NZ’s Locke targeted by Scotland

Date published: February 24 2015

Rugby League full-back Kevin Locke has reportedly been targeted for a move to Union to play for Scotland, according to reports.

Locke played for the Warriors and New Zealand in League before moving to England to join the Salford City Reds last year.

Talks between the Scottish Rugby Union and the player are now believed to be underway, after Salford owner Marwan Koukash gave permission for the two parties to enter discussions.

Locke made eight appearances for New Zealand between 2011-2013, including in the Rugby League World Cup Final two years ago.

The 25-year-old qualifies to play for Scotland through his father and would join a growing list of Scotland players with Kiwi roots, including Blair Cowan and Sean Maitland.

"An opportunity to speak with Kevin to discuss a move to union has merely presented itself," Dodson told the Manchester Evening News.

"We are now following up this opportunity. We plan to have a chat with Kevin and are ready to make him an offer if he wants to move to rugby union.

"It is down to him to decide what he wants to do. If he does, then we will take things from there."