Rumour Mill: Hull eye domestic recruits, Barba return on hold & Benji’s new admirers

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Keeping you up to date with the biggest rumours and gossip from the world of rugby league.

Benji for Sydney?

Benji Marshall’s next club has been continuously debated following his departure from Wests, but it appears as though Sydney Roosters are leading the chase for the veteran halfback, according to zerotackle.com.

Barba return put on hold

As League Express reports, a potential Ben Barba return looks unlikely now due to visa eligibility issues. Leigh were understood to be frontrunners for his signature.

Catalans hunt forward

The Dragons have lost the likes of Remi Casty, Sam Moa, Antoni Maria and Mickael Simon, so there’s no surprise that the French side are still on the market for a forward, according to League Express. They also have two quota spots available due to the departure of Moa and David Mead.

Rabbitohs eye Allan replacement

With Corey Allan’s departure, Souths appear in the market for Wests winger David Nofoaluma, according to Fox Sports.

Hughes attracting attention

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Melbourne star Jahrome Hughes is weighing up lucrative offers from several NRL clubs as he ponders his future.

Titans in for Coates

NRL.com has revealed the Gold Coast as the newest admirers of the 19-year-old after Xavier Coates met with Storm and Cowboys representatives before Christmas. Brisbane have tabled a retention bid, but it remains to be seen what Coates’ decision will be.

Hodgson targets domestic recruits

New Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson has highlighted two positions in which he would like to strengthen, according to League Express. But, it’s domestic all the way as Hull’s seven quota spots are all used up.

Levi to Salford

Manly’s nine for 2020, Danny Levi, is now a free agent and with Salford still on the market for players, reports suggest it could well prove to be a match. With over 100 NRL games under his belt, the hooker would be a shrewd acquisition.

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