Wallabies and Rebels star utility back Kurtley Beale admitted he would like to cross codes and try his hand in the 13-man game.
The 24-year-old, always a popular figure with those who like to bet on rugby, was hooked to the idea after taking part in a two-hour training session with NRL side Melbourne Storm, saying he was a huge leage fan.
"It's always lingering in the back of my mind," said Beale, who is now being backed by bookmakers like Paddy Power to switch codes at the end of his current deal.
"I'm a massive fan of rugby league and I played it all my junior career and I'm always switching channels to watch it on the weekend.
"Hopefully later on, in the years to come, I will be able to put my hand up and have a crack at it."