SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: David Klemmer of the Bulldogs watches on during the round 14 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on June 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

David Klemmer’s release from Canterbury is expected to wait another week as Roosters prop Dylan Napa continues to consider his future plans.

Napa is a key target for the Bulldogs as he is the prime candidate to replace the Test prop but he is contracted to the Roosters for another year.

However, the 26-year-old is in no rush to make his decision as is believed to be seeing if other clubs are interested in him.

The Bulldogs and the Knights are working to finalize the Klemmer move by early December but Canterbury don’t want to give him away without finding a replacement.

The Knights are waiting for Klemmer and St George to make a decision on whether or not they will release utility Kurt Mann.

The Knights have been the most active during the off-season with Warriors prop James Gavet and South Sydney back Hymel HuntΒ  joining the team. They have also picked up Melbourne front rower Tim Glasby, Cronulla centre Jesse Ramien and winger Edrick Lee, Warriors halfback Mason Lino and Bulldogs hooker Zac Woolford.

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown wants Mann as a hooker and if the Dragons release him, then Danny Levi could be told to look elsewhere with Parramatta being a favorite to land him.

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The Dragons are still actively in the market for players next season as they look for Macdonald and Nightingale replacements.

What would you like to see your club do?


  1. Napa is on alright money at the Roosters and should play on for the remainder of his contract, otherwise he will be getting belted up for the rest of his career playing at the dogs who will be lucky to make the finals any time soon.πŸ₯ŠπŸ©

    • It makes sense though. He’s no apring chicken anymore. Especially for a forward. It was expected when he burst onto the scene that at this point he’d be leading our pack. Instead, he’s behind JWH and Taukeiaho in the pecking order. He’ll be able to lead the dogs, and it could potentially mean that Lindsay Collins gets the chance he deserves. Potentialy a blessing in disguise for a player that needs to work on his discipline.

      • Napa is 26. Not exactly old playing any position.
        Then the Roosters would be looking to replace him with Taupau, who is 28.
        There goes the age theory.

    • Woody’s 98 years old so if he was a jockey he could have ridden Phar Lap! 🐎

    • At my age I have shrunk heaps and I was a half back but I’m taller than 4 footπŸ‘’πŸ‘’πŸ‘’πŸ‘’. So what didn’t you like about my comment❓❔❓❓❔❓ Does the truth hurt❓❔❓❔❓❔ Canterbury have no hope of making the top🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱for the next 3 to 4 years at least. Get with the program mate.πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘

      • I’ll make a bet with you,
        If the Dogs don’t make the top 4 within 4 years I’ll personally buy you a new whip for your donkey.

      • β€œAt my age I have shrunk heaps”

        That’s what matron said! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        β€œI’ll personally buy you a new whip”

        No need ihatemanly. Matron has that covered while Woody is happy to play the role of the donkey. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • I love my sponge bath from nurse Ratchet, but about that bet IhateManly, Sounds like it is reasonable. If I have to wait four years and lose then there’s no way I can pay up in this life time. I might be pushing up the daisy’s πŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘πŸ”

        • “I might be pushing up the daisy’s”

          Woody, I’ve lost people close to me mate that have ranged from 29 yrs upwards and none of them were anywhere near your innings score. I’m tipping you will get your century and much more and remember there are no guarantees with regards to time for anyone. Just keep healthy and stay out of trouble. Matron has started to complain that you aren’t behaving yourself.

  2. I’m not having a crack at Dogs, especially as it’s not their fault, but from what I understand Klemmer was/is on around $700k, as is Napa, who will want more to go to the Dogs (understandably), so from a salary cap perspective it’s probably a loss to the dogs, and if I was a Dogs supporter I’d rather Klemmer.
    The Roosters free up cap space (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, and especially for you Reg, yeah) and they go after Taupau.
    Now let’s face it, and all bias aside, if the Roosters can come even close to what Taupau is on, and they could by losing Napa, Taupau goes to the Roosters, and Manly free up some cap space.
    The way I see it, the above scenario looks pretty likely, so what does Manly do with the $800k or so from Taupau?
    Half jokingly, well Dessie could “leverage” it, especially with the number of players off contract at the end of 2019.

    • The problem with that mighty is that Taupau will be on $850K plus (just like Cordner) and the Roosters will only be freeing up $700K with Napa. That’s like getting $150K further in debt (in housing terms) when you look at the affect this will have on the salary cap. The Roosters will only be in more salary cap trouble than they already are.

      But when the glass ceiling has already already been shattered what does it matter, right?

      • That’s my whole point eelsalmighty and Reg Regan, Napa may be quite happy to stay with a stronger club and be assured of rep honours for a bit less rather than get smashed up every week with a lack of solid back up forwards to help him at the Dogs where he is likely to lose his Qld jumper, not play semi final footy and not being with his mates that bled red white and blue blood this year to achieve the ultimate goal in footy.

        He only has to look at Roger tuivasa-$hreck πŸ’²πŸ’²πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ’²πŸ’²who took the money but will never enjoy his footy like he did in 2013. Poor Roger is assured of never playing in another grand final again, ever.

        The bottom line is 700k at the Rooster and his Mates = Easy money or get smashed about for 100k more and miss out on a happy life. I know he is a front rower but now days the game has gone soft, there brains still work all right. There should be enough brain cells in his melonπŸ‰ to stay put at the RoostersπŸ“πŸ”πŸ“

  3. “At my age I have shrunk heaps”

    That’s what matron said! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    “I’ll personally buy you a new whip”

    No need ihatemanly. Matron has that covered while Woody is happy to play the role of the donkey. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • I’m with you on that “Slammin Sam”. Strange call for a handy player out wide who would just be a speed hump in the middle of the field. It makes no sense to me when both Slade Griffin and Jamie Buhrer are better options in my mind. Danny Levi notwithstanding who is behind the other two in my book.

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