After being buried in reserve grade for most of the last 18 months, Warriors utility Tui Lolohea could be freed as soon as this week, with 7Sport reporter Chris Garry claiming there should be a decision “tomorrow or the next day“.
The Tigers remain in the box seat, after Lolohea met with the club last week. Recent speculation has also included interest from the Knights and Raiders, but reports this morning suggest the Cowboys pose the biggest threat to the Tigers.
Fox Sports are reporting that both the Tigers and Cowboys have made 2-and-a-half-year offers for the Warriors flyer.
Given that Lolohea wants to leave New Zealand in large part because he’d like to play a single position, the Cowboys seem like an odd fit. Once halfback Johnathan Thurston returns to the field (whenever that is), the Cowboys will have Thurston, five-eighth Michael Morgan and fullback Lachlan Coote all under contract and settled in the spine; so presumably the Cowboys must have a little more to their plan than is immediately obvious.
Regardless, we still view the Tigers as the favourites, and it sounds like we’ll all know soon enough.