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Former Bronco would need paycut to return to Roosters

DECISION TIME: Former Ipswich player Martin Kennedy is considering his future options after being cut from the Broncos.
DECISION TIME: Former Ipswich player Martin Kennedy is considering his future options after being cut from the Broncos. Rob Williams

THE door is open for Ipswich junior product and Brisbane Broncos discard Martin Kennedy to return to former NRL club Sydney Roosters.

Kennedy was released by the Broncos this week and his manager has been in talks with the Roosters.

Roosters CEO Brian Canavan said no contract had been signed and the Roosters had little room to move under their salary cap.

"Not really," Canavan said.

"We're confident with our junior players we have working towards senior status."

Nor were the Roosters in need of any more props.

"Not at all. We're comfortable with what we've got," Canavan said.

Despite that the Roosters still have a sizeable hole in their forward pack that was filled this year by Sonny Bill Williams.

So if Kennedy were willing to go to the Roosters for what they are able to offer him Canavan said the club would be happy to have him.

"Very much so, if it comes to pass" Canavan said.

"He's familiar to the club."

The fact Kennedy will have received a substantial payout from the Broncos for terminating his contract early means he may be willing to take a low wage at a club like the Roosters to try and re-establish himself.

The Roosters released Kennedy in mid-2013 and the Broncos signed him on a three year contract under previous coach Anthony Griffin.

He failed to reach the heights he'd hoped at the Broncos however, being released to play several games for Broncos Queensland Cup feeder club Ipswich Jets.

Topics:  brisbane broncos, martin kennedy, nrl, sydney city roosters



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