Former Rabbitohs winger Josh Mansour has dominated out a transfer overseas to affix a Super League membership.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are set to dip into Penrith’s expertise pool as soon as once more with a pursuit of a entrance row enforcer.
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BULLDOGS PURSUING PENRITH GUN
The Bulldogