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Munster speculation clouds Keary’s Roosters future


The Sydney Morning Herald’s Andrew Webster believes that the Sydney Roosters could acquire in-demand Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster but as a result will be forced to make tough decisions on some core players.

Rumours surfaced this week that the Roosters were interested in Munster despite Sydney coach Trent Robinson as well as the playmaker and his management denying the claims.

Webster says that the Roosters have a history of big-name signings and if Munster were to join, current halfback Luke Keary would be moved on.

“They used to deny Sonny Bill Williams was going to go to the Roosters,” Webster said on SEN 1170 The Captain's Run.

“The Roosters don’t die wondering and they will make changes that they think are best for the club.

“They showed that with Mitchell Pearce and Cooper Cronk.

“It would be a big move to move on Luke Keary ... but I think Luke is realistic about his longevity in the game.

“He admits it would be a big thing for him to get to the end of his current deal and if there was a chance for him to freshen up, who knows?

“I’d be stunned if they got Cameron Munster at the expense of Keary.”

Keary joined the Roosters in 2017 after he claimed the drought-breaking 2014 premiership with Rabbitohs, while he's won back-to-back premierships in 2018 and 2019 including a Clive Churchill medal at Bondi.

After tearing his ACL and struggling to find his best form at the early stages of the season, Matty Johns suggested that it might be worth the halfback looking at his worth on the open market.

“Keary would be on $800,000 … and given the want from some sides for a legitimate seven and playmaker,” Johns added.

“If you’re Luke, you probably (have a look).”

“He’d be a great fit for the Dolphins,” Webster concluded.

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