Test centre Jack Reed may be squeezed out of the Brisbane Broncos if moves for former Golden Boot winner Greg Inglis to return to Brisbane come to fruition.
According to Australian media reports Inglis wants to move from South Sydney and play for the Broncos. In the meantime, he and his wife Sally have bought a house in the Brisbane suburb of Sandgate.
If the move were to happen, a massive shake-up of the Broncos salary cap would be needed. Already this season, the Queensland club has had to unload the promising centre Dale Copley to Parramatta to enable the signing of speedster James Roberts. And Reed would be next in line, if Inglis puts pen to paper.
Coach Wayne Bennett has not dismissed the idea of Inglis joining the Broncos. “I don’t know if Greg will finish his career at the Broncos, but in the right time and right place, of course I’d be interested in him,” Bennett told the Courier-Mail newspaper.
“I would never turn my back on Greg Inglis if that’s what he wants.” Bennett then added: “We’ve got Darius Boyd at fullback so we’ll see what happens.”
Reed is still recovering from shoulder surgery following the 2015 NRL Grand Final and will miss the Broncos’ World Club Series clash against Wigan.