Exclusive: Next 24 hours key in determining whether star NRL forward could make Super League switch

Five NRL clubs are chasing star prop Marty Taupau who previously rejected a move to Super League with Leeds Rhinos previously interested.

This is according to the Sydney Morning Herald who also revealed that the situation with the salary cap down under is having an effect on the ability of clubs to sign players including Taupau.

A move for him is being delayed by the uncertainty of the salary cap following his Manly Sea Eagles debut.

This has opened the door for Super League clubs to make a move for the Rugby League World Cup Finalist.

This is because they can offer him stability and surety which is of course not what he has available to him in the NRL.

Subsequently, according to Rugby League Live Super League clubs are keeping tabs on the prop hoping to capitalise on his situation and lure him over to Europe.

But is this a realistic destination for Taupau? Serious About Rugby League understands that his management will make a decision on whether to pursue a move to England in the next 24 hours.

The next day, the continuing salary cap negotiations which is the stumbling block in the Samoan international’s future with of course involve ex-Hull KR star Clint Newton as president of the Players Association (RLPA) and if progress is made then Taupau will likely stay in the NRL.

Thus, tomorrow it will become clearer whether or not Taupau could make the move over to Super League having previously been linked to the competition before with a rumoured move to Leeds Rhinos once speculated about a number of years ago.

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