Daniel Tupou is one of the best wingers on the planet.
He is an NRL winner and shone in the World Cup for Tonga.
A huge, tall and powerful winger, he is a dangerous force on the flank and has been a consistent performer in the NRL.
However, he could now be headed to Super League or rugby union.
Tupou is set to have a huge decision on his hands as the Roosters strengthen their backline.
And, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the winger is set to consider “a big money move to Super League.”
They stated: “Daniel Tupou will soon have to decide whether to remain at the Sydney Roosters – and complete the tallest, most intimidating back line in the NRL – or entertain a big-money move to the Super League or Japanese Rugby.”
It is now being reported by the Mole of Wide World of Sports that “several UK clubs” are set to monitor the winger and his situation with Super League clubs likely to offer him a longer term deal than any of Sydney’s NRL rivals.
Recently St Helens Chief Mike Rush admitted the club would be silly not be interested in a player like Tupou.
This all comes of course after the news about Dom Young.
The winger had wanted to confirm his future before the start of the 2023 campaign, which begins in early March, something that had been confirmed by his agent, and has now come true with news that he’s signed with another club for 2024.
Trent Robinson, coach of the Sydney Roosters, had reportedly wined and dined Young last week but was one of a number of coaches to have done so with the former England man.
However it appears that Robinson’s meeting had the desired effect with the Daily Telegraph reporting that Young will sign with the Roosters for 2024 and beyond.
It’s believed that he had received huge offers ranging upwards of $500,000 a season, but ultimately it’s the Roosters who he has signed for.
He’ll join England teammate, Victor Radley, providing that the loose forward also extends his stay in Sydney given he is also out of contract for 2024 and beyond at present.
Losing Young is a huge blow for Newcastle Knights and potentially even a blow for the two young English stars who are set to join them in 2024, Will Pryce and Kai Pearce-Paul will no longer have a familiar English face to nurture their early NRL days.
Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins were one of the sides who have missed out on Young, the former England boss another one of the reported NRL coaches who met with the former Huddersfield Giants star.