Despite rumoured interest from Leeds Rhinos, it looks almost certain that Tariq Sims will be staying in the NRL with four clubs chasing his signature.
With Leeds Rhinos a rumoured destination, it was thought that Sims could enjoy a British dalliance towards the end of his career – much like his brothers Ashton and Korbin.
However, whilst the St George Illawarra Dragons seem committed to allowing the powerful forward leave at the end of the 2022 season, it appears as though Super League will not be his destination.
Though the Wests Tigers continue to be linked most heavily with Sims, it is thought the quickest possible deal is the one which the forward will favour, which means that the Sydney Roosters have come into contention.
The Dragons have reportedly been happy for Sims to leave if a deal can be found that is suitable for club and player with the New South Wales Origin representative wanting to get his future sorted sooner rather than later.
Four of the most successful clubs in the NRL in recent years – the Penrith Panthers, Melbourne Storm, the Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs – are keeping close tabs on Sims as he fights for his future, whilst for Leeds to sign him it would mean the Rhinos would have to release one of their overseas stars to make way.