English rugby league fans could be about to see one of the best Australian youngsters around at the moment in Super League next year.
That’s according to notorious rugby league journalist The Mole of Wide World of Sports who claims Karl Oloapu is ready to turn his back on the NRL over broken promises.
Oloapu was the Australian Schoolboys skipper, a major achievement for another young player and was recently the player of the tournament at the national under 18s Championships.
He signed a three-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos at the start of 2022 but the exciting halfback is currently refusing to show up to training over “broken promises” not just from the club but from the sport itself.
According to The Mole, the stand-off is now considering a move to rugby union or a switch to Super League in what would be a major coup for any Super League side though it would mean using one of their quota spots on an 18-year-old perhaps not quite ready for first team action.
The young man is currently managed by former Leeds Rhinos star Matt Adamson meaning that a move to Headingley wouldn’t be out of the question especially now that the Rhinos have an open quota spot.
Likewise, his connections at Catalans Dragons having coached there could also make a move to France likely.
For young Oloapu, he simply wants to be a part of a first team squad and play in the halves with the young man telling The Miles, “The club told me I would be in the top 30 full-time players next year and that I would be playing at my preferred position of five-eighth.
“I have been told I am not part of the full-time squad and they want me to play lock or hooker and change the shape of my body.”