Broncos star Kurt Capewell looks like he has played his last game for the club with the representative forward set to link with the Warriors on a lucrative long-term deal.
Brisbane are facing a salary cap squeeze on the back of the run to the Grand Final and Capewell, who was recruited along with Adam Reynolds two years ago to instill extra professionalism into the young roster, could be forced out.
Contracted until the end of next season, he has reportedly been told he is free to leave immediately if he gets a better offer and he recently met with Warriors coach Andrew Webster about a switch across the Tasman.
The Warriors have tabled a three-year offer for Capewell to fill the void in their pack left by Josh Curran’s departure to Canterbury.
Star prop Addin Fonua-Blake has requested a release but the Warriors are unlikely to let him go until the end of next season.
And with captain Tohu Harris entering the twilight of his career, Capewell’s impending arrival could be a massive boost for the Warriors after their surprise run to the preliminary finals last season.
Brisbane have recently re-signed young second-rowers Jordan Riki and Brendan Piakura while Payne Haas and Patrick Carrigan are on huge deals until the end of 2026 and 2028 respectively.