South Sydney duo Chris McQueen and Ben Te'o (pictured) remain tight-lipped over their contractual status past this season with the Rabbitohs.

Te'o, McQueen coy over contract talk

South Sydney's representative duo Ben Te'o and Chris McQueen are choosing to keep their mouths firmly closed when questioned about their contract status with the club beyond the 2014 season.

While there is plenty of NRL football to be played between now and September and also Queensland duties to attend to, both men insist their futures will soon be sorted - although they are conscious time is on their side as the deliberations drag out.
 
While McQueen remains under contract at the club until the end of next season, the versatile back-rower is seeking an upgrade following his rise to the Queensland team.

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Returning from Origin duty this weekend, McQueen is adamant that he isn't in a hurry to get a new deal sorted and that there is plenty of time to sort it all out post-Queensland duties.
 
"At the moment I have a busy period with the Origin; it's going to continue to go on in the background but at the moment for me I'm just worried about playing footy," he told NRL.com. "I think within the month after Origin we'll get that sorted out.

"I've had a couple of little chats with Madge [coach Michael Maguire] and we're quite confident we can come to an agreement but we'll worry about that a little bit down the track."

With rumours rife that a return to the Broncos or a new career in European rugby beckons, boom 27-year-old Te'o admits he is confused as to where such talk is coming from.

"They're all rumours that get thrown around by the papers. One minute I'm going to Brisbane, the next I'm going to France. None of that stuff has come from myself or my manager... it's just rumours," Te'o said dismissively.

Te'o, who in the past has gone into re-signing proceedings on his own, will use manager Issac Moses to sort out where his future lies.

"I don't know where my future is at the moment. I'm still trying to sort it out. I have a manager and I'm paying him the big bucks to sort something out so I'm running through things at the moment," Te'o said.
 
"I don't want to go too much into it. We've had dealings with Souths over the last few months. It's good to have options but it's just about picking the right one."

With a five-day turnaround and a relaxed schedule ahead of them, both men have maintained they will line up this weekend against the St George Illawarra Dragons in what will prove to be good news for Rabbitohs fans.