Rugby League Prodigy Sam Walker: Potential Move to Brisbane Broncos Looms

Rugby League Prodigy Sam Walker Poised for Lucrative Move

Leeds-born NRL half-back Sam Walker is set to make a significant move, with several top clubs vying for his signature. The 22-year-old was born in Leeds while his father, Ben Walker, was playing for the Leeds Rhinos. Ben Walker made 28 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 12 tries as a half-back. Walker’s uncle, also named Ben Walker, was a Queensland State of Origin representative and had a brief stint in the Super League with the Catalans Dragons in 2010.

Despite his Leeds roots, Walker returned to Australia in 2003 when his father joined the Manly Sea Eagles. After starting with the Brisbane Broncos, he joined the Sydney Roosters in 2019 and has since become a key player, winning the 2021 Dally M Rookie of the Year award. In 2022, he showcased his talent by kicking an impressive 12 goals from 12 attempts in a dominant win over the Wests Tigers, finishing the season as the Roosters’ top points-scorer.

Lucrative Move on the Horizon

This year, Walker has been a consistent performer for the Roosters, but his future may lie elsewhere. According to reports, the Brisbane Broncos are considering a move to bring him back to his birthplace, while the Roosters are eager to retain his services. With Walker’s contract set to expire in 2025, he is free to negotiate with other clubs from November 2023, and a lucrative deal worth around $1 million per season could be on the table.

“As one of the leading points and try assist providers in the NRL, Walker is seen as a potential replacement for the retiring Adam Reynolds at the Broncos and a future representative for the Queensland state team, following in the footsteps of his relatives.”

The Roosters have recently lost several high-profile players, including Joseph Manu, Luke Keary, Joseph Sua’ali’i, and Jared Warea-Hargreaves, which may give them the financial flexibility to secure Walker’s long-term future.

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