MORLEY MAY FLY ROOSTERS' NRL COOP
Former Rhino Adrian Morley is on the brink of walking out on the NRL after receiving only a one-year offer from the Roosters according to reports in Australia.
Former Rhino Adrian Morley is on the brink of walking out on the NRL after receiving only a one-year offer from the Roosters according to reports in Australia. One of four high profile Roosters coming off contract at the end of the season along with skipper Craig Fitzgibbon, rugby union target Ryan Cross and injured 2005 Golden Boot winner Anthony Minichiello, Morley is considering a return to his homeland to play in the Super League next season. Morley is upset at having only received a one-year deal from the Roosters, and a move back to where his career first began is now looking more and more likely. "He would like to be here longer, if he doesn’t stay it will only be a longevity thing," Morley’s manager Andrew Purcell said. "You’d think if they really wanted him they would (offer him a longer deal)." "They’re the only NRL club he’ll play for, but there was up to 10 clubs interested in the UK, we’ve whittled it down to two now." Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said the club was unlikely to alter its stance on the length of the contract offer. "It’s just sitting with him now," Canavan said. "There’s no deadline, we’d never do that with Adrian, he’s too good a bloke."