Adam Elliott set for NRL club switch with girlfriend Millie Boyle

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Adam Elliott and Millie Boyle will both play for Newcastle next season.
Adam Elliott will turn down an extension from Canberra to join Newcastle, with girlfriend Millie Boyle also joining the Knights in the NRLW. Picture: Instagram/millie_boyle

Nearly a year has passed since Adam Elliott was stood down by the Canterbury Bulldogs over his toilet shenanigans with NRLW star Millie Boyle, and now the pair look set to be reunited.

The pair's bathroom encounter on the Gold Coast in August last year drew plenty of headlines and sparked an investigation from the NRL's Integrity Unit.

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The investigation was laughed off by Boyle, who declared at the time the incident had been 'a big kerfuffle about nothing' - however it wasn't long before she confirmed on Instagram that the pair were an item.

Elliott left the Bulldogs to join Canberra this season, but is expected to join the Newcastle Knights next year on a long-term deal reportedly worth as much as $1.4 million.

It will enable the couple to reunite at Newcastle, with NRLW star Boyle also opting to join the Knights and leave the Broncos next season.

The 27-year-old Elliott was stood down for the final two weeks of the 2021 NRL season after he was escorted out of a Gold Coast restaurant without his shirt on last August.

He had reportedly been discovered in there with Boyle, and though the pair played down what had happened it was not long before it was confirmed the pair were together.

“Lost a milli. gained a Millie," Boyle captioned a photo of her and Elliott on Instagram late last year, confirming the two were more than friends.

Boyle will be joined at Newcastle next season by fellow former Bronco Tamika Upton.

“I couldn’t be more excited to arrive in Newcastle and experience what it’s like to run out in a Knights jersey,” Boyle said.

“Everyone knows how passionate this town is about footy and all of the NRLW girls experienced that in Round One this season.

“The team at the Knights are building and will be very competitive; there’s a good mix of experienced players and really exciting young talent coming through. This season can’t come soon enough.”

Broncos freeze contract talks with Payne Haas after controversy

Elliott's contract negotiations have been demonstrably smoother than Payne Haas' troubled discussions with the Brisbane Broncos.

Haas triggered substantial criticism last week by demanding an immediate release from his contract, but both he and the Broncos have since confirmed any contract discussions can wait until the end of the season.

The prop, who entered Brad Fittler's State of Origin camp on Monday, was booed by Broncos fans during their win over the Gold Coast on Friday.

Haas told AAP on Monday he wasn't "money hungry" and disliked the perception his release request was viewed as a cash grab.

Payne Haas' request for a release from the Broncos comes amid a five-game winning streak for the club. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Payne Haas and the Broncos have put off contract talks until after the end of this season. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

His future has been further complicated by him changing managers after the Broncos opened talks for a new deal with his previous agent.

"I underestimated the public interest in my contract situation so I want to put those discussions on hold and keep my focus where it needs to be," Haas said in a club statement.

"I want the fans to know that they will get nothing but my best every time I pull on a Broncos jersey."

There have been reports Haas, who is contracted with the Broncos until the end of 2024, wants release clauses inserted into his next deal which would allow him to leave the club if they didn't hit certain criteria of on-field performance.

Brisbane chief executive Dave Donaghy added: "Everyone at our club holds Payne in the highest regard and we feel it very important to have these confidential conversations at a time of the year when there are no distractions."

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