Super League clubs are set to circle sacked NRL star John Asiata after his NRL career looks over.
The World Wide of Sports has revealed that the 28-year-old is considering a move to Super League even despite vaccination problems, with Asiata reportedly not having any trouble finding a potential suitor.
But, it’s now been revealed just why he is so strongly against the vaccination program.
One of Asiata’s children had a terrible reaction to a routine childhood vaccination a couple of years ago, which has prompted the former North Queensland Cowboys star to dismiss any such inoculation.
The Bulldogs have become the first side to lose a player over the vaccination program, but Asiata had only just joined the club on a one-year deal in the off-season.
And, the 28-year-old told the Bulldogs in November that he’d rather work on a construction site than be given the jab.
Club bosses warned Asiata last week he’d be sacked if his stance didn’t change.
“The Bulldogs and John Asiata have agreed to part ways by mutual consent,” the club said in a statement.
“Asiata, signed with the club this season, but had yet to train with the squad.
“The Bulldogs wish John and his family all the best for the future.”
Asiata also looks to be attracting attention from controversial mining magnate Clive Palmer, owner of the Southport Tigers in the Queensland Cup.
Palmer was responsible for kickstarting Israel Folau’s career back in Australia and has now extended a hand to Asiata after he parted ways with the Bulldogs.