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The Lurker: Roosters' internal turmoil over Farah chase
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The Lurker: Roosters' internal turmoil over Farah chase

The NRL Lurker has arrived to curb your humpday blues with all the latest gossip and rumour including tension at the Roosters over Farah, Eels hunt misfit Sea Eagle, Molan splits with partner and could Rein be on the move?

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Sydney Roosters co-skipper Jake Friend isn't the only one filthy at his club's secret approach to Robbie Farah.

As I reported on Monday, Friend was blind-sided by his club's interest in Farah - reading about it in the print media - but other players

and several officials aren't exactly impressed with Trent Robinson's secret meeting with Farah.

It left Farah's NSW teammates Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings and Mitch Pearce in an awkward situation as they are also very close to Friend.

It's unlike Robinson to get something like this so wrong and perhaps shows the pressure he is under to get results next year.      

Take it as read, the entire 'Farah to Roosters' speculation has caused plenty of angst and damage at Bondi.


Eels keen on Sea Eagles misfit

Watch for Parramatta to have a nibble at Manly's Peta Hiku.

Hiku is on the outer at Manly with Gold Coast and St George Illawarra also keen.

And it still looks as though Brenton Lawrence and Jamie Buhrer will also be moved along, despite having contracts for this coming season.

Newcastle have shown some interest in Buhrer.



Hughes goes on run rampage after Molan split

Nine footy reporter Erin Molan and cricketing boyfriend Daniel Hughes have split.


And Hughes has returned to his great passion - cricket - with vigour.

He has scored two double centuries in Sydney grade cricket since the pair ended their relationship.


Mitch could have his salary Rein-ed in

Dragons hooker Mitch Rein comes off contract after this coming season.

He has been touted as a future State of Origin hooker once Farah retires.

Sources claim Rein may have to take a slight pay cut if he wants to re-sign. 

Not sure how happy he'll be about that.


Sex scandal

Which big-name star was having an affair with a female member of the club's office staff?

Our man is married too.



Bulldogs, Storm hunt Hoppa

Canterbury remain firm favourites but Melbourne continue to hunt down former Parramatta fullback Will Hopoate.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy has a huge wrap on young Hoppa.

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