21 Oct 2011

Cowboys deny Lui NRL recruitment

6:13 am on 21 October 2011

The off-season NRL player merry-go-round is in full swing with North Queensland distancing themselves from throwing Wests Tigers half Robert Lui a rugby league lifeline.

Denials over interest in Lui came as Cronulla moved closer to announcing the signing of troubled star Todd Carney.

The North Queensland Cowboys were thought to be interested in signing Lui, who is tipped to be released by the Tigers after his court appearance later this month over the alleged assault of his girlfriend.

But a Cowboys spokesman says Lui was still under contract and that he wasn't on their recruiting radar.

Meanwhile Todd Carney has been tipped to sign with the Sharks by the end of the week and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says he'd love to have him at the club.

And the Canberra Raiders signed former Test utility Shaun Berrigan on a two-year deal that will likely see him end his career in the nation's capital.