There’s been a lot of talk around England star Herbie Farnworth recently.
The Brisbane Broncos centre scored twice for England and was nearly the headline maker in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final against Samoa until England suffered Golden Point heartache.
Since then it has been reported that Farnworth could receive offers of up to $800,000 as he enters the last 12 months of his contract at the club enabling him to speak to other clubs.
Ex-St Helens star and his England teammate Luke Thompson has pushed for Canterbury Bulldogs to sign him whilst Sydney Roosters are also said to be interested in Farnworth.
Meanwhile, it has been reported this morning that NRL new boys the Dolphins are about to begin their pursuit for the centre wanting to play him at fullback which is Farnworth’s own ambition.
However, it has been suggested that Farnworth’s future has already been settled.
According to the Daily Telegraph’s David Riccio speaking on SEN Radio, there is an understanding amongst some including Canterbury Bulldogs Chief Phil Gould that Farnworth has already signed a deal elsewhere.
This is unlikely to be current club Brisbane who already have plenty of big earners in their current squad.
So, could the Dolphins have already secured his signature or perhaps the Sydney Roosters have added Farnworth to their squad.
It could be another club but due to the amount he is set to earn in the NRL it’s unlikely to be a Super League club despite his family connections to Wigan Warriors through his uncle who used to be a development coach at the Warriors