England star’s future ambitions given boost

England star Herbie Farnworth caught the eye in the Rugby League World Cup.

He was nearly the hero at the Emirates in the semi-final when his two sensational tries helped guided the England to Golden Point extra time.

However, England hearts were then broken by Stephen Crichton’s drop goal which sent Samoa to the final against England.

That game however underlined Farnworth’s quality which had already been plain to see in his superb form for the Brisbane Broncos.

Entering the last 12 months of his deal at Brisbane, he can now talk to rival clubs about a move in 2024.

The Sydney Roosters are reportedly interested in the England star but his future ambition to play fullback moving forward.

This is why NRL new club The Dolphins have been chasing him hard as are the Canterbury Bulldohgs.

Their pursuit has been spear-headed by his England teammate and former St Helens star Luke Thompson.

Though the Bulldogs are keen on Farnworth, they are also interested in playing Crichton at fullback if they can sign him from Penrith Panthers.

However, Brisbane’s chances of keeping him could be boosted as could his ambitions of playing fullback. Right now, there is a three-way battle for fullback at the Broncos with Reece Walsh and Tesi Niu.

However, that is set to become a two-way battle in 2023 with Niu previously given permission to talk to other clubs and is his negotiating with other sides according to the Daily Telegraph.

This comes as star forward Keenan Palasia tries to force his way out of the club.

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