The Wests Tigers are considering making a play for Cronulla’s rookie hooker Blayke Brailey, according to NRL 360 host Paul Kent. Brailey, the younger brother of the Sharks starting hooker Jayden, is off-contract at the end of the season and has begun talks with the club to extend his stay. But the Sharks could have a fight on their hands with the Tigers sniffing around, while Canterbury have also reportedly identified the 20-year-old as a target
Blayke Brailey’s on the market now, he’s off-contract this year,” Kent told NRL 360 on Fox League.
I think the Wests Tigers might be having a little nibble at him.
“They can’t stay together. They’re two brothers who play the same position and they can’t just spend the rest of their careers swapping minutes so one of them will have to move on at some point. Obviously at Wests Tigers, Robbie Farah moves on at the end of the season so there’s a position vacant there at dummy half.
“It may not come off but certainly the Tigers are having a look at Blayke Brailey as a replacement for full-time hooker.
“If Cronulla believe Blayke’s going to have a bigger future (than Jayden), how do they manage that?” It’s certainly a tough conundrum for the Sharks and the brothers to have, something that prop Andrew Fifita has been through with twin brother David.