This morning Canterbury Bulldogs 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 were interested and that a deal could be done during the Magic Round in Australia.
Now that possibility again looks like a likely outcome now that he is looking for a new club though so late in the game many clubs have already done their business such as Warrington Wolves who took a player from the NRL in a similar situation in Matt Dufty who has been very impressive so far over in England.
Speaking of England it seems that it could be an England star who has prompted his release in part.
The Bulldogs want a new fullback for 2024 and are considering a move for Brisbane Broncos and England centre Herbie Farnworth who wants to make the switch to fullback.
Thus, to pave the way for any potential move Allan has been moved on. The Bulldogs ae also interested in Stephen Crichton of the Canterbury Bulldogs who is in a similar situation to Farnworth at Penrith Panthers.
He broke English hearts for Samoa in the Rugby League World Cup that defeated Shaun Wane’s side in Golden Point extra time in the semi-finals.