NRL club forced to keep paying for Super League target despite exit and could be followed by others such as ex-St Helens man

The Sydney Roosters this week announced the signing of Corey Allan to a one-year deal for the 2023 season.

The talented outside back joins the club from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs having been granted an immediate release from the final year of his contract.

Allan made his NRL debut with the South Sydney Rabbitohs where he played 29 top grade games before joining the Bulldogs in 2021 where he played 21 games across his two seasons with the club.

In May of this year, Super League clubs were circling the fullback / centre with clubs potentially trying to secure a deal at the Magic Round in Australia but nothing came of it.

So, when it was revealed that Allan had been released, speculation began that he could make the switch to Super League but it wasn’t to be as the Roosters secured him in an important move with the Roosters still having an unsettled backline.

In many ways they have missed out on a good deal.

Allan was on $550,000 at the Bulldogs and they will have to keep paying him $300,000 in 2023 despite his exit keeping him on their cap and allowing the Roosters to pay little for him.

This is according to the Daily Telegraph who claim that the Bulldogs could still move players on with the likes of former St Helens star Luke Thompson and former Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC target Kyle Flanagan among those who have been previously told they could find new clubs and could be told again according to the publication.

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