Saint, Sinner, Shoosh: Manly Sea Eagles swoop to snap up Kyle FlanaganBulldogs halfback Kyle Flanagan is headed to the Sea Eagles on an immediate deal which will see him link up with his father Shane who is an assistant coach at the club.
The Manly Sea Eagles are on the verge of signing halfback Kyle Flanagan from the Canterbury Bulldogs for the remainder of the season as a back-up for Daly Cherry Evans during Origin.
Bulldogs’ general manager of football Phil Gould has been trying to offload the former Sharks and Roosters halfback to the English Super League.
Instead Manly Sea Eagles coach Anthony Seibold has jumped in to use Flanagan as an insurance policy for 34-year-old Cherry Evans.
It is an important signing for Manly because of concerns around the short term future of five-eighth Josh Schuster.
This means Cooper Johns will be playing five-eighth for at least the next month instead of providing cover for Cherry Evans at halfback.
This is why Seibold has signed Flanagan on a cheap deal in which Bulldogs will contribute.
At this stage it is only for the remainder of the season.
His father Shane Flanagan is Manly’s assistant coach but has played no role in the negotiations.
The 24-year-old Flanagan has played 70 NRL games at the Sharks, Roosters and Bulldogs.
If it is true. Welcome and hope he kills it.
Bad sign for Schuster ......