There is a lot of talk about Penrith Panthers star Stephen Crichton who broke English hearts in the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals.
After kicking the winning drop goal, talk about his future has only intensified but he is now set for his first contract talks since the start of State of Origin this year with plenty of stumbling blocks in the way.
Partly due to the fact Crichton is keen on playing fullback in the future making him the ideal target for the Canterbury Bulldogs and The Dolphins.
However, the changes being made to the salary cap and the minimum wage set to be doubled because of ex-Hull KR star Clint Newton as president of the Players Association (RLPA) are slowing down Penrith’s ability to tie him down to a new deal over the last few months.
It is said by Fox League that Panthers bosses are reportedly fearing they could lose him if plans to double the NRL’s minimum wage are confirmed after Newton’s pursuit of change.
Crichton’s management haven’t discussed an extension for the Samoan gun since the start of the State of Origin series earlier this year according to the Sydney Morning Herald and the Bulldogs are keen on offering him $1 million.