Outgoing Storm star Cronk rules out rugby union switch

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Waratahs fans hoping to see Cooper Cronk in Super Rugby next season had their hopes dashed after the Melbourne Storm star dismissed speculation of a move to rugby union.

Cronk, 33, is set to leave Storm to return home to Sydney and a host of NRL sides are chasing his signature, however talk of a code-switch to Waratahs has emerged.

Waratahs poured cold water on those rumours on Thursday and Dally M Medallist Cronk followed suit as the Australia half-back decides whether to continue playing in 2018.

"That won't be happening," Cronk told reporters on Friday.

"Everyone has their right to an opinion but I haven't had any conversation with rugby union and I have no intention.

"My intention is to make a decision on if I play again next year not where I am going to play."

Cronk continued: "Media have their right to fill some pages but they don't know the conversations I have had.

"I did play a bit of rugby at school and thoroughly enjoyed it and I watch rugby and played with some of the current Wallabies players.

"But I love rugby league. It has given me everything I have in my life.

"I am an avid supporter of the game."