Another day, another rumour doing the rounds. The latest to hit the grapevine is Willie Mason is set to join the Cronulla Sharks after visa troubles preventing him going to the English Super League.
The former Australia forward, whose signature in September made him arguably the most high-profile recruit in the history of Super League, is currently stranded in Australia waiting for a visa.
The ongoing delay, combined with the fact that Mason had to gain a Tongan passport to make the application possible, had led to speculation that the 30-year-old would never land in England.
It’s understood the Sharks have $200,000 available in their salary cap and coach Shane Flanagan said his priority was to sign a forward, not a back in regards to the recent reports that the Sharks were close to signing troubled star Timana Tahu.