NRL club chief claims Super League star “is the right age” to make NRL move

Ever since the World Club Challenge, there has been a heightened interest in St Helens stars from NRL clubs.

The main one was of course Jack Welsby with NRL clubs reportedly happy to pay a huge fee to tempt him down under.

But the hero of the World Club Challenge is another player who NRL clubs are said to be interested in. In fact, it was claimed that Dodd is planning ahead for a move to the NRL recently.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Danny Weidler was speaking on The Big Sports Breakfast earlier this year and claimed that Dodd’s recent decision to join SFX Sports, which was announced on their Instagram page, is part of his plan to eventually earn a move to Australia.

“He’s employed George Mimis to get him a club in Australia basically,” Danny Weidler said on Sky Sports Radio’s ‘The Big Sports Breakfast’.

“I know he’s got a bit of time left on his contract at St. Helens. He’s one to watch.”

In terms of his contract, Dodd recently signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2024 season though there are options for him to remain at the club until the end of 2026.

However, now Canterbury Bulldogs chief Phil Goud, who famously said St Helens would be easily beaten in the World Club Challenge, has said that Dodd is the right age to make the move down under.

He said on Twitter: “Good player. It would be a good test for him over here. Probably at the right age now to give it a try.”