WESTS Tigers are scrounging around to find a replacement for Ryan Matterson — offering up a number of trade deals to clubs which are interested in their disgruntled back-rower.
While talks are ongoing, one player who has been identified as a potential replacement for Matterson is off-contract Shark Kurt Capewell.
Capewell has a big-money offer from the Warriors sitting on the table but could be Concord-bound.
Newcastle have gone cold on the 26-year-old, unable to free up enough cap space to fit him in.
Matterson’s likely destination remains a mystery.
South Sydney are now genuine players in the race to sign the out-of-favour Wests Tigers utility.
The Daily Telegraph understands the Rabbitohs are planning a preliminary meeting with Matterson’s management as they look to replace retired club legend John Sutton.
Matterson’s management has already met with officials from his junior club, Parramatta, who have shown an interest but have no desire to pay any sort of monetary compensation to the Tigers to make the deal happen.