Cameron Murray stays open to a potential return to rugby union later in his profession, however new Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has been warned that cash alone gained’t assist lure the Rabbitohs skipper to the rival code.
The South Sydney lock beforehand performed rugby when he attended Newington College and has all the time been open to a return to the game when requested about it prior to now.
But the Rabbitohs skipper made it clear that the reported $1.6m that Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii will make when he switches codes in 2025 gained’t inspire him when his contract expires that yr.
Jones has overtly stated that Murray is a goal of his forward of the 2027 World Cup in Australia, however good luck getting him as a result of the Souths star is determined to win a title with the membership he adores.
“I’ve answered this query in all probability greater than I might have preferred to over the previous few weeks, however my reply to that query is all the time the identical and it’s that I wouldn’t say no,” Murray stated.
“But if I’m going – and that’s a huge if – it’d be a lot later in my profession.
“My focus is right here on the membership for no less than the rest of my contract, and 100 per cent of my power is right here proper now with my teammates and what we are able to obtain right here and what we’re striving for right here at Redfern.
“Money has never been a massive motivator for me. A motivator for me is what I’ve all the time envisioned myself doing in my profession.
“I’ve ticked a lot of containers off thus far. All I needed to do was play for Souths and achieve success right here on the membership and attempt to win a premiership.
“We’ve received a nice bunch of lads right here and we’ve received a nice alternative now, so the need to win a premiership is stronger than ever.”
The Rabbitohs are one of many premiership favourites this season, however they’ll want to repair a few issues up after successful simply two of their first 5 matches.
The expertise is clearly there however they’ve executed themselves no favours in first halves this season, with the Bunnies heading to the sheds in entrance in only one sport, which they finally misplaced.
It’s an space they’ll need to tackle in opposition to a plucky Bulldogs facet who confirmed on Sunday that they might pull a rabbit out of the hat and win if given a sniff.
“I believe we’re dipping our toe (within the water) a little bit within the first 10-Quarter-hour,” Murray stated.
“We’re not beginning with the depth and front-loading with the depth that we’d like to arrange our sport and create alternatives constructed on the again of placing some fatigue into the sport.”
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