England star Herbie Farnworth wants to play fullback after starring in the Rugby League World Cup with some moments of heroics that nearly dragged England to the final.
He is one of the most sought after players in the NRL after entering the last 12 months of his current deal at Brisbane Broncos enabling rival clubs to negotiate with him.
Playing fullback could be a big part of any deal and it is this which has Canterbury Bulldogs and The Dolphins interested whilst Sydney Roosters are only interested in him as a centre with a number of fullbacks at the club.
However, he is set to lose the fullback battle at Brisbane to young man Reece Walsh according to the West Australian who are reporting that the Broncos see Walsh as the key at fullback which will leave Farnworth at centre and make a move all the more likely especially with the big money offers coming his way and the Broncos having plenty of top earners already.
Speaking in the West Australian, Brisbane Boss Kev Walters has spoken about what Walsh will bring.
“Reece is still only a young footballer and learning about the NRL but he has been a great acquisition,” Walters said.
“His voice is really strong and he is quite a strong character as well. That has been a positive for us. His energy around the place is very infectious as well. He has always got something to say.
“The combinations he is working on with our spine are really good in defence and attack.”
Walters said Walsh was “more vocal” than last season’s fullbacks Te Maire Martin and Tesi Niu.
“That is one of the reasons we got him here. He came through our system and we knew his strong points,” he said.