Brisbane Broncos reserve dummy halfback Cory Paix will reportedly push for a move away from the club.
Paix has been part of Brisbane’s junior system for many years and has played a mix of flyhalf and hooker during his time on the routes.
That spell culminated in an appearance in the Queens land Maroons State of Origin junior team before he was able to make his NRL debut, where he mainly spent his time coming off the substitutes’ bench.
Since making his debut in 2020, he has made 44 NRL appearances, but has only played 15 games in 2023.
Although he formed a solid combination with Billy Walters in the early substitutions of the season, he was eventually replaced by Tyson Smoothy on the Brisbane bench for the race to the final, where the team ultimately fell short against the Penrith Panthers in the final.
However, according to Wide World of Sports, Paix is less than impressed with the decision to relegate him behind Smoothy and is now asking to leave.
Men’s clubs could use a player like Paix, who can play proficiently in more than one position, and a handful of clubs are believed to have shown interest.
There is no real motivation from Brisbane to keep Paix.
The club, with Paix, would have four hookers in the Top 30 next year and may already struggle to find opportunities for the emerging Blake Mozer, who will be knocking on the door.
Billy Walters and Smoothy will be able to fill the tackle position for Brisbane for the first time after playing there during this year’s finals series, and with the emergence of Mozer, Paix will likely be further down the list of players who will probably play in the first division.