Sport Knights, Broncos, Raiders circle England star John Bateman

23:42  05 february  2018
23:42  05 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Brisbane's Boyd cleared for NRL opener

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John Bateman is set to be the next England product to light the NRL market on fire, with three NRL clubs all fighting over his services. The Sun reports the Knights , Broncos and Raiders have all expressed interest in the Wigan Warriors centre.

Raiders -bound forward John Bateman will take up some of the salary cap space vacated by Shannon Boyd, Junior Paulo and Blake Austin. Bateman 's impending arrival means the Raiders will have four English stars in lime green next season Siliva Havili, 17. Luke Bateman , 18. Liam Knight , 19.

John Bateman starred at the 2017 World Cup, featuring in all six of England's games.© Fiona Goodall/Getty Images John Bateman starred at the 2017 World Cup, featuring in all six of England's games.

John Bateman is set to be the next England product to light the NRL market on fire, with three NRL clubs all fighting over his services.

The Sun reports the Knights, Broncos and Raiders have all expressed interest in the Wigan Warriors centre.

His current contract allows him to join an NRL side in 2019 in return for a transfer fee and return provisions to Wigan if he so chooses.

Bateman starred at the 2017 World Cup, featuring in all six of England's games where he put up strong performances against the Kangaroos.

Stokes named in England one-day squad

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Wigan Warriors and England 's John Bateman (Getty Images). Canberra Raiders are expected to confirm the signing of the England back-rower on a two-year deal with the option of a third. Brisbane Broncos re-sign teenage prop Payne Haas on multi-million dollar deal.

Canberra have landed the signature of versatile England international John Bateman . Bateman , 24, will join the Raiders next season on a NRL North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos Today 7:50pm AEDT. NRL New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Tomorrow 6:00pm AEDT.

It is reportedly Nathan Brown's second attempt to lure the 24-year-old to Australia in hope of filling Newcastle's open left centre spot which is currently being filled by Sione Mata'utia.

Wayne Bennett has close links to Bateman after their time in England camp, but it is a peculiar move considering Jack Bird and James Roberts are already out wide.

Giant English prop Alex Walmsley was also on the radar of a number of clubs, but he recently signed a four-year contract extension with St Helens.

'That’s what happens when you don’t do Nippers!’ NRL player rescued .
There's been a bit of drama in the surf on the Sunshine Coast involving Canberra Raiders players.A mock surf competition between the players and some local Nippers turned into a rescue on Mooloolaba beach when one of the men got into trouble.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-54432-knights-broncos-raiders-circle-england-star-john-bateman/

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