Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett has revealed he’s “nonetheless ” in pinching Broncos and England worldwide Herbie Farnworth from his outdated hang-out.
However Bennett might have his work lower out for him in a aggressive participant market after the 22-year-old’s spectacular World Cup marketing campaign for England.
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Though the Brits have been knocked out by Samoa in a World Cup boilover, Farnworth starred for the English, additional bettering his standing as one of many sport’s most coveted stars.
A lot has been stated in regards to the Dolphins and the failure to draw a giant title star however Farnworth might be a pretty proposition.
Farnworth had already turned the Broncos down in Could when he signed a one-year deal at Purple Hill however is keen to ply his commerce as a fullback, somewhat than a centre.
At Brisbane, Reece Walsh and Selwyn Cobbo are anticipated to battle it out for the fullback function.
On the Dolphins, former Cowboys Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is believed to be the frontrunner for the No. 1, whereas Jamayne Isaako can also be a contender.
Regardless, Bennett is keen to attempt to get his man.
“Herbie solely signed for one 12 months, so we’re undoubtedly ,” Bennett stated.
“I used to be enthusiastic about him final 12 months and our curiosity continues to be there.
“I’m not going to speak about positions with Herbie, however the backside line is he’s again in the marketplace and we’re nonetheless very eager on him.
“We had a chat to him final 12 months and he wished to remain on the Broncos, which he did, that’s wonderful, however he’s a free agent once more.
“I’m nonetheless enthusiastic about signing Herbie, so we’d wish to have a chat once more.”
Farnworth has been with the Broncos since he was 15 however with the trail to the fullback spot in Brisbane seemingly closed, he may look elsewhere.
Broncos recruitment boss Simon Scanlan informed NewsCorp there was some wage cap stress.
“I don’t know if we are able to maintain Herbie,” he stated.
“We’d like to maintain him however what different golf equipment are ready to pay him, I can’t reply that.”
One other membership that’s undoubtedly is the Bulldogs, as Phil Gould revealed fellow Brit Luke Thompson was main the cost for his signature.
The Bulldogs are anticipated to attempt to signal both Farnworth or Panthers again Stephen Crichton, who buried the English and despatched Samoa into the World Cup last.
Fullback is one place the Bulldogs don’t have nailed down.
Bulldogs soccer boss Phil Gould informed NewsCorp: ““By no means spoken to him (however) Luke Thompson stated he was very impressed with him from the RLWC. That’s all I do know,” he wrote in a textual content alternate.
“Luke was significantly eager on Herbie.
“I believe he manages himself and I’m informed he’s sorted elsewhere. I haven’t delved into it and haven’t spoken to Luke since England misplaced final week.
“However sure, Luke was very impressed with a number of of the UK squad, together with Herbie.
“A number of have indicated they’d wish to play within the NRL. There’s loads of expertise there.”
Including a fullback to five-eighth Matt Burton and hooker Reed Mahoney, the Bulldogs are reportedly seeking to dip again into the Eels within the hunt for both Mitchell Moses or Dylan Brown to be their No. 7.
Nevertheless, the Broncos additionally like their probabilities of conserving Farnworth proper the place he’s.
“Herbie is coming into his greatest footy,” Broncos coach Kevin Walters stated.
“Herbie has been right here a very long time. He has been right here since he was 15 and his greatest soccer is in entrance of him, whether or not it’s at centre or fullback.
“I’m undecided if he thinks he’s a long run fullback however he needs to see if he can deal with the place and I’m pleased to accommodate that.
“He has an enormous future on the Broncos.”