England star’s future set to be impacted as Samoa hero edges closer to move

Herbie Farnworth really caught the eye for England during the Rugby League World Cup.

The Brisbane Broncos centre made plenty of metres every game and showed his class in England’s biggest game of the tournament as they lost to Samoa.

He twice scored a sublime try to get England back into the game even sending the contest to Golden Point extra time.

However, his performance was intertwined with opposite number Stephen Crichton.

The Penrith Panthers star also scored twice and both times the try seemed set to win the game only for Farnworth to peg him back.

However, he would have the last laugh when the Penrith Panthers star nailed a drop goal in Golden Point to sink England and send Samoa into their first ever World Cup Final.

The two are also linked in the transfer market. Both centres right now, both are keen on a switch to fullback and both are options for the Canterbury Bulldogs who are looking to fill that role moving forward.

Ex-St Helens star and now Canterbury Bulldogs man Luke Thompson has pushed for the club to sign Farnworth.

However, a move for Farnworth to the Bulldogs now seems unlikely with reports suggesting that the Bulldogs are edging closer to signing Crichton.

This would leave Farnworth move likely to join new club The Dolphins or perhaps the other interested side Sydney Roosters. Brisbane may not have the cap space to keep him.

As for Crichton, he recently rejected a move to the NFL.

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