during the round two NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on March 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

NRL 360 co-host and senior News Corp journalist Paul Kent believes the Bulldogs are shopping Moses Mbye to other clubs in the NRL, in a bid to free up some salary cap space.

Mbye has been one of the Dogs’ shining lights this season, after moving to fullback to allow for Kieran Foran to take up his usual spot in the halves.

Canterbury are certainly in a situation where they must shed players to stay salary cap compliant, and Kent believes Mbye is one of the few with real value left on their books.

“It’s an interesting one because a lot of Canterbury people say ‘why would you get rid of Moses Mbye?’ but Canterbury are in a position where they have to offload,” Kent said on Sunday Night with Matty Johns.

“There’s going to be a forum next week where the new board’s going to have to talk to the members and despite making a promise, which actually helped them get elected, that they would never pay a player to play at another club, it looks like they’re going to have to do that.

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“Now they can’t just throw up anyone or a player of no value that Canterbury fans would be happy to lose because other clubs don’t want to buy that player.

“He’s rumoured to be on about $900,000 a year. That’s going to create some salary cap room OK.

“Second to that you are going to get some clubs who are interested as long as Canterbury pay some of the freight.”

Mbye could join the likes of the Morris brothers and Greg Eastwood who depart the club at season’s end, with the aforementioned trio all on big deals and are unlikely to fit back into the cap.

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The Dogs have started the season 2-7, and face off in a bottom-of-the-table clash with the 2-7 Eels on Friday night.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Ah well they spent between 1.5 to 2 mil on Woods and Foran. Loving the fact that the doggies are paying about 60% of James Graham’s contract for this season 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  2. Stupid to get rid of Mbye. It’s all media hype. Rather Eastwood should retire and save the Dogs cap space. Morris boys are in there last season and if the Dogs continue to loose games. They should be moved on by June and start blooding some young talent. Whether the Morris boys retire or choose to extend there shelf life in the U.K. This should be looked at before the Super League season starts

  3. Watching Paul Kent trying to explain the situation to Tallis was a joke,how thick is he.I cant see how them trying to unload Mbye will help anyway.Feel sorry for Pay,hard task to start a coaching career,not like they have juniors to pull up

    • Least with DCE manly arnt going to end up paying half his wage to play elsewhere. For the sake of the competition the NRL need to step in and work out a way so both dogs and manly are on a level playing field for next year an so on.I really hope that if any club goes to hand Hasler a coaching job the NRL look into it.He shouldnt be allowed near a NRL roster.I hate both teams with great passion but theres no joy in beating them under strength

  4. 83 first grade games and they still haven’t found his position.. The Bulldogs have had spine issues for a few years now and until it’s sorted they won’t find consistency

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