The big news from Australia this morning is that the Canterbury Bulldogs have confirmed that fullback / centre Corey Allan had been released from the final year of his contract with the club.
In a statement on the club’s website, the Bulldogs said:
“Corey Allan has been released from the final year of his contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, effective immediately.
“We thank Corey for his two years of service to the Bulldogs and wish him all the best for the future.”
This could see him make thee move to Super League. In May of this year it was reported that several Super League clubs.
Now that the door is open again, where could he end up?
Now that Nene MacDonald is at Leeds Rhinos and Blake Ferguson has left the club on compassionate grounds, the Leopards have a huge chunk of salary cap open. They also have a quota spot open and now that an eciting outside back from the NRL has become available, they could pounce on the opportunity to replace Ferguson and MacDonald with Allan.
Most Super League clubs have used up all their quota spots for 2023 already but the Catalans Dragons haven’t. Yes they may have already have two fullbacks in Sam Tomkins and Arthur Mourgue but they are in need of one more centre after they let go of Samisoni Langi and Dean Whare and have only signed Adam Keirghan. Thus, a move for Allan who has played centre in the past could be wise.
The sunshine of the South of France is always a temptation to Australian players and if a Super League move isn’t possible he may follow in the footsteps of Corey Norman and join Toulouse.
Elite One Championship
Speaking of following Norman, he could even go straight to the Elite One Championship where stars like James Maloney play along with former Wigan Warriors man Morgan Escare. Again the sunshine could be attractive here.