NRL Rd 11 - Titans v Panthers
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Stephen Crichton of the Panthers scores a try during the round 11 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Canterbury are looking to Bolster their list once again as Trent Barrett is eyeing Penrith duo Isaah Yeo and Stephen Crichton, per The Daily Telegraph. 

Barrett is set to take the post at Belmore for 2021 after a strong year beside Ivan Cleary at the Panthers, with the Bulldogs already expressing their interest in Matt Burton.

Canterbury have already announced the finalised deal for Penrith's Jack Hetherington and confirmed a transfer for Roosters halfback Kyle Flanagan this week.

The Bulldogs are keen on pairing Burton with Flanagan at Belmore and now have Crichton and Yeo in their sights.

Despite their aggressive play for Burton, Penrith are unlikely to allow a release for their half, who has also gained interest from the Storm, Cowboys and Tigers.

The Bulldogs look to begin a new era under Barrett after narrowly missing the wooden spoon in 2020, adding Nick Cotric and pushing for Storm star Josh Add-Carr.

As of this Sunday, all NRL players coming out of contract can be approached by potential suitors.



  1. Yeo may well be the next Panthers captain. Stephen Crichton has already stated that he wants to stay at Penrith.
    So neither of those 2 players will be going anywhere.
    Just another story to have something to write.

  2. Agreed. I can’t see the Panthers allowing these two fellas to leave after such big seasons for the club. They could go one better in 2021, barring serious injuries to their top players and the Bulldogs can’t offer the same level of ability as a team that the Panthers currently have. Maybe in a few years, but not at the moment.

  3. Swap Reimis Smith for Josh Addo-Carr.
    Forget about these two no way they leave.
    Just wait and see in regard to Burton.

    I’d still be targeting Angus Crichton, who looks like he may be forced out of the roosters. Crichton is still only 24 years old and has heaps of experience and has played with Kyle Flanagan at the roosters obviously

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