Dean Ritchie The Daily Telegraph February 21, 201212:00AM HE is just 22 years old and has never started an NRL game but Manly's Darcy Lussick is the hottest forward prospect coming off contract this year. Lussick is being chased by Phil Gould, Des Hasler, Anthony Griffin, Brian Smith, Steve Kearney, Geoff Toovey and Craig Bellamy - and has already met with some of league's biggest names. He has played just seven NRL games, each coming off the bench. Lussick only debuted in round 14 last year and is averaging 26 minutes of game time each week. Parramatta is a club rumoured to be ready to outlay huge money for Lussick, suspended for three games late last year for his involvement in the "Battle of Brookvale". Canterbury also fancy their chances given Lussick has a good relationship with former Manly and new Bulldogs coach Des Hasler. One source close to Lussick said: "Manly will be hard-pressed to keep him." Lussick returns to Sydney this morning with the Manly side who contested last weekend's World Club Challenge in Leeds. Meanwhile Lussick's Sea Eagles have drifted significantly in betting from $7 to $11 for the 2012 title. "No-one wants to back them," said TAB Sportsbet media manager Matt Jenkins. "The Sea Eagles opened $7 just after winning the grand final but punters haven't been enthused with their preparations for the upcoming season." http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-sea-eagles-forward-darcy-lussick-in-strong-demand/story-e6frexnr-1226276416471 It's the price we play for being a succesfull club, I would of thought that we may of let Kite go and save dollars for soe of our young guns.