South Sydney Rabbitohs excel in Kangaroos, NSW and executioner St. George Illawarr, Tyson Frizell, in replacement of English Sam Burgess.
Fox Sports has learned that South Sydney has identified Frizell as a type of experienced representative who can perfectly match the future winner of the Clive Churchill Medal 2014.
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Burgess's retirement will soon be resolved thanks to a Rabbitohs board meeting this week, which should be informed that the champion striker must be withdrawn from medical retirement.
Frizell is currently in a contract with the dragons until the end of 2020 with Red V, which is expected to block any attempt to give Kangaro back-rowers an early release.
South Sydney is preparing a case as to why Burgess should be admitted to medical retirement after suffering a new shoulder injury in the fifth round of the match against the Warriors earlier this season.
The most urgent question for NRL is to determine if, if any, the $ 1 million Burgess contract should be included in the pay ceiling in southern Sydney for the next three years.
Burgess is signed with Rabbitohs by the end of 2022.
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South Sydney is not the only club associated with Frizell and Eels Parramatta, it also closely monitors contract negotiations with the Dragons.
28-year-old Frizell has played 157 times in the NRL for Dragons and Cronulla since his debut in 2011. He is currently associated with Red V until the end of next year.
At the national football front, Frizell achieved excellent results at country and test level.
But despite winning the State of Origin series with The Blues and the World Cup with Kangaroos, appearances in the NRL finals were very rare.
Of the three final campaigns that the dragons presented ahead in 2012 (Sharks), 2015 (Dragons) and 2018 (Dragons), Frizell never made it to the first week in September.