NRL Rd 17 - Sea Eagles v Tigers
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Corey Waddell of the Sea Eagles is tackled during the round 17 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers at Lottoland on September 05, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Canterbury Bulldogs have added another player to their stocks as they look to build depth signing, with Manly back-rower Corey Waddell signing a three-year deal.

Wadell, 23, has caught the eyes of Bulldogs recruiters due to his his ability to run and defensive game. 

Since making his debut in 2019 Waddell has made 34 appearances for Manly while scoring one try. 


So far in the 2020 season, he has had two line-break assists, eight passing offloads, made 248 tackles, has a tackle efficiency of 90.2 %, averages 94 running metres and has made 1035 total running metres.

Canterbury Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill is delighted they’ve secured the signing of the young gun. 

“We are continuing to construct our squad for 2021 and beyond and Corey will be an important part of that process,” Hill told the club website. 

“He is a hard-working footballer who is a strong defender and someone who will bring additional quality and depth to our forward pack.

“We look forward to Corey joining us next season.”


  1. Manly next season will be without AFB, Waddell and Joel Thompson. Maybe release Dylan Walker to free up some more $$ and swap Garrick for Saab.

    They need to make some signings.
    I’d take Jason Saab, Jamil Hopoate, Kieran Foran, Isiah Pappalii, Patrick Herbert and Aaron Woods.

    1. Turbo
    2. Saab
    3. Suli
    4. Harper
    5. Funa
    6. Foran
    7. DCE
    8. Woods
    9. Fainu
    10. Taupau
    11. J. Hopoate
    12. Sironen
    13. Jake Tubro

    14. Levi
    15. Keppie
    16. Pappalii
    17. Paseka

    18. Cust/Crocker
    19. Taufua/Parker/A. Hopoate/Herbert
    20. Gosiewski/Fleger/Boyle

    Young backline with good size and skills. Solid halves duo that know each other’s games in and out. Big experienced forward pack that makes metres has good offloading and works hard. Then a bench with good size and impact and some depth.

  2. Pleeease Aaron Woods..Manly have enough problems without buying that loser..Keith Titmus and Haumole Olakau’atu will do fine….next thing you’ll suggest they buy Josh Dugan!!!

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