Cameron Munster to Roosters rumours, Luke Keary, Angus Crichton, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves exit, transfers

Paul Kent revealed the story doing the rounds about the Roosters trying to move on three senior players in Luke Keary, Jared Warea-Hargreaves and Angus Crichton to sign Cameron Munster.

Speaking on NRL 360, Kent revealed he reached out to the Roosters after hearing from multiple people in the game that the Roosters were considering an audacious play to bring the Storm star to the club when his contract is up in 2023.

“The story was that the Roosters were looking at shuffling their roster a bit to try and create some room to get Cameron Munster at the club,” Kent said on NRL 360.

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“It came out after the loss to the Bulldogs the other day that there was basically some unhappiness there.

“There are questions about whether the club is going in the right direction. So therefore let’s get Munster in. He is coming up to his negotiations as we know.

“And that they were looking to move Luke Keary, Angus Crichton and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on to create room in the cap to get him in.

“Everyone we have spoken to over the weekend have all heard the story. Nick Politis is flying home from Greece tonight so he was unavailable, so I rang Trent Robinson today and he was quite taken aback by it.

“He just said, categorically no. We have all had people lie to us on the phone, but he said to me, look if it was true I would probably have to lie to you and say no we haven’t spoken about it. But he said, I can guarantee you it hasn’t been uttered, not one word of it. So I don’t know where this has come from.”


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Cameron Munster has been linked to the Roosters.Source: Getty Images

Munster’s manager and fellow NRL 360 host Braith Anasta admitted he was also surprised by the rumours given he has not spoken to the Roosters on behalf of his client.

“I’m taken aback by it too because we haven’t been contacted at all by anyone from the Roosters,” Anasta said.

“I have heard the rumours too. But obviously I am Cameron Munster’s agent and it is pure speculation. The noise is there, but there is no substance to it.”

However, Kent believes the Roosters have shown in the past that there is smoke there is sometimes fire when it comes to what are considered by many to be very unlikely signings.

“But we have all heard it independently of each other,” Kent said.

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