Capewell’s price tag skyrockets
Sharks rookie Kurt Capewell is set to be one of the most in-demand players in the NRL once November 1 rolls around. The 23-year-old Queenslander re-signed with the Sharks for 2017 but his management has fielded interest from at least four other clubs keen to know what his contract situation is. The former Ipswich Jet initially had a two-year deal with the Sharks with an option on the second year in their favour, which they took up after his superb NRL debut in round 18 against Penrith. “But since then two clubs have come in with indications they will offer $300,000-plus a year for his next deal,” a source tells me.