NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: David Klemmer of the Bulldogs in action during the round 16 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury Bulldogs at McDonald Jones Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Bulldogs front-rower David Klemmer has spoken out on the salary cap crisis at the club, conceding that he’s willing to walk away from Canterbury to help free up salary space.

The 24-year-old said it would be tough, but he’d be willing to make the “ultimate sacrifice” to help the Bulldogs get out of their sticky salary cap situation.

“It would be hard for me but if it was to help the club and they needed help I would [leave the club] but it would be very hard for me to do,” he told Nine News’ Danny Weidler.

“It wouldn’t be my choice and it would be a tough time for me, but that’s rugby league now. “It’s a business.”

The Bulldogs have already had to offload some big names, including Aaron woods and Moses Mbye. Others are set to follow as rumours circle about the Morris brothers’ potential departure from the club.

While Klemmer will honour whatever the club decides to do, if he had it his way, he’d stay with the team.

“I want to stay through these tough times and I want to get through it as a club,” Klemmer said.



  1. If he leaves, it will be off to the Sharks to join his mate woodsy. Makes sense with Gal & Lewy getting on.

  2. Another words if someone comes up with ridiculous money he would move as Dogs would not want and probably wont let him go. 1/2 the comp need a good prop.

  3. He is a good contortionist to twist the fact that he wants out of a club in a hole to play for a club with a better chance.
    ” I would make the ultimate sacrifice to help the club”
    Haha. Is anyone buying this.

  4. Welcome to Manly big fella you and Martin are going to carve up opposition packs..heard it here 1st folks like i said with cartwheel. Perrett to panthers still in the air. A host of manly players will not be re signed croker jono wright perrett lane going hastings gone uate gone

      • Of course we can look at the playrrs we will let go plus nate myles wont be on the books

      • Lane leaving
        Hastings leaving
        Uate leaving
        Lussick gone
        Nate Myles off books

        The deadwood

        Jono wright
        Matt wright
        Jack Goewski

        • Manly could easily make a play for him, Money is abundant as 54 has pointed out a lot of people leaving. 330 k is coming off the cap, hardly crippling and it’s only 2019 as 2018s due has been paid. The b.s. surrounding Taupau is all false as we made a play for Pearce at the start of the year as well as Thompson. 1.2 million offer for Pearce didn’t get him and got Thompson for probably 500k. Now we get all this cash manly will be alive in the market.

    • Why would be go from one basket case of a club to another, even more basket case, go figure, seriously that would be a bad move for his career.

  5. Uncle Nick…. I say are you there uncle Nick🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

  6. Lol all of you relax just a little bit. He isn’t going anywhere to join your clubs. The media twisted it out of proportion as usual. He said he wants to stay a one club man because he loves the club and the club will not let him go. He was strictly hands off. He only goes if the club says so and there is absolutely no chance they say he can look elsewhere.

      • Is it a Jarryd Hayne like dream? If so, then dream all you like! 😂😂

        • get the spoon you will.. klemmer wont want it 2 years in a row. Oh hes leaving question is how much can the rorters afford

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