The cards seemed destined set to favour Bryce Cartwright this season, a lucrative contract and a new home in the Gold Coast.
Though, Cartwright has endured a forgettable campaign at the Titans – he wants out.
The primary concern, many clubs aren’t showing interest in the 23-year old, even though his potential has been showcased at Penrith.
Cartwright’s options are slim, Trent Barrett has contacted his manager in a bid to poach the back-rower on a life-line contract at the Manly Sea Eagles.
Manly are keen on recruiting Cartwright, who’s name was once mentioned as a future Origin star.
His form has been questionable, particulary his defence which came under media scrutiny after this poor tackle attempt before a Melbourne try.
Titans coach Garth Brennan would then wield the axe on Cartwright, who is now languishing in reserve grade.
Manly looms as the future destination for Cartwright, who’s uncle John is currently assistant coach.
Brennan was questioned over his future at the club:
“The truth is we aren’t shopping Bryce, but his management have been looking around,” Brennan told The Courier Mail.
“Whenever a player is playing Queensland Cup, they don’t want to be there and that’s understandable. As a result, his manager has put some feelers out to see if there is any interest in Bryce.”