In a new fortnightly segment for NRLNEWS, Ali joins us to provide the latest NRL rumours, signings and news, sure to cause some discussion.
This article will be formatted as a series of questions that have arisen in the last fortnight in regards to: players, signings, dramas, and of course rumours.
In the last fortnight, there are still a ton of rumours are floating around the Rugby League universe despite the 2014 NRL season being done and dusted.
So, without further adieu, here are this fortnights NRL questions and answers:
Q- So two players were reported to be leaving the Bulldogs, we know one is Dale Finucane but who is the other?
A- Featherstone Rovers have signed former Canterbury, Cronulla and Parramatta forward Reni Maitua on a two-year deal.
Q- What is the latest on Trent Merrin and who is most likely to sign him for season 2016?
A- Well, I know for a fact that Trent Merrinâ€™s manager Wayne Beavis has begun talks with with rival NRL clubs in bid to secure a contract for Trent for season 2016 and beyond. The two favourites to sign Trent are the Broncos and Roosters.
Q- Is Luke Lewis injured and will he play more than 8 games next year for the Sharks?
A- Itâ€™s hard to determine how many games a NRL player will play each season but Luke Lewis is still recovering from an injury he suffered this season and regarding his playing future, a few rival clubs are interested in signing Luke Lewis. He WILL leave the Sharks if the price is right because the Sharks are looking at signing Tongan international Samisoni Langi.
Q- Will the Mataâ€™utia brothers stay at the Knights or will they leave to join the Bulldogs?
A- The latest news on all three Mataâ€™utia brothers (Sione, Chanel and Pat) is that they WILL be staying at the Newcastle Knights and will reject the Bulldogs offer.
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