Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was making headlines for the wrong reasons this week.
The big Sydney Roosters prop returned from suspension last Friday to make his first appearance of the World Cup at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium as New Zealand defeated Ireland 48-10.
However, after 13 minutes he was sin binned for what Ireland boss Ged Corcoran described as a “dog shot.”
He has since picked up a one match ban meaning he will miss the Kiwis’ quarter-final clash against Fiji at Hull FC’s MKM Stadium on Saturday as they look to avenge their defeat to Fiji at the same interval in the 2017 World Cup.
Now though JWH is making headlines for other reasons as Catalans Dragons discuss making an approach for the prop according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Dragons have told Josh Drinkwater and another former Roosters prop Dylan Napa that they are free to look for a new club as the Dragons look for a rebuild.
This would open up two quota spots and allow the Dragons to attract JWH going into 2023.
There is a real link between the Roosters and the Dragons with former Rooster Mitchell Pearce in the halves, former Sydney assistant Steve McNamara at the helm and the club also announced that JWH’s Roosters teammate Siosiua Taukeiaho had signed a three-year deal with the French club starting in 2023.