Exclusive: Exciting NRL youngster has spoken to two Super League clubs as agent has say on whether former club Leeds Rhinos is one of them

One of the big stories today centres around one of the most exciting youngsters in the sport, Karl Oloapu.

The young stand-off signed a three-year deal at Brisbane Broncos and is one of the most exciting young players around at the moment.

He captained the Australian Schoolboys, which is as big an accolade that any player can achieve in their teenage years. He was also crowned the player of the tournament in the recent under 18s competition.

However, his future is up in the air due to what The Mole of The Wide World of Sports described as “broken promises.”

Oloapu was promised that he would be part of the 30-man fulltime squad for next season and in line for the five-eighth spot but has instead been told he will play lock or hooker and has been asked to change his body position.

According to The Mole, this has him and his agent former Leeds Rhinos man Matt Adamson considering a move to rugby union or indeed Super League.

If he were to come to Super League it would be one of the biggest coups in the competition history as one of the world’s best youngsters leaves behind the NRL for the English equivalent.

Speaking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League, Adamson revealed that they have already spoken to two Super League clubs about a potential move for the young stand-off.

When asked if one of these clubs was his former side the Leeds Rhinos, Adamson said: “I’m sure Rohan knows the kid as Head Coach of Norths Devils previously.”

That said, Adamson admitted that they’d prefer for the young man to stay in the NRL but that may not be an option: “We’d prefer to leave Karl to be developed in Australia but currently that decision is out of our hands. Karl will be a world class talent either in NRL or SL.”

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