It’s well established that the Knights were aggressively pursuing boom Broncos forward Tevita Pangai Jr earlier in the season, but that pursuit appeared to go cold after following reports he’d be signing a two-year extension with Brisbane.
That pursuit seems to be heating back up.
According to the Newcastle Herald, Pangai Jr this week met with Knights officials for contract negotiations, in a sign that his retention by the Broncos is a long way short of a slam dunk.
For what it’s worth, the Roosters are also said to be interested, and local beat writer Barry Toohey has said on twitter that he still considers the Broncos a “slight favourite“, but nonetheless, if he’s bothering to visit Newcastle, they must be in with a serious shot.
Pangai Jr has played 52 first grade games for the Broncos, and 3 Tests for Tonga.