NRL: Warriors chasing Queensland forward

Broncos forward Matt Gillett would be a welcome addition to the Warriors. Photo / Getty Images
Broncos forward Matt Gillett would be a welcome addition to the Warriors. Photo / Getty Images

The Warriors are reportedly chasing Kangaroos, Queensland and Broncos back-rower Matt Gillett, who is seriously considering making the move across the Tasman for next season.

The 27-year-old is off contract at the end of the year and has previously been linked to the Sea Eagles, Sharks and Titans. The Broncos are also expected to table an improved offer to keep him in Brisbane, although they are hamstrung by salary cap constraints.

The Warriors are believed to have some room in the salary cap, with Fox Sports estimating this to be as much as $600,000 for next year's squad. They have also been in talks with playmaker Kieran Foran should the troubled player return to playing.

"I might be making the transition across the ditch," Gillett told Fox Sports News.

Asked whether that move was likely or unlikely, Gillett responded: "In between. I know (contract talks) have been an ongoing thing, going on for a while now.

For me I just focus on my footy and doing my best for my teammates out on the field.

"I hope I can stay here [at Brisbane] and things work out that way but if not it's going to move on."

Warriors managing director Jim Doyle told foxsports.com.au via text message that the club have "had no discussions" with Gillett, but the in-form forward says otherwise.

Gillett would offer something different from what the Warriors have already. He offers more strike power rather than others who are strong defenders and is a currently Queensland representative.

He has also played two tests for Australia, including May's 16-0 win over the Kiwis in Newcastle.

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