All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara

TJ Perenara serious about possible move to NRL

Roosters coach Trent Robinson approached the 69-cap New Zealand international's management about the possibility of a stint in the 13-man code earlier this month.

"(The interest is) definitely genuine from both parties," Perenara said.

"It's something that would be a challenge but it's something that I've thought about throughout the course of my career.

"I played league when I was a little bit younger (and) I've often thought about it but never engaged in conversations to the extent that we are at now."