Former Leeds Rhinos target Martin Taupau could be set for a move to Super League.
The NRL enforcer has played almost 200 NRL games for Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers and Manly Sea Eagles, but Taupau looks to be surplus to requirements at the latter due to salary cap restraints.
“At the moment Manly don’t have the room to fit him (Garner) in but if Marty Taupau happens to go and Marty has been given permission to explore his options on the open market then maybe that brings Manly into play,” the Australian’s Brent Read said on Triple M.
“That is one to watch and it will hinge on the coaching situation at the Tigers and also what happens with Marty Taupau and if he finds another club and if he decides to move in the off-season.”
Leeds Rhinos had been interested in the Manly enforcer a couple of seasons ago, but that move hardly got off the ground yet Super League club are on high alert once more, though staying in the NRL is likely to be Taupau’s first choice.