There are question marks looming over the future of England star Herbie Farnworth.
Farnworth was already a well sought after star after a terrific year with the Brisbane Broncos but his performances in an England shirt, namely his two tries against Samoa in the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup, has reports saying he could field contract offers of beyond $800,000 as he enters the last 12 months of his current deal allowing him to talk to other clubs.
A big sticking point is the fact that he wants to play fullback which has seen new club The Dolphins and Canterbury Bulldogs immerge as potential destinations for the Englishman with Sydney Roosters also said to be interest.
Now Farnworth’s teammate at Brisbane Adam Reynolds has spoke out about Farnworth’s desire to play fullback making a bold claim about his future ambitions to play at the back believing that it is somewhat unlikely at Brisbane anyway.
“We just have to find out what works best for us as a club,” Reynolds said to the Daily Telegraph.
“He has played in the centres for England at the World Cup and he had a terrific World Cup.
“He definitely showed what he is capable of and that was coming back after a pretty significant injury.
“We just have to get him back on board and fit and healthy again.”
Responding to the suggestion that this could see Reece Walsh move into the halves if Farnworth did move to fullback, Reynolds said: “I don’t think we will see him in the halves.
“He is pretty good out the back. We have had a couple of sessions already and things are moving pretty nicely.
“It is just about continually working on our relationship both on and off the field, and making sure we have got the chemistry so we can click when it counts.”