Well, this is embarrassing.
After reports from multiple outlets this week (including the local rag, The Manly Daily) that the club were set to bring Sharks forward Sam Tagataese to the Northern Beaches, the Sea Eagles have outright denied any interest in the Samoan international.
“Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have held no discussions whatsoever with Cronulla forward Sam Tagatese (sic) as incorrectly reported in the media today,” the Sea Eagles said in a statement (and we believe them – surely if they were planning to bring him in, they’d have bothered to find out how to spell his name).
“Manly are completely mystified as to the source of the story.”
We ran the story here through the week, and as is occasionally the case when you’re in the business of sharing news and rumours, sometimes they’re off base.
For that, we apologize.