Look out, Cronulla. Incoming Canterbury coach Trent Barrett could be set to raid your talent.
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With the trio not only meeting the struggling club’s needs, they will also collectively become free agents as of November 1st.
With the ball still in their court, Cronulla will have to assess their salary cap position before recommitting to the star triad.
As many clubs across the league have yet to recommit to a plethora of their players, the Bulldogs are currently eyeing the market before pouncing on any prospective prey.
A report from Matt Logue of The Australian has suggested that Canterbury are also keen to secure the services of Penrith Panther Matt Burton.
However, this signing seems unlikely, as Burton is not only on contract until the end of next season, but the Dogs will need to wait until November before approaching the playmaker, as per the league’s free agency laws.
Despite securing the services of Nick Cotric and Corey Waddell, the search continues for a front row partner for Englishman Luke Thompson. The names of Brisbane’s Matt Lodge and Jack Bird have been bandied.
In what is certain to be the busiest off-season at Belmore in recent memory, expect Barrett to also enquire about the multitude of veterans such as Dale Copley, Gerard Beale and Jordan Kahu who are all currently out of contract.