Luke Lewis’ sensational form could see the veteran lost to the Cronulla Sharks next season.
Lewis comes off contract at year’s end and was expected to see out his long career with one last season at the Sharks in 2018.
But three clubs – the Roosters, Manly and Wests Tigers – are so infatuated by Lewis’ outstanding form that they are considering offering him a two-year deal.
At present, the Sharks have only tabled a one-year contract extension for the 33-year-old – and that could see him change colours next season.
Lewis is playing as well as at anytime in his long career and was superb in the big win over the Roosters last weekend, with a length-of-the-field intercept try highlighting his performance.
It was a remarkable effort from the 297-game veteran, out-sprinting a host of much younger Roosters speedsters on his way to the tryline.
Lewis wants to stay at the Sharks – but only if they come up with a two-year deal.
The premiers are considering offering Lewis what he wants, but are also mindful of the fact that they have several fine young back-rowers coming through the ranks.
Lewis began his career way back in 2001 at Penrith as a raw winger and has developed into one of the most polished back-rowers in the game.