Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
If you had to single out any current NRL player as somebody who seems to just get better every week that player would be Selwyn Cobbo.
At just 19-years-old Cobbo has cemented himself as a consistent first-grade player that still has a lot of untapped potential.
When season 2022 started the winger was seemingly going through the motions but as he has become more comfortable in the NRL, his talent has shone through and Cobbo is now already being compared with the likes of Greg Inglis and Latrell Mitchell.
The Cherbourg native is currently under contract at the Broncos until the end of 2023 but that may be about to change as Fox Sports is reporting Cobbo will sign an astonishing two million dollar contract extension with the club until the end of 2025.
Reports have also emerged that the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles along with seven other clubs are displaying a serious interest in signing the former Wynnum Manly Seagull for the 2024 NRL season.
Cobbo most recently had his class on show against the Sea Eagles as he scored a hat trick in Brisbane’s demolition job of Des Hasler’s team.
Broncos head coach Kevin Walters was recently interviewed by Fox Sports on Cobbo’s current situation.
“We are very hopeful we can keep him [Cobbo] here,” Walters said.
“We see Selwyn as a long-term player for our club, we love what he brings, even at such a young age.
“He has played some great footy this year which is great for us as a team and great for Broncos fans.”
It will be interesting to see how Cobbo is used in 2024 no matter where he ends up as he can play in the fullback role and will likely want to shift in field from the wing eventually, not to mention the fact that fullbacks generally earn a lot more money than wingers.
This point alone may rule Cobbo out of ending up at the Sea Eagles in two years as 2021 Dally M Player of the Year Tom Trbojevic is under a long-term contract at the club and will not be giving up the fullback position any time soon.
Another option for Cobbo could be the NRL’s newest franchise The Dolphins who have just missed out on the signatures of both Kalyn Ponga and Reece Walsh.