The New Zealand Warriors have come in late with a massive offer for Broncos prop Matt Lodge, as South Sydney edge closer to luring fellow Brisbane forward Jaydn Su'A to Redfern.
NRL.com understands the Warriors have blown the Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels out of the water with an offer to entice the front rower across the ditch from next season.
Lodge is currently weighing up a number of options for next season.
Lodge's partner, and mother of his child, is the daughter of Warriors recruitment guru Peter O'Sullivan.
The 24-year-old was originally deciding whether to remain in Brisbane or head back home to Sydney and link with the Eels to be closer to family, however, things have since been complicated with the offer from Stephen Kearney and the Warriors.
None of the clubs involved have made any official statement regarding Lodge or Su'A.
Su'A who is contracted to Brisbane until 2020, is deep in discussions with the Rabbitohs about reuniting with coach Wayne Bennett as early as prior to the June 30 player transfer deadline.
The Rabbitohs want him at the club as soon as possible, however, it is understood they will attempt to sign him for 2020 and beyond should they fail in their bid to lure him to the club before June 30.
The Rabbitohs have another spot in their top 30 available after releasing Rhys Kennedy to join the Broncos on Tuesday morning.
Rabbitohs general manager Shane Richardson has been in England over the last week trying to lure England international forward Luke Thompson to the Rabbitohs.
On Tuesday the Warriors announced the signing of Josh Curran from the Roosters.