Anthony Tupou has been granted a release from Wakefield and is looking to return to the NRL.
The Sharks showed last season how valuable experience in the forward pack is and Tupou has well over 200 games worth of NRL experience. While he’s not the flashiest in attack he’s a very solid defender.
He’ll be 34 before next season starts but he’s just come off a Super League season where he played 25 games and the only games he missed for the Sharks in 2015 were as a result of his broken jaw at the knee of Konrad Hurrell.
I’ve got no idea if we have any cap space available for 2017 (or any capacity to make cap space available) but I think he’d be a handy addition for a season in a position where we’re very weak in terms of experience.
The only gossip I’ve heard is that there are 3 NRL clubs “interested”. No idea who they are or whether we are one of them. We’re definitely one of the weakest in terms of 2nd row so it’s a possibility…