Player Sean O'Sullivan

Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
5,565
There seems to be no concerns about his Defence. He seems to have an awareness about what is happening around him. He is not fast but seems to have reasonable acceleration, which in the middle is important.

He could be a find this guy. He is a guy who seems to make good decisions and a reasonable skillset to carry them off.
 

Wellington Warrior

Warriors 1st Grader
May 15, 2012
6,007
Wellington, New Zealand

NRL signing news: Melbourne Storm eyeing All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick, Sean O’Sullivan joins Panthers | Daily Telegraph​

Brent Read

Melbourne are on the verge of another stunning trans-Tasman coup as they prepare to raid the New Zealand rugby sevens program for six-foot-four giant who won a silver medal with the All Blacks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

News Corp can reveal the Storm have been in talks with Will Warbrick, a 23-year-old who was in the All Blacks side that lost the Olympic final to Fiji. It is understood he has been identified as a potential replacement on the wing for Josh Addo-Carr, who departed the Storm at the end of last season to join Canterbury.

The Storm’s cross-code raid comes as Penrith add some much-needed depth in the halves by signing former Warriors and Brisbane playmaker Sean O’Sullivan.

It is understood the Panthers have been locked in talks with O’Sullivan for weeks and his signature is not related to the impending decision on the future of Tyrone May, who could have his contract terminated as early as Wednesday.

While O’Sullivan’s arrival and May’s potential departure are unrelated, the former’s signing will provide the club with an insurance policy in the halves as they prepare to start next season, potentially without May and Nathan Cleary.

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Cleary underwent surgery on his shoulder following the club’s premiership win and there is concern that he may not be fit for the early rounds of 2022.

May, meanwhile, is expected to have his future resolved by the Penrith board on Wednesday, having pleaded for clemency only a week ago.

The Panthers utility has been in the crosshairs since posting a missive on social media after the club’s grand final success in which he appeared to take aim at those who had criticised him when he narrowly avoided jail for filming a woman without her consent.

O’Sullivan made his first grade debut with the Sydney Roosters three years ago before stints at the Broncos and Warriors. He left the New Zealand side at the end of the season and was close to signing elsewhere before agreeing a deal with the Panthers for next season in what is a homecoming for the 23-year-old.

O’Sullivan starred in SG Ball for Penrith, leading the young Panthers to a grand final victory alongside current NRL stars Brian To’o and Mitch Kenny.

His path to first grade was blocked by Cleary and he opted to seek opportunities elsewhere. Now he is poised to return, where he will provide support to Cleary and his partner for Penrith and NSW, Jarome Luai.

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

The player market was expected to heat up when November 1 arrived but it has instead been a slow burn, although little was expected to happen on Tuesday given it was Melbourne Cup day.

It is understood Mitchell Pearce’s move to French club Catalans is edging closerto reality and could be confirmed within days. The Tigers also remain hopeful a deal can still be done for Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson.

The Storm have taken a more left-field route to strengthen their ranks for next season. Warbrick was an unknown quantity only three years ago, having turned his back on rugby union to remarkably play Australian rules as he dealt with mental health issues.

He admitted in an interview on the All Blacks YouTube channel last year that he had to make a decision between chasing the dream or finding a real job.

Then he came across an ad on Facebook for trials for the New Zealand sevens program. He seized his chance and only a matter of months ago was vindicated as he was part of the All Blacks side that won a silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

He caught the eye of the Storm in the process and it is believed Melbourne have stepped up talks in recent weeks as they look to add depth and quality to their outside backs — as well as Addo-Carr, Brenko Lee departed at the end of last season.
 

Worried2Death

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 6, 2016
3,641

NRL signing news: Melbourne Storm eyeing All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick, Sean O’Sullivan joins Panthers | Daily Telegraph​

Brent Read

Melbourne are on the verge of another stunning trans-Tasman coup as they prepare to raid the New Zealand rugby sevens program for six-foot-four giant who won a silver medal with the All Blacks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

News Corp can reveal the Storm have been in talks with Will Warbrick, a 23-year-old who was in the All Blacks side that lost the Olympic final to Fiji. It is understood he has been identified as a potential replacement on the wing for Josh Addo-Carr, who departed the Storm at the end of last season to join Canterbury.

The Storm’s cross-code raid comes as Penrith add some much-needed depth in the halves by signing former Warriors and Brisbane playmaker Sean O’Sullivan.

It is understood the Panthers have been locked in talks with O’Sullivan for weeks and his signature is not related to the impending decision on the future of Tyrone May, who could have his contract terminated as early as Wednesday.

While O’Sullivan’s arrival and May’s potential departure are unrelated, the former’s signing will provide the club with an insurance policy in the halves as they prepare to start next season, potentially without May and Nathan Cleary.

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Cleary underwent surgery on his shoulder following the club’s premiership win and there is concern that he may not be fit for the early rounds of 2022.

May, meanwhile, is expected to have his future resolved by the Penrith board on Wednesday, having pleaded for clemency only a week ago.

The Panthers utility has been in the crosshairs since posting a missive on social media after the club’s grand final success in which he appeared to take aim at those who had criticised him when he narrowly avoided jail for filming a woman without her consent.

