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Melbourne released Walker earlier this month, the fourth time the former Queensland three quarter has split with a club in a tumultuous NRL career. Walker and his management met with North Queensland officials over the weekend about a possible move north, although the Tigers shape as his most likely destination after a preliminary meeting last week.
The Tigers are looking for an outside back to complete their 25-man roster for next season and have all but given up hope of snaring Pat Richards after he recently pledged his allegiance to Wigan.
Former Brisbane forward Neville Costigan will meet Melbourne officials tomorrow about a possible move to the club next season. Costigan, sacked by the Broncos following a spate of alcohol-related incidents, has already been offered a two-year deal to join Canberra while the Gold Coast could also be an option.
Storm recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan says the club is interest in the 21-year-old but want to meet him to see if he fits into their club culture. Costigan says he has already met with incoming Raiders coach Neil Henry while he has spoken to Gold Coast Titans assistant Trevor Gillmeister and is waiting to see if the new franchise can offer him a deal.
But Titans coach John Cartwright says he is not interested in Costigan, although if Penrith forward Tony Puletua decides to pull out of his Gold Coast contract Costigan could be an option.