An All Blacks contender is considering a cross-code switch to the NRL where he would be likely to link up with his brother. Read more in this week’s Sunday Sesh.
Tyrone Thompson, who is on the cusp of All Blacks squad selection, has had talks with the Knights about the prospect of joining the club once his deal with New Zealand rugby expires.
The Knights are expected to explore any potential salary cap dispensation which has been floated by the NRL in recent days. Having watched on as brother Leo has risen to international status, Tyrone is planning on trying to replicate that.
Tyrone, 23, toured with the All Blacks at the end of last year and featured in a match against the Barbarians. He was overlooked for the World Cup squad and now has his heart set on joining Leo in Newcastle by 2025. Tyrone plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby.
The brothers were teenage rugby standouts in New Zealand, making a host of junior…