Transfer Whispers, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck return, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Dolphins, Cowboys, Tyrell Sloan, Dragons, player movement, contracts - petsitterbank

Transfer Whispers, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck return, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Dolphins, Cowboys, Tyrell Sloan, Dragons, player movement, contracts

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has responded to speculation of an NRL return while the Dolphins are set to land the signature of unwanted Cowboys speedster Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.

Read on for all the latest NRL Transfer Whispers.

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RTS SHUT DOWN RUMORS OF NRL RETURN

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has moved to shut down any rumors that he could return to the NRL after “whispers” emerged last week of a possible Roosters comeback.

Taking to his Instagram story on Saturday night, Tuivasa-Sheck wrote: “Hey team, hearing a return to NRL and Sydney Roosters. As much as I enjoyed it there, I won’t be heading back. Signed sealed delivered till the end of 2023.”

It comes after All Blacks great John Kirwan said there was a “little whisper” of a contract available from the Roosters for Tuivasa-Sheck on New Zealand television last week.

Brent Read revealed on ‘NRL 360’ earlier in the week that the Roosters were quick to distance themselves from any move for Tuivasa-Sheck.

“John Kirwan the former All Black and Warriors player came out in New Zealand and said that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had a deal on the table and he believed it was with the Roosters,” Read said.

“I checked with the Roosters and they said it doesn’t make sense they have got four fullbacks already. The Roosters basically distanced themselves from this.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Roger Tuivasa-Sheck does come back eventually. There is a lot of money in Japanese rugby that he can go and get and then come back after that.”

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is not coming back yet. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

DOLPHINS SET TO POACH COWBOYS’ ORIGIN STAR

The Dolphins are set to sign out of favor Cowboys flyer Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow on a lucrative three-year deal, but haven’t given up hope of luring Dragons young gun Tyrell Sloan as well.

The Daily Telegraph reported Wayne Bennett has successfully lured Tabuai-Fidow to the Dolphins for their inaugural season in 2023 pending a release from the final year of his Cowboys deal.

The Dolphins are set to announce the signing of the Cowboys star on a three-year contract through until 2025 once his release from the Cowboys has been finalized.

The 21-year-old started the 2022 season as the Cowboys’ fullback, before an injury opened the door for Scott Drinkwater to cement the No.1 jersey.

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Cowboys flyer Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is set to join the Dolphins.Source: Getty Images

Tabuai-Fidow could only manage a bench role for the remainder of the season once he returned from injury in a frustrating year, despite the club’s successful run to the preliminary final.

However, the Dolphins still hold out hopes of signing Sloan, despite the Dragons rejecting his release request form the final two years of his deal.

The Dolphins view Sloan as a potential center, with Tabuai-Fidow likely to get first crack at the fullback role.

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The Dolphins are eyeing Tyrell Sloan as a center.Source: Getty Images

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Drinkwater signed a monster extension with the Cowboys through until the end of 2027, so Tabuai-Fidow saw the writing on the wall.

Tabuai-Fidow wants to play fullback and saw his path blocked by Drinkwater at the Cowboys and is seeking a release to move to the Dolphins long-term.

The man they call “The Hammer” has scored 21 tries in 50 games for the Cowboys since his debut in 2020 and played one Origin for Queensland in 2021.

After missing on so many fullback options including Kalyn Ponga and Reece Walsh, the Dolphins look to finally have a player with genuine speed to fill one of the most important positions on the field.

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