Gold Coast Suns forward Josh Hall has been linked with a shock move away from the AFL to join NRL club Gold Coast Titans, according to reports.
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Hall has played five games in an injury-ravaged career with the Suns and is believed to be interested in swapping codes, reports The Courier-Mail.
Hall comes from a high jumping background and possesses strong athletic ability but is expected to be delisted by the Suns at the end of the 2015 season.
Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry distanced himself from the reports, saying Hall would have to prove himself at a Queensland Cup side before being handed a chance at NRL level.
“I know a guy who works for the Suns who was involved in rugby league and is now collecting data there and he said (Hall) was maybe interested in it,” Henry is quoted as saying by The Courier-Mail.
“But he’d have to go through the process of Queensland Cup and that would be a stepping stone.
“It would be very rare that we’d go in and say there is a contract offer there but we are open to any player that might think they can make it up to the NRL.”
Another avenue for Hall to land an NRL deal would be to audition for Channel Nine reality show NRL Rookie.
The winner of the program will be awarded a professional contract with an NRL club.