O’Sullivan made his first grade debut with the Sydney Roosters three years ago before stints at the Broncos and Warriors. He left the New Zealand side at the end of the season and was close to signing elsewhere before agreeing a deal with the Panthers for next season in what is a homecoming for the 23-year-old.

O’Sullivan starred in SG Ball for Penrith, leading the young Panthers to a grand final victory alongside current NRL stars Brian To’o and Mitch Kenny.

His path to first grade was blocked by Cleary and he opted to seek opportunities elsewhere. Now he is poised to return, where he will provide support to Cleary and his partner for Penrith and NSW, Jarome Luai.

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

The player market was expected to heat up when November 1 arrived but it has instead been a slow burn, although little was expected to happen on Tuesday given it was Melbourne Cup day.

It is understood Mitchell Pearce’s move to French club Catalans is edging closerto reality and could be confirmed within days. The Tigers also remain hopeful a deal can still be done for Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson.

The Storm have taken a more left-field route to strengthen their ranks for next season. Warbrick was an unknown quantity only three years ago, having turned his back on rugby union to remarkably play Australian rules as he dealt with mental health issues.

He admitted in an interview on the All Blacks YouTube channel last year that he had to make a decision between chasing the dream or finding a real job.

Then he came across an ad on Facebook for trials for the New Zealand sevens program. He seized his chance and only a matter of months ago was vindicated as he was part of the All Blacks side that won a silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

He caught the eye of the Storm in the process and it is believed Melbourne have stepped up talks in recent weeks as they look to add depth and quality to their outside backs — as well as Addo-Carr, Brenko Lee departed at the end of last season.
Good luck to him, I'm predicting he'll struggle outside the Warriors winning culture though.
 

Dixpat

All in the Brown stuff!
Contributor
Feb 3, 2014
1,820
Auckland

NRL signing news: Melbourne Storm eyeing All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick, Sean O’Sullivan joins Panthers | Daily Telegraph​

Brent Read

Melbourne are on the verge of another stunning trans-Tasman coup as they prepare to raid the New Zealand rugby sevens program for six-foot-four giant who won a silver medal with the All Blacks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

News Corp can reveal the Storm have been in talks with Will Warbrick, a 23-year-old who was in the All Blacks side that lost the Olympic final to Fiji. It is understood he has been identified as a potential replacement on the wing for Josh Addo-Carr, who departed the Storm at the end of last season to join Canterbury.

The Storm’s cross-code raid comes as Penrith add some much-needed depth in the halves by signing former Warriors and Brisbane playmaker Sean O’Sullivan.

It is understood the Panthers have been locked in talks with O’Sullivan for weeks and his signature is not related to the impending decision on the future of Tyrone May, who could have his contract terminated as early as Wednesday.

While O’Sullivan’s arrival and May’s potential departure are unrelated, the former’s signing will provide the club with an insurance policy in the halves as they prepare to start next season, potentially without May and Nathan Cleary.

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

All Blacks flyer Will Warbrick is on the verge of joining the Storm. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Cleary underwent surgery on his shoulder following the club’s premiership win and there is concern that he may not be fit for the early rounds of 2022.

May, meanwhile, is expected to have his future resolved by the Penrith board on Wednesday, having pleaded for clemency only a week ago.

The Panthers utility has been in the crosshairs since posting a missive on social media after the club’s grand final success in which he appeared to take aim at those who had criticised him when he narrowly avoided jail for filming a woman without her consent.

O’Sullivan made his first grade debut with the Sydney Roosters three years ago before stints at the Broncos and Warriors. He left the New Zealand side at the end of the season and was close to signing elsewhere before agreeing a deal with the Panthers for next season in what is a homecoming for the 23-year-old.

O’Sullivan starred in SG Ball for Penrith, leading the young Panthers to a grand final victory alongside current NRL stars Brian To’o and Mitch Kenny.

His path to first grade was blocked by Cleary and he opted to seek opportunities elsewhere. Now he is poised to return, where he will provide support to Cleary and his partner for Penrith and NSW, Jarome Luai.

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

Sean O'Sullivan will provide cover in the halves at the Panthers next season. Picture: NRL Imagery

The player market was expected to heat up when November 1 arrived but it has instead been a slow burn, although little was expected to happen on Tuesday given it was Melbourne Cup day.

It is understood Mitchell Pearce’s move to French club Catalans is edging closerto reality and could be confirmed within days. The Tigers also remain hopeful a deal can still be done for Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson.

The Storm have taken a more left-field route to strengthen their ranks for next season. Warbrick was an unknown quantity only three years ago, having turned his back on rugby union to remarkably play Australian rules as he dealt with mental health issues.

He admitted in an interview on the All Blacks YouTube channel last year that he had to make a decision between chasing the dream or finding a real job.

Then he came across an ad on Facebook for trials for the New Zealand sevens program. He seized his chance and only a matter of months ago was vindicated as he was part of the All Blacks side that won a silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

He caught the eye of the Storm in the process and it is believed Melbourne have stepped up talks in recent weeks as they look to add depth and quality to their outside backs — as well as Addo-Carr, Brenko Lee departed at the end of last season.
Storm would be better off trying to sign someone from the Fijian 7s team rather than Warbrick.

It doesn’t surprise that Sean O'Sullivan has got another gig as he wasn’t (IMO) as bad as the forumers made him out to be.
 

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