With speculation as many as eight Canterbury stars want out of the club, the Bulldogs must not be afraid to let players walk to fix their toxic culture, writes Brent Read.
NRL: The Manly Sea Eagles have come back to claim a win against the Canterbury Bulldogs in round 26 at Accor Stadium.
The Bulldogs are ready to lay down a marker as they attempt to put the dark days behind them. The text message that did the rounds over the weekend – this journalist was among those that received it – suggested eight players wanted out.
Bulldogs insiders insist that isn’t right, although they acknowledge the figure might be closer to four. Regardless, don’t expect anyone to stand in their way if they don’t want to help bring about change under coach Cameron Ciraldo.
Ciraldo won’t be altering his path to accommodate a handful of players who are averse to hard work. If they don’t like it, they’ll be offered an exit.
If they stay, they will be expected to knuckle down and put in…