SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles talks to team mates during the round 14 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Lottoland on June 16, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Just days after the Brisbane Broncos emerged as potential suitors for Sea Eagles captain Daly Cherry-Evans, a couple of NRL greats have linked the Manly halfback to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Reports suggested that Cherry-Evans notified his teammates of his desire to remain at Brookvale following rumours of the Broncos’ interest, with the 32-year-old contracted with Manly until the end of the next year.

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However, league greats Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler revealed on Channel 9 that the Maroons star had been connected to a shock move to Redfern.

“There was a rumour he was going to Souths,” Fittler said.

Johns replied: “I heard that rumour too, that he was going to Souths. He really enjoyed being coached by Wayne [Bennett].”

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The Rabbitohs are set to lose their own captain and star halfback, with Adam Reynolds on the brink of signing a three-year, $2.4 million deal with Cronulla.

Cherry-Evans is the latest name to be brought into the halfback transfer frenzy, with Chad Townsend and Tom Dearden already set for moves to North Queensland, while Shaun Johnson and Mitch Moses join Reynolds in being linked to multiple clubs, namely the Broncos.


  1. Seriously? Has DCE forgotten that Wayne is going back to QLD at the end of this season? It’s more likely that Freddy & Joey were talking after a few (dozen) schooners!

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