Question is though who would he play for?
There has been much chatter about him following Madge to Souths, but would Sam really push Inglis out of the starting FB berth? Can't see it myself. Melbourne and the Bulldogs seem to be reasonably well covered at full back, the Knights seem to be in financial meltdown and can't see him moving to NZ. Any ideas which of the other clubs might be in need of a full back for 2014 and have sufficient space on the cap?
I do however think that is wishful thinking. I think there can be no doubt he is leaving SL at the end of this season and were he really moving to the NRL, I would expect for there to have been firmer conjecture about likely destination. I think the whole 'mystery and quiet' surrounding him suggests he is off to RU. I sincerely hope I am proved wrong.
Some options at the NRL would be:
Brisbane-who look weak at 1 and 6 and have loads of money
North Queensland-Bowen is 32 I think and maybe the Cowboys lose Thurston soon as well
Penrith- have likely cash to spend after some offloading and some players coming off contract
Roosters- If $BW is only there for one year and "The Count" soon to retire and the Roosters always have cash to burn
Dragons- Have money and could do with "a top star" player.