UPDATE 6/3 @ 9:42pm: Channel 9’s Danny Weidler reports that Carney and the Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
As well as being an excellent example of alliteration, the above headline could also be good news for North Queensland fans.
According to Channel 7 reporter Josh Massoud on twitter, former State of Origin five-eighth Todd Carney is reportedly in negotiations with Cowboys officials about a possible NRL return.
“(Carney) is in serious talks with Cowboys officials about NRL return on a one-year deal as back-up utility,” Massoud said. “Recently underwent testing with the club.”
“Any contract would require NRL approval.”
Carney hasn’t been sighted in the NRL since being sacked by the Sharks in 2014 for the now-infamous “bubbler” incident.
While many were happy to see the back of Carney at the time; in light of the imminent Broncos debut of forward Matt Lodge (who has been cleared to return to the game following his conviction for a violent, drug and alcohol-fueled incident in America), a bloke who took a wee in his own mouth really doesn’t seem so bad.
Carney has played 166 first grade games for the Sharks, Roosters and Raiders, 3 Origins for New South Wales, and 1 Test for Australia.