Word on the street is that the Brisbane Broncos’ pursuit of the Queensland Cowboys’ Tautau Moga to a two-year deal for the next two seasons.
Moga typically plays in the centres and the 22-year-old flyer would like to become a regular in the NRL, but he will have to surpass stout competition for a role that Jordan Hanu Moses Pangai, David Mead and James Roberts would all prefer to occupy.
Moga had all the usual things to say about the arrangement, such as how glad he is to be back in Brisbane, not far from his old stomping ground of Ipswich, where he played junior rugby for the Springfield Panthers.
He had been playing for the Sydney Roosters since he made his NRL debut in 2012, followed by three seasons with the Cowboys, but he has been limited to 32 games in the top ranks due to a right knee that seems to exhibit a marked propensity for ACL injuries.
He has also played Tests for Samoa, three of them.
If he cannot make it to the centres for the Broncos, he could also see time on the wing, but it would seem that his top priority is to keep his balky right knee in order if he is to play anywhere.