Exclusive: World class NRL youngster in “further discussions” with Super League clubs but huge obstacle stands in the way

One of the stories dominating the NRL at present is that of Karl Oloapu.

Regarded as a young man with the potential to be world class in the future, Oloapu’s future is up in the air.

The captain of the Australian Schoolboys, a huge honour for any young man, he is a stand-off with huge potential.

He signed a three-year deal at the Brisbane Broncos but feels the club has broken their promises to him forcing him to change position into a hooker or 13 whilst also asking him to change body shape.

Thus, Oloapu wants to move to pastures new but the Broncos seem set on denying him a release resulting in an investigation from the NRL.

Oloapu has said he will never play for the Broncos whilst it has been reported that he is considering a move to Rugby Union or indeed Super League.

Speaking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League, his manager and former Leeds Rhinos star Matt Adamson revealed recently that Oloapu had held discussions with two Super League clubs and now he has revealed that “further discussions” have been held with Super League clubs.

As to who these clubs are remains unclear. Warrington Wolves have a quota spot open and are looking for a halfback but perhaps a more senior player.

Catalans Dragons, a club Adamson coached for, has quota spots open and also told Josh Drinkwater he can find a new club, perhaps the Wolves.

Adamson’s former club Leeds Rhinos also have a quota spot open but are expected to use this on Leigh Leopards’ Nene MacDonald.

However, any move to Super League has a major stumbling block at present.

Until there is a ruling from the NRL in Oloapu’s favour or the Broncos grant a release, Oloapu’s future remains clouded.

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