NRL | Melbourne Storm prop Tim Glasby flies in to weigh up deal with Newcastle Knights

TRY: Storm prop Tim Glasby scores against Newcastle. Picture: AAP

TRY: Storm prop Tim Glasby scores against Newcastle. Picture: AAP

LESS than 24 hours after scoring a try to help beat the Knights, Melbourne prop Tim Glasby was on a plane to Newcastle, in a sign that he is serious about switching clubs.

Glasby’s manager, Allan Gainey, told the Newcastle Herald last week the Queensland representative had rejected a three-year deal with Melbourne and was ready to explore the marketplace.

He was spotted with wife Casey and their baby son Parker on a Saturday-afternoon flight into Newcastle.

Knights officials were understood to have given them a tour of the city and the club’s training facilities.

The 28-year-old is a key member of Melbourne’s front-row rotation. He enjoyed a dream 2017, helping Queensland win the Origin series and the Storm claim another premiership. 

Meanwhile, Newcastle remain alive in the SG Ball (under-18) and Harold Matthews (under-16) finals after beating their Penrith counterparts 18-6 and 16-14 respectively on Saturday.