Former longtime Manly star Peter Peters has announced Tigers young gun Kelma Tuilagi will join the Sea Eagles in 2023.
On BSB radio, Peters revealed the 21-year-old will play the 2022 season with the Tigers before moving to the Northern Beaches.
“There are a lot of people at Manly who think he has a lot of talent and he’s going to be a good buy for them,” Peters said.
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The second rower scored two tries in five games in his debut season for the Tigers in 2021 and will add size and power to the Sea Eagles pack.
Marty Taupau is expected to be relegated from Manly next season, while Josh Schuster could find himself fifth in 2023, which could open up some opportunities for Tuilagi to make his mark in first class in the coming seasons.
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The Broncos are desperate to keep young savage Selwyn Cobbo and Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett is keen on signing the teenage star.
Brisbane will file a multi-year extension for more than $1 million in the coming weeks to fend off Bennett, who is unable to make a formal offer until November 1.
Cobbo will make his representative debut for the Indigenous All Stars next Saturday night.
The 19-year-old showed promise in his debut NRL season last year, playing seven games at center and on the wing.
Bennett has a mighty rap on Cobbo, who was the first Indigenous school captain at Murgon State High in the Queensland region.
The talented full-back is currently under contract with the Broncos until the end of 2023.
The Dolphins have already captured Brisbane winger Jamayne Isaako and are eyeing England center Herbie Farnworth, but Broncos boss Ben Ikin said the club wanted to lock up Cobbo long-term.
“Selwyn has another two years under contract with the Broncos,” he said.
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“He’s been in our system for a long time and we appreciate him a lot.
“We would love for him to stay long term so when the time is right we will start negotiations to try and keep him at the club.”
According to The Courier Mail, Cobbo’s manager Tas Bartlett has held several meetings with the Dolphins in recent months.
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