Shaun Fensom’s 139 game career at the Canberra Raiders is set to come to an end.
Fensom, 28, is one of NRL’s true workhorses of the competition, but with the Raiders already fearsome forward pack, which include the likes of Shannon Boyd, Josh Papalii, Junior Paulo, Iosia Soliola and Jeff Lima.
Fensom is believed to be at the bottom of impressive Raiders forward pack and it is also understood the Raiders are set to offer Ex-Bronco, Rabbitohs, Titans and Catalan Dragons enforcer Dave Taylor to their 2017 squad, after impressing coach Ricky Stuart before Christmas on his train and trial contract.
Ricky Stuart informed Fensom he cannot guarantee him a spot in next seasons top 17 and has given him permission to talk to rival clubs.
Fensom has been heavily linked to a move to Newcastle Knights since the 2016 season ended, but no deal has eventuated and it is believed the deal has gone cold.
The Gold Coast Titans are believed to have made contact with Fensom’s manager and are interested moving him to the Gold Coast on a 1-year-deal. The signing could be the final piece of Neil Henry’s impressive 12 month recruiting spree.
Although Fensom priority is to remain in the NRL for the 2017 season, he has been contacted by a number of Super League clubs, wanting to know his availability for the 2017 season and beyond.
It is believed that Fensom has a desire to play in England in the English Super League, but is waiting for the right deal to come along.
Fensom has played 139 games in the NRL, since making his debut with the Canberra Raiders in round 5, 2009, a 24-14 win over the Cronulla Sharks.