Canterbury Bulldogs are in a major rut in the 2022 NRL season.
With what started out as some positivity with the signings of Matt Burton and Josh Addo-Carr at the beginning of the year has certainly dissipated with Canterbury fans calling for major changes.
The future of head coach Trent Barrett continues to be up in the air with many claiming he will be the the first to lose his job.
But, the Daily Telegraph has leapt to his defence, calling instead for some players to never wear the Bulldogs shirt again – including reported Warrington Wolves target Matt Dufty.
The paper said: “If Trent Barrett has coached his last game for the Bulldogs, there should be some players who have also played their last game.
“And Matt Dufty is at the top of that list.
“The Bulldogs desperately need to ignite their attack but they can’t go another game with Dufty playing in the No 1 jumper.
“Dufty is a great attacking player when he is on, but too often he is right off.
“And he came up with another shocker in the loss at Magic Round to Newcastle.
“He has now been given enough chances.
“You can’t have a player in such an important position who turns up some weeks but goes missing in others.”
Dufty has been linked with a move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium as Warrington look desperate to try and find some spark from somewhere.