PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Corey Harawira-Naera of the Panthers is tackled by Kurt Mann of the Dragons during the round 12 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Panthers Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Canterbury Bulldogs have signed emerging Panther Corey Harawira-Naera on a four-year deal from 2019, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.

The 23-year old will secure an early release from Penrith with a year to run on his current contract, who has played all 44 matches over the past two seasons and won the club’s 2017 Rookie of The Year award.

The addition of Harawira-Naera continues the steady rebuild at Belmore, with Jack Cogger (Knights), Sausao Sue (Tigers), Christian Chrichton (Panthers), Nick Meaney (Knights) and Chris Smith (Roosters) all set to play at the club next season.


  1. would be forever stuck behind Kikau anyway. Not a Good move for him however with Jackson & Martin ahead on the pecking order. Will fight for a bench spot with Faitala-Mariner who was in decent form at the start of the season as well.

  2. Really like Corey but your leaving one stacked back row for another. Really think you should’ve got me to either the Storm, Rabbits, Or Eels. Think at the Storm he could have improved to be one of the top second rowers under Craig Bellamy’s wing, or at the Rabbits he could have been an amwesome replacement to Crichton

  3. Souths crowd are controlling the refs.
    Not surprised as that many toothless souths supporters booing makes it sound like a whistle!
    And look at that. Souths get another try from a dodgy piggy back penalty.
    With out the refs Souths have nothing.

    • …sound like a whistle!

      Hahahahaha, very funny Kev. Almost as funny as a 51 – 10 scoreline or the Eels 14th wooden spoon! You ARE an Eels fan aren’t you Kev or have you jumped over to the Tigers for fear of splinters?

      Poor Eels, 14 wooden spoons, and still counting, victims of a season full of piggyback penalties because they are all too fat and too lazy to roll off the tackled player!

      Face it Kev, Souths were too big, too strong and too good even despite the gifted try to Lawrence after a blatant push in the back denying Walker a chance to compete for the ball. Last nights result was a combination of Souths having a full strength team at last and for once being able to control possession. No mystery Kev, that’s what happens when a side like the Rabbitohs has an 81% completion rate and 64% of possession (72% possession late in the game) and ran for over 1,000 metres MORE than the Tigers!

      Enjoy your 14th spoon (you must be running out of room to store them), just as Manly fans are enjoying their first “Silver Spoon” for coming 15th out of 16! Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Put a sock in it Kev, grow up you jealous moron, home crowds booing is what you expect from home games, just because your club supporters, which ever team that is, don’t support as passionate has Souths doesn’t mean you have to pick on teams who supporters are more vocal, plus you can’t even spell Souths right, go back and repeat primary school.

      • …home crowds booing is what you expect from home games

        Yeah but not their own team like the Dragons supporters. 😂😂😂

        Mind you it was a poor effort in a game commemorating the late Lance Thompson who typified the exact opposite.

  4. Penrith are to kind to these players. Letting them go early, if they wish to go. Or if some other team wants to sign them.
    Harawira-Naera signed a 2 year extension this year. Why care about what the Bulldogs want? Make him play out his contract .
    Same for Moylan, Cartwright , Latu, Te Mare Martin, Karisau , Brown & others .
    Players can never complain about what the clubs do to them, especially Penrith. When they just sign contracts & can’t do the right thing themselves .

  5. Don’t be worried any Panther fans. Great young forwards coming through. Corey Waddell ( good ball runner , leader, hard worker in defence ). Shawn Blore ( Dean’s brother ) looks a champion, junior rep player. Billy Burns ( great ball runner & try scorer ). Just some players that will make first grade.

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