It was a dark day in rugby league when foundation club North Sydney was forced to merge with arch rivals Manly in 2000.
The ill-fated Northern Eagles would see the Bears club eventually fold for good in 2002 after an incredible 94 years in the competition.
North Sydney currently play in the New South Wales competition and act as a feeder club to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, but haven’t been in the top flight comp since 2002.
But the Bears could be back and they’ve got their eyes on the glitter strip!
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Bears are preparing a $7 million bid to take over the Gold Coast Titans.
The Bears bid which is being headed by former North Sydney legend Greg Florimo have apparently opened talks with the NRL about taking over the Titans license.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the takeover would see the Titans stay on the Gold Coast, but because the Gold Coast Bears and wear the traditional black and red of North Sydney.
As part of the proposal the Gold Coast Bears would also play three games a year in New South Wales with one of them to be played at North Sydney Oval during Retro Round.
You can read the full story at: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/titans/north-sydney-bears-preparing-a-7-million-bid-to-take-over-the-gold-coast-titans/news-story/5970c7ab4e2b0f2fd5f523bc4ee0dc36