SUPER League clubs have been alerted to the possibility of signing an Australian schoolboy sensation.
That man is Brisbane Broncos teenager Karl Oloapu who has revealed his frustration at his current club despite penning a three-year deal at Red Hill.
“I was in between managers when I signed with the Broncos and only went in to see them with my older brother Joe for advice. They gave me a document that was more than 60 pages long and told (me) to sign it,” Olaupu told Wide World of Sports.
“I tried to read it and understand it all in 30 minutes but without a manager or legal advice, it was very hard. The club told me I would be in the top 30 full-time players next year and that I would be playing at my preferred position of five-eighth and that I would meet (head coach) Kevin Walters, so I was happy. They gave me a chicken sandwich and that was it – we were shown the door… it didn’t feel right.
“Now since then, I have been told I am not part of the full-time squad and they want me to play at lock or hooker and change the shape of my body. I’ve never met Kevin and barely heard from the club. When my new manager asked to see their letter of offer to me, the club told him they had lost it… how does that happen?”
Following on from that, Wide World of Sports has revealed that the teenager could indeed make a shock move to the UK.
It remains to be seen which Super League side would go in for Oloapu considering his lengthy current deal and the fact that only Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons have vacant quota spots as things stand.