Payne Haas demands release of Brisbane Broncos over NRL contract saga

Payne Haas has reportedly demanded an immediate release from the Broncos, unhappy with how contract negotiations have gone.

Payne Haas reportedly demanded an immediate release from the Broncos.

the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Brisbane have denied the request, which came on Wednesday night following a breakdown in contract negotiations with the club.

Haas worked out with the Broncos on Thursday, but according to the report, it is unknown if Haas will line up against the Titans on Friday night.

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The prop is under contract with Brisbane until the end of 2024 in a deal worth $750,000 in 2022 and $800,000 per season in the last two years. However, there have been numerous reports in recent months that Haas is unhappy with his current arrangement and believes he deserves more money than previous management previously agreed on him.

Some NRL pundits believe Haas could command $1m a year on the open market, with the young gun establishing himself as the club’s best player and one of the most dominant forwards in the NRL.

At just 22 years old, Haas has already played seven State of Origin games for NSW and represented Australia in two tests.

Although Brisbane turned down the request, there are already rumors as to which club Haas could snap up if he manages to wriggle out of his contract.

The Dolphins enter the competition next year and are desperate for a breakout signing, but they’re already well-stocked with forwards and their focus should be on finding top-quality players to fill out their backbone.

According to the Herald, Haas doesn’t have another club lined up to play for, in case he gets his wish and leaves the Broncos.

The big bopper is embroiled in a legal dispute with his former management that has cast a shadow over contract negotiations and his future with the Broncos, who took a big turn with his release request Wednesday night.

Haas has won the Broncos Player of the Year Paul Morgan Medal three times.

Originally posted as Broncos star Payne Haas demands immediate release over contract saga.

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