SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Aaron Woods of the Bulldogs leaves the field during the round two NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on March 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The Bulldogs have confirmed that fullback Moses Mbye’s departure from the club could provide the necessary salary cap relief to retain prop Aaron Woods.

Canterbury chief executive Andrew Hill said that despite the speculation, the 27-year old may yet remain at Belmore.

“There has been interest expressed in Aaron via his management but to date that interest has not amounted to any significant conversations,” Hill told theĀ Sydney Morning Herald.

“As a result of the club agreeing to Moses Mbye’s move to the Tigers, that has freed up some salary-cap space, so we’re in a position to not have any players leave to be cap compliant.”

“Everyone knows Woodsy is a great club-person, he’s a strong player and he’s great to have around the team.”

Woods has been linked to Cronulla ahead of the June 30 trade deadline, who have publicly declared their interest in the front-rower.

After signing an approximate $800,000-a-season deal with the Bulldogs, he is reportedly now valued at $150,000 a year less than that, and rival clubs are refusing to pay much more.

Fellow Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman said Woods was an important piece for the Bulldogs.

“He’s an Australian representative” he told theĀ Sydney Morning Herald.

“A quality person and player and a leader at this club.”



  1. I still can’t understand how they’re still struggling to create enough cap space to keep their current players to be honest. They’ve got Eastwood (800k), Morris brothers (700k each) coming off heavily back ended deals at the end of this year. They’ve just let Moses Mybe (750k) walk, last year they also let go of James Graham, Josh Reynolds and Sam Kasiano who all would have been on big money.
    Their only high profile players on the books for next year are Woods, Klemmer, Jackson and Foran. So I’m assuming they must being paying a fortune for players the likes of Lichaa, Hopoate and Tolman. What idiots.

  2. honestly whoever thought to pay Foran close to a million needs to have their head examined. Has had an injury riddled career ever since he left Manly, did nothing for Parra or the Warriors. What were they thinking.

  3. Woods to remain at the Dogs…so he should….he agreed to a 4 year deal and should honor it…Enjoy watching the Tigers prosper over the next 4 years Woodsy #2041

  4. As a Bulldogs supporter what has gone on over the last 2 years is just ridiculous. How can a club be managed so poorly. No players of any quality will want to join the club until all this is sorted out and I can totally understand that. Part of the problem stems back to Des and his back ended deals. I know that the dogs have’nt won many games but if you look at the score lines they certainly haven’t been getting toweled up. That is the only positive.

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