With the Broncos recently informing club legend Sam Thaiday that he won’t be re-signed beyond next year, that leaves Thaiday to contemplate his options for 2019 and beyond.
According to ABC, Thaiday is open to the idea of playing against the Broncos – if he decides to continue playing at all.
“There’s 15 other clubs out there, so who knows what will happen,” Thaiday said (though if he’d only consider 15 other clubs, we can probably put a line through the idea of a farewell tour in the Super League).
“Funnier things have happened in rugby league.”
“I’ll have to sit back and assess and see how the body is feeling.”
“It’s something that I’ll assess come this time next year.”
It would certainly be weird seeing Thaiday wearing another club’s jersey, but he’d hardly be the first loyal clubman to switch clubs in their twilight years. Wally Lewis immediately springs to mind for the Broncos, while more recent examples would include players like Robbie Farah and Glenn Stewart.
Either way, it’s not something he’ll need to worry about for a while yet, with Thaiday still having a year to run on his contract, and giving no indications that he won’t see that contract out.