Talau Ready To Decide On Future

Kiwis and Bulldogs centre Willie Talau is expected to decide on his future with the National Rugby League (NRL) club this week.

Talau was to meet club officials today, with his manager, Peter Lord, indicating he will either accept a new deal or consider offers from up to five English Super League clubs.

His decision may have a bearing on whether New Zealand test and club centre partner Nigel Vagana stays at the Bulldogs.

Vagana has been at loggerheads with the club over a new three-year deal, with management saying they may not be able to accommodate his demands and stay under the salary cap.

If Talau did depart the Bulldogs would have more cash to devote to signing other out-of-contract players.