SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Aaron Woods of the Bulldogs is tackled 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)

Aaron Woods may have already played his last game for the Bulldogs. Woods may have to move to Cronulla as it’s possible he could be running out as a Shark this Saturday; according to veteran rugby league journalist and Cronulla supporter Phil Rothfield.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he played his last game for Canterbury today,” Rothfield told controversy corner on Monday.

“We’re getting closer to June 30 and Cronulla need middle forwards, and yeah I wouldn’t be surprised if he went this week.”

He said it’s a smart buy for the Sharks, who are currently in a scrap to stay in the top eight.

Aaron Woods hasn’t played that badly, and Cronulla have picked him up, he’ll be a bargain for the Sharks,” Rothfield continued.

“That’s why it’s a good signing, because Canterbury are going to have to contribute for three years.”

He wasn’t the only one who liked the move, Former Kangaroos prop Steve Roach said it was a great long-term deal.

“I think it’s a great purchase,” Roach added.

“They have to do something when they lose Gallen. And I think Luke Lewis is in the same category at the moment just about to retire… They have to replace those guys with a first-class player and Aaron Woods would be a good fit.”

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Losing Woods could be detrimental to the Bulldogs who could still lose Moses Mbye mid-season to the Tigers because of their salary cap mess.

“Well the old Canterbury management, what they did when they were in trouble with their members last year, they thought, ‘Geez we better sign Kieran Foran quick, we better sign Aaron Woods quick’, and ignored the salary cap pressure they were under,” Rothfield explained.

“So they’re now in a position where poor Mbye who’s probably been their best back this year has been offloaded.”


  1. Doubt whether Gal will be (voluntarily) hanging up the boots in 2019, why should he? – he is still the Sharks best player.

  2. Newcastle could sign him but the rumor of this week is he is looking at heading back to where it all began. Parramatta.🤐

    • Yeah all the winners, Dugan, Moylan now Woods. Talk about crap talent spotting. Seriously who in their right mind would want Woods, even with the discount? Softest prop since Jason Ryles.

        • Look at the sharks 3 big signings. Dugan, Moylan and Woods none of them have even played in a grand final and none of them will be picked in a rep team again hahaha

          All asking for close to 1 mill aswell. Haha

        • Haha, yeah little brother, because our forwards- De Belin, frizzel etc are all soft, you moron. One again showing the lack of education amongst Cronulla supporters. Woods will fit in well at your club. Overrated, overpaid and a sook to boot.

  3. The spine is the issue at the Dogs.. maybe not Woods’ greatest season but he is doing his job

  4. Cronulla have lost a couple of very good up & coming centres to other clubs in the last couple of years. Ones they should have kept. So why risk losing the best local forward talent , by choking up the first grade squad with so so forward buys? Like Woods…

  5. If any club can pick up Woods for around $400-$500K, and the Bulldogs pick up the difference of his over the top contract ($900K), then not such a bad purchase.

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