Star forward’s most likely destination revealed after Super League interest

Five NRL clubs are chasing star prop Marty Taupau who previously rejected a move to Super League with Leeds Rhinos previously interested.

This is according to the Sydney Morning Herald who also revealed that the situation with the salary cap down under is having an effect on the ability of clubs to sign players including Taupau.

A move for him is being delayed by the uncertainty of the salary cap following his Manly Sea Eagles debut.

This has opened the door for Super League clubs to make a move for the Rugby League World Cup Finalist.

This is because they can offer him stability and surety which is of course not what he has available to him in the NRL.

Subsequently, according to Rugby League Live Super League clubs are keeping tabs on the prop hoping to capitalise on his situation and lure him over to Europe.

He would certainly make an ideal signing for Leigh Leopards or Catalans Dragons.

But is this a realistic destination for Taupau?

According to respected Daily Telegraph journalist Phil Rothfield speaking on the Big Sports Breakfast, Taupau’s most likely destination is still in the NRL and with the Parramatta Eels.

He said:

“The Wests Tigers are waiting for finalisation of the salary cap also before they can formulate their actual offer to Nathan Brown and what Nathan Brown does is going to have a knock on effect around the game because I think Marty Taupau will finish up at Parramatta once they have the cap space from Nathan Brown going, so it’s still really, really messy.

“It’s not right on a lot of these players, that they’re being held up by these CBA negotiations.”

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