Apparently the 2019 rumours are starting early.
According to Triple M, the Roosters are interested in poaching in-form Rabbitohs back-rower Angus Crichton from South Sydney when he becomes available to negotiate in November. Though more accurately, that should read: if he becomes available to negotiate in November.
“There’s been a bit of speculation that the Roosters may have a crack at Angus Crichton,” said The Australian reporter Brent Read. “I can tell you that Souths are very keen to keep Angus Crichton.”
“They’ve started talks to sign him to a long-term deal.”
“He’s a very important player to them. I think Angus Crichton will stay here a long time.”
The report also mentions that the Rabbitohs hope to re-sign off-contract forward Dave Tyrell.
Though they’ve had a disappointing season this year, 2018 is looking bright. They’ll have Queensland legend Greg Inglis returning from injury, as well as Knights centre Dane Gagai arriving from Newcastle.
Add in a contract extension for their most promising line-runner, and Souths fans should be feeling pretty good over the summer.
Crichton has played 22 first grade games for the Rabbitohs, since making his debut last year.