The Lurker is a man of the people and has come in on his day off to answer some of your NRL questions and rumours.
Q: (@Adamdbain) Heard the broncos have told Prince and Wallace their services are not required for 2014?
The Lurker: Apparently so - have had a bad year and are looking in new directions. Princey is well past his best and Wallace has been fair but is not the answer.
Q: (@AaronJBrooker) Matt Prior. What’s happening?
The Lurker: Off contract and the Panthers are supposed to be keen. He has been in great form last few weeks - Dragons should try to keep him.
Q: (@ZFinestone) Will we see Peter Wallace at Tiger Town next year #asklurk
The Lurker: They have money and need a halfback - it looks a good fit.
Q: (@NRLJunkie) Which club will George Rose end up at?
The Lurker: Manly told him a few weeks ago to look around, but his form has been good and they are now thinking of making him an offer. It will be less than he is on now, but he wants to stay.
Q: (@BenjaminJWalsh) Who is Souths’ back-up hooker now Peats is gone and how will our depth be next year? Already lost Peats, Starling, Farrell.
The Lurker: Sadly that is the price of success. Luke Keary will stay and while he is a half, he can slot into dummy-half for 20 minutes while Luke is off the field. Plenty of good kids coming through at Redfern.
Q: (@GuyRintoul1980) Any signings on the horizon for the Sea Eagles, Lurk? Got a couple of kids but anyone else?
The Lurker: They don’t have much money under the cap because of the back-ended contracts Dessie did before jumping ship. Glenn Stewart, for example, gets a massive pay rise next year. Makes it hard to sign players but they always manage to pick up a Justin Horo type each summer.
Q: (@bona1978) Are the Cowboys looking for a hooker?
The Lurker: Yes, Payne retired, Segeyaro went to Penrith and the Pommie, Scott Moore, has been a flop. There’s mail they have signed Joel Romelo from the Bulldogs… but club is denying it.
Q: (@Croz_au) What’s the last news with the sponsors/signings with the Sharks? Are we after any super league players?
The Lurker: They all but had a major multivitamin company as sponsor a month ago but they pulled out after all the bad press the game was getting. They have been talking to Tom Briscoe for over 12 months - may still happen. And they are chasing centres, SKD and Lafai top of their list.
Q: (@jamieauciello) Any news for us Dragons fans? Dugan or Hastings re-signing soon?
The Lurker: Hastings should be done soon… but the word is he is more likely to go to the Roosters. Should be finalised within 48 hours. Dragons still in the hunt, however. Dugan a done deal.
Q:? (@blazza18) Any info on who the Storm are chasing?
The Lurker: They are mainly interested in retention right now. It isn’t easy as premiers to keep your team together under cap. Bobby Blair will sign with Titans in the next few days - and he’s one they wanted to keep.
Q: (@smartassunit) Who are the Broncos chasing in the halves 4 next season?
The Lurker: Could well be two guys with the same surname… Ben and Karmichael. Club is looking in a new direction and that could be it.
Q: (@aintashame84) I’m hearing Broncos are still chasing DCE for 2014 and Wallace has been told to look elsewhere. Any truth there?
The Lurker: They would love DCE but there is no way Manly will release him. And yes, it appears Wallace has been told to move on. I would say he will end up at the Tigers. They need a 7.
Q: (@atticusboy_182) #asklurk any news on ben barba coming to the broncs?
The Lurker: This seems to change by the day. The Bulldogs don’t want to let him go, but are starting to realise he won’t be any good for anyone if he is unhappy. Looks now like they may let him go as a result.