Latest on NRL Grand Final winner Tyrone May’s Super League move

When NRL Grand Final winner Tyrone May was linked with a move to Super League following his exit from the Penrith Panthers, there was a great deal of intrigue.

Here was a 25-year-old with a Grand Final winners’ ring having his contract terminated after a social media post referencing his previous criminal conviction caused consternation at the Panthers.

According to the Daily Telegraph, May and his management have been in negotiations with the Catalans Dragons for over a week as the French club look to partner the utility star with Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce is ready to sign a lucrative three-year deal in the south of France, with the outgoing James Maloney also voicing his opinion – he played with May at the Panthers back in 2018.

May also has links with the Catalans general manager, Alex Chan, who coached him back in 2014 with Penrith’s under 18- SG Ball side.

A move to the Super League would enable the 25-year-old to refresh amidst a current barrage of criticism levelled at him and his past indiscretion.

It would also enable the Dragons to head to the field with an extremely competitive playmaker waiting patiently for an opportunity. Would he displace Pearce and silky halfback Josh Drinkwater, though?

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