Robert Lui

From one NRL bad boy to another; the Cronulla Sharks are eyeing Robert Lui to replace sacked five-eighth Todd Carney.

Sports Confidential can confirm Lui’s management has been approached – on an informal basis – about the off-contract 24-year-old’s desire to return to Sydney.

While the irony of chasing a player with a criminal record to replace one with a lengthy rap sheet is sure to be noted, Lui appears to have learned some vital lessons.

As a former Tiger, he also fits the club’s recent recruitment criteria and remains extremely close to ex-team mate Andrew Fifita.