26 Aug 2009

Tuqiri open to league offers

8:18 am on 26 August 2009

The Sydney Roosters have distanced themselves from talk about signing the sacked Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri by saying they couldn't afford to offer him more than the NRL's minimum wage of 55-thousand dollars a year.

The Roosters had emerged as favourites to sign Tuqiri who says he'll be speaking with several clubs in the coming weeks, and he'll be taking advice from former mentor Wayne Bennett.

There's also talk of Tuqiri signing with a French rugby club.