The Wests Tigers are set to announce one other large signing within the coming days, with Storm centre Justin Olam reportedly agreeing on a take care of the reigning picket spooners.
The Tigers bought their major low season goal in Jarome Luai on a five-year deal from 2025, and in accordance with The Daily Telegraph, Olam may even be heading to Concord.
It is being reported that Olam solely must go a health check within the coming days and he’ll be a Tiger instantly, with the Storm keen to accommodate the PNG worldwide’s transfer and launch him from his contract three years early.
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Having fallen out of favour on the Storm, Olam has been linked with the Tigers for fairly a while now.
The different title that has been within the discussions of a Olam-to-Tigers swap is rising ahead Shaun Blore, who final month reportedly agreed to a take care of the Storm from 2025.
It is anticipated that the Tigers will enable Blore to go to the Storm instantly in what’s going to basically be a straight swap for Olam.
The Tigers transfer offers Olam an opportunity for a contemporary begin at one other membership, given he was out and in of the Storm facet final season and frolicked within the Queensland Cup.
At his greatest, the 30-year-old Olam would add loads of punch to a Tigers backline in dire want of some spark in assault.
PANTHERS’ SALARY CAP SQUEEZE AS TWO FORWARDS FACE CALL ON FUTURE
The Panthers might once more quickly be dealing with the wage cap squeeze, with two again rowers weighing up their future on the membership.
With Jarome Luai set to go away the Panthers on the finish of subsequent season, after Penrith have been unable to match a five-year, $6 million supply from the Tigers, one other grand remaining hero in Luke Garner may be misplaced to a rival membership.
The WWOS are reporting that Garner is receiving curiosity from NRL golf equipment in addition to Super League groups.
The 28-year-old, who performed 21 minutes off the bench in Penrith’s grand remaining epic towards the Broncos, comes off contract on the finish of subsequent season.
Garner joined the Panthers for 2023 after spending the earlier 5 seasons with the Tigers.
Garner’s supervisor Tas Bartlett says the again rower “would love” to be a Panther past 2024, however is life like in regards to the wage cap state of affairs.
“Penrith would love to keep him and Luke wants to stay but the salary cap is what it is,” Bartlett informed WWOS.
“Ivan (Cleary) gave him his top grade debut at the Tigers a few years ago and is a fan of the way he plays.
“Luke has had interest both here and in England but will wait and see what happens.”
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Another Penrith again rower who might be on the transfer is Zac Hosking, who was final month seen given a tour of Raiders HQ in Canberra.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has since fanned the flames of a direct change, contemplating Hosking is beneath contract at Penrith till the tip of the 2024 season.
“He was just having a look around but there is no suggestion he will be here in 2024,” Stuart informed WWOS.
“We are talking to him about 2025 and showed him around – nothing more.”
Hosking linked up with the Panthers in 2023 after beginning his profession on the Broncos.
The son of former Panther David, Hosking was a key a part of Penrith’s third straight premiership profitable marketing campaign, showing in 21 video games (17 begins).
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