Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Several clubs interested

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have launched a raid on their cross-town rivals by tabling an offer for the Sydney Roosters’ Kiwi Test forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Rabbitohs insiders have confirmed coach Michael Maguire has identified Waerea-Hargreaves as the club’s priority target for next season.

The Sunday Telegraph can also reveal that Newcastle Knights super-coach Wayne Bennett and Wests Tigers four-time premiership winner Tim Sheens will submit formal offers for Waerea-Hargreaves.

Under a new policy instituted at the Rabbitohs since Maguire’s arrival as coach, South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson refuses to comment on recruitment and retention issues.

Maguire also refused to comment when approached about South Sydney’s interest in the Roosters prop.

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