Apparently the Rabbitohs’ big-money play for Dane Gagai has upset more than just Nathan Brown.
According to 7Sport, Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker has given the club 48 hours to upgrade his contract, or he’ll request a release. It’s understood that his management is unimpressed that the club is splashing big money for players like Gagai, while Walker remains on “a modest contract”.
Of course, in the event of a release request, there’s nothing to stop the club saying “no” (and in fairness, when a player performs poorly, do they ever request a contract reduction?), but with the club keen to keep Walker long-term, a swift resolution would be the best result for all concerned.
Walker has made 30 appearances for the Rabbitohs since making his debut last year.