A COUPLE of weeks ago I reported that Souths were set to sign teenage sensation Payne Haas — and the Rabbitohs were convinced they had him.
But at the last minute, Haas flipped to the Broncos and the teenager will play in their NYC side next season.
The reason for the late change of mind? Haas’ brother Chace, confined to a wheelchair after a car accident, lives with his parents on the Gold Coast and the youngster wants to stay close to home to help look after him.
The 16-year-old is set to sign a deal that will keep him in Brisbane until the end of 2019 after a heart-to-heart with Wayne Bennett convinced him to remain up north.