The confusion and demoralisation at the Canterbury Bulldogs could be the worse seen in the NRL for a number of years.
After losing head coach Trent Barrett following a run of disastrous results, the Bulldogs also lost major signing Brent Naden to Wests Tigers.
Now, the rumour mill is going into overdrive about which potential exits could happen next.
According to the Daily Telegraph, one of those is former Melbourne Storm forward Joe Stimson who is reportedly looking for a move to Super League after a less than successful three years at Belmore.
Injury hit with a contract of $400,000, Stimson would only be available to top Super League sides with a contract of over £200,000 which would rule out a number of clubs in the UK top flight.
Just 26 years of age, Stimson has made just 21 appearances for Canterbury in three seasons so far after bursting onto the scene with the Storm back in 2017, where he made over 50 appearances in three seasons.
With Super League sides aiming to rebuild their squads for the 2023 season, Stimson could well be a target for some including Warrington Wolves who have been on a recruitment drive lately.
Castleford Tigers are also letting Cheyse Blair go which frees up a quota spot for Stimson to fill whilst Wigan Warriors may see the retirement of Tommy Leuluai.