SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Corey Harawira-Naera of the Panthers runs the ball during the round 20 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Penrith Panthers at Lottoland on July 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have confirmed the signature of back-rower Corey Harawira-Naera on a long-term deal.

Harawira-Naera joins the Dogs on a four-year contract, after 44 appearances for Penrith over the past two seasons.

The 23-year-old has 13 tries to his name, and has been a mainstay in the Panthers’ line-up since making his debut in Round 4, 2017.

Canterbury Chief Executive Andrew Hill spoke to the club’s website about the signing, and said he was thrilled to add the forward to the 2019 roster.

“Signing someone of Corey’s calibre and potential is a great coup for the Bulldogs and comes on the back of a strong finish to our 2018 season,” Hill told bulldogs.com.au.

“Dean Pay and his coaching staff have helped develop some talented young players this year and the addition of Corey to the squad will add both quality and strength to our forward pack for next season and beyond.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great signing, great stuff. I’m hoping our forward pack can look something like this next year:
    8) Tolman
    9) Lichaa (unless they get Segeyaro)
    10) Klemmer
    11) Jackson/Faitala-Mariner
    12) Martin
    13) Faitala-Mariner/Jackson

    14) Elliott (second row)
    15) Sue (prop)
    16) Harawira-Naera (second row)
    17) Ogden (prop)

  2. Great signing, great stuff. I’m hoping our forward pack can look something like this next year:
    8) Tolman
    9) Lichaa (unless they get Segeyaro)
    10) Klemmer
    11) Jackson/Faitala-Mariner
    12) Martin
    13) Faitala-Mariner/Jackson

    14) Elliott (second row)
    15) Sue (prop)
    16) Harawira-Naera (second row)
    17) Ogden/Fualalo (prop)

  3. The ISP forwards looked alright. Do they need another forward?
    Harawira-Naera will be moving from one reserve bench to another one.
    He’s a bit light on in defence , especially against bigger forwards. That may come from being a centre , moved to the forwards. Can be good in attack sometimes when he backs up.
    He didn’t look as good as some of the other Penrith ISP forwards , or Bulldogs ISP forwards last weekend.

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