Exclusive: Ex-Super League target Kyle Flanagan drops major future hint following club admission

Super League target Kyle Flanagan has devised a plan on how he will regain the starting halfback shirt for the Canterbury Bulldogs after recent hard times.

The number 7 has been the focal point of persistent rumours in the NRL off-season with a move to Super League often touted.

Consistently linked with a move away from the Canterbury Bulldogs, the former Sydney Roosters halfback has dropped a major bombshell on his future to Serious About Rugby League.

For Flanagan, the 23-year-old halfback was on the receiving end of loaded criticism in his first season in Belmore after failing to play a key role for Trent Barrett’s Canterbury Bulldogs.

Flanagan even found himself in the reserves, despite his hefty wage – and has since been linked to a move to the UK.

The 23-year-old has made almost 50 appearances in rugby league’s most impressive competition, having played a key role in the Sydney Roosters’ 2020 season.

That being said, Flanagan has revealed to Serious About Rugby League that he is ‘looking forward to a big season at Canterbury’, dismissing any claims that the halfback could be on his way to Super League for 2022 – though his future from 2023 remains unclear.

And, those sentiments were echoed in a big interview done with the Daily Telegraph.

“I’m just focusing on what I can control and that’s training hard and backing myself,’ Flanagan said, “I’m sure everyone’s going to get an opportunity.

“I heard the talk the club wanted to offload me but they’ve always been upfront and I’ve never felt unwanted within the four walls of the footy club.

“I feel well supported by Gus and Baz (Trent Barrett) and everyone else for that matter. It’s up to me now.”

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