According to a media report, rival clubs are targeting Bulldogs forward Aaron Woods – and they don’t mean by calling him a stat-padding ninny-muggins (though they probably do that, too).
No, rather they mean by targeting him for recruitment, and the clubs in question are the Sharks and the Roosters.
The Sharks have been open about their interest in Woods for some time now, but according to The Daily Telegraph, their talks with the Bulldogs have stalled – creating an opportunity for the Roosters to sneak in and try to nab him.
The report suggests that the Sharks remain the favourites, however the Roosters are clearly intent on adding another middle forward, having previously inquired about the availability of Sea Eagles forward Martin Taupau.
If you’re wondering how they might fit one in, it may be at the expense of utility back Blake Ferguson, who the same report links to a possible move to the Knights.
For what it’s worth, Roosters coach Trent Robinson denied the reports, saying they have “no interest at all“.
Woods has played 158 first grade games for the Bulldogs and Tigers, 14 Origins for New South Wales, and 15 Tests for Australia.