Tom Briscoe
Sharks keen on Briscoe

Cronulla Sharks have told Hull FC’s sought-after winger Tom Briscoe a contract is sitting waiting for him for next season.

But Hull look set to hold on to their prized asset until the end of his contract in 2013, telling the NRL club he won’t be allowed to walk away from his deal at the KC.

Briscoe, who has instructed his Australian-based agent to sound out the market in the NRL, is attracting interest from a number of clubs Down Under.

The Mail can reveal the first to indicate a serious offer to Briscoe is the Sharks, where former Hull coach Peter Sharp is assistant coach.

However, with NRL clubs reluctant to pay transfer fees, and Hull owner Adam Pearson unwilling to lose a prized asset, Briscoe looks set to see out his FC deal at this stage.

The Mail spoke to Briscoe’s agent, David Riolo, who stressed the FC star was in no rush to move, despite a desire to play in the NRL.