Many players generated headlines during the Rugby League World Cup.
One more so than others was Samoa star Joseph Suaali’i.
The Sydney Roosters back was given the chance to star at fullback, a rare instance given James Tedesco, Australia skipper, is nailed on at one at the Roosters.
He truly shone as well due to his explosive running style and the power he possesses.
Suaali’i was described by the likes of former St Helens man Jon Wilkin and others as a “generational talent” however the task for rugby league is keeping him in the sport.
The World Cup Finalist drummed up interest all across the planet despite still being a teenager including un rugby union.
It was important that rugby league kept a hold of Suaali’i, after all he is a generational talent.
However, despite agreeing to stay in 2024, from 2025 onwards he is set to leave our sport for rugby union after agreeing a $1.6 million move to rugby union in a blow for rugby league.
This sparked a war of words between both sports and prompted plenty of bad blood.
Now there are reports from down under that the young star could be allowed to leave early with their being little worth in the Roosters investing in a young player set for pastures new.
However, the Roosters have refuted these claims.