McGuire keen to stay with Broncos
as player managers lick their lips?

Brisbane utility Casey McGuire is keen to stay with the Broncos despite being among a host of National Rugby League players unsigned for next season.

NRL leading managers have forecast an unprecedented fortnight of negotiations as the anti-tampering ban was lifted today, releasing a record number of players onto the open market. More than 130 NRL players, or one in three first graders, are not contracted for next season.

McGuire says he hopes to stay on with the Broncos but will not know his fate until a few weeks. McGuire's teammates Shaun Berrigan, Richard Swain, Michael De Vere, Scott Prince and Ben Ikin will also be on the market next season.