There is growing speculation that Maitland's Brock Lamb is expected to sign a deal with Parramatta by the end of the week.
Lamb has been in the UK playing with the London Broncos, but the Wide World of Sports website reported that the 22-year-old had attracted the attention of Eels coach Brad Arthur.
The former Australian Schoolboy signed with Sydney Roosters at the start of the year after being groomed by the Knights from juniors.
Harmey bargain Kiwi buy a hit
Kiwi mare Edie Jaccka looks set to be a bargain buy for Nulkaba trainer Clayton Harmey after winning with ease on debut at Newcastle Paceway on Saturday night.
The five-year-old, a $1.30 favourite in race two, led early and never looked in danger, kicking clear on the home turn with Blake Hughes in the gig to win by 24.8 metres in 1:57:9.
A last-start winner in New Zealand, Edie Jaccka cost Harmey just $15,000 to buy and bring to his stables.
He expects her to win more $3380 first-prize cheques at Newcastle while working through the grades before heading to Menangle.
"She went really nice and I thought she would win, I wasn't worried what ratings race she was in," Harmey said. "She goes fairly well and we didn't pay too much for her, and I expect her to do a nice job over here.
"I'll probably race her through December then put in the paddock, let her acclimatise and then I think she'll come back a better horse."
Harmey owns 25 per cent of the pacer and syndicated the rest with clients.
"You can't buy these types of horses in Australia," he said. "You couldn't buy her off someone here for $15,000.
"I've offered money for horses around here who are not as good as her, and they want upwards of $20,000."
Branxton teenager Corey Lamb hopes to sign off on an outstanding junior career with victory in the Jack Newtown Junior Golf Champions Trophy at Bonville starting Wednesday.
"This will be my last junior event and it would be nice to go out with a win," Lamb said.
"It's my fourth time up there and I haven't done very well in the past. You just have to hit the ball straight."
Joining Lamb in Coffs Harbour will be Harry Atkinson (Kurri Kurri), Jacob Dundas (Toronto), Jake Riley (Toronto), Joshuaa Robards (Newcastle), Josh Fuller (The Vintage) and Jasmine Vesper (Singleton).
"It's a decent field and will be tough to win," Lamb said. "Hopefully, I can play well."
The NSW Junior Champions enters the 54-hole tournament in form after winning the WE Alexander Open at Waratah on Sunday.
Lamb fired rounds of 71,67 to be at four under and beat Dave Alexander by three shots.
Robards was third on a countback at 142 from Riley and Michael Coutman.
Lamb and Riley rushed back from the NSW Open, where they failed to make the cut, to play at Waratah.
Lamb had rounds of 73,72 to miss the cut by a stroke.
"I learnt a lot from the experience of playing in the NSW Open," Lamb said. "It was my first pro tournament. I played good but a few bad shots cost me. In the second round I didn't sink any putts.
"Going back to Waratah, the greens were soft and slower. It was a lot easier and I was able to attack the pins more."