Gavin Orr has denied claims Ben Barba was on the verge of signing with the Cronulla Sharks.
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Ben Barba’s manager Gavin Orr has denied claims his client was on the verge of signing a shock deal with the Cronulla Sharks.
Reports emerged on Wednesday that the Sharks were targeting Barba as a replacement for sacked playmaker Todd Carney.
However Orr told The Courier Mail that he had not heard anything about a contract offer from the Sharks and that the Broncos had not contacted him in regards to a release from the Queensland club.
“As far as I’m concerned that is not happening,” Orr told The Courier Mail.
“I am a little bit disappointed… it’s just all hearsay. It’s taken half my day up dealing with it.
“No one has rung me from Brisbane giving me permission to do anything.”
If Barba does remain at the Broncos, it will be interesting to see where he fits in Wayne Bennett’s plans after the coach outlined his plans to use Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford as long-term halves.