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.”
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.”