of the Roosters celebrates a try during the round 18 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Roosters at Cbus Super Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters rookie halfback Sean O’Sullivan is about to be thrusted into the spotlight and has two proud clubs fighting for his signature.

According to The Australian, the Roosters would love to resign O’Sullivan, however, the Brisbane Broncos have shown interest in luring the rookie north after his solid debut for the Tricolours against the Gold Coast Titans last Sunday night.

It’s also understood the Canberra Raiders were also keen on the young playmaker, but have ultimately not progressed any further with the matter as they believe O’Sullivan will sign with either the Broncos or Roosters.

The Broncos believe O’Sullivan would be the right type of player to contest the No. 7 jersey alongside Kodi Nikorima.

O’Sullivan, 19, has been viewed as a long-term replacement for Cooper Cronk, and impressed in his first grade debut for the Roosters, scoring what has now been revealed as a disallowed try.

The youngster was at the hands of a conversational call after momentarially losing control of the ball into the upright before grounding it in the ingoal.

Referee boss Bernard Sutton conceded the on-field and video referees made the wrong call.

“However once it touched the ground it constituted a knock-on and should have been ruled that way,” Sutton said.

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Expecting to return to NSW cup this weekend for the Roosters feeder club, O’Sullivan will have a huge decision to make regarding his playing career.


  1. I am hearing Parramatta will make a big play at this lad and Corey Norman will replace Blake Austin at the Raiders.

  2. Sorry, I thought they were all fighting over Cleary? Now it’s O’Sullivan?
    It’s hard to keep up with all the halves The Roosters & The Broncos are out to sign or re sign.
    I guess Cleary is just last weeks news.
    Does that mean he’s staying at Penrith? Or is he now signing with the Tigers or perhaps Raiders?
    As the Roosters wouldn’t be desperate to keep O’Sullivan & Broncos to sign him , if Cleary was going to either club.
    Who will they all be desperate to sign next week ?

  3. Just a comment on halves in general.
    Some clubs have perhaps produced one quality half/ 5/8th recently? Maybe two at a stretch?
    Newcastle has some quality young guys that will soon be seen. Such as Tex Hoy. Great player!
    Who is the King of producing good halves right now? Penrith.
    O’Sullivan, yet another quality half to add to the list. Add him to Moylan, Cleary ( been there since he was fourteen ), May, Luai, Blore. Won’t be the last either.
    So give a hand to Penrith! Juniors making the club proud. Other clubs supporters, suck it up!

    • You can bloody “suck it up” after the Rabbitohs win the comp.
      By the way, some nobody halfback who has never ever played in 1 first grade game can NOT be considered as “Great”

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