Young gun's plight exposes Knights cap issues

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The Knights are in danger of losing their NSW Cup Player of the Year for the past two years for next season.

Barnstorming back-rower Zac Hosking - the son of former Manly cult hero David 'The Mule' Hosking - is off contract and has yet to receive an offer from the Knights.

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Several rival clubs have expressed interest in the 24-year-old, who was a standout in the NSW Cup before the competition was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Knights want to keep Hosking but have salary cap issues and also have plenty of back-rowers in their top 30 squad.

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"He's a great kid and wants to stay but if he has to leave, then Zac will," his manager Steve Gillis told Wide World of Sports.

Dad Dave, a burly prop, played prop, played four seasons at Manly and three at Souths in the 1980s and '90s.

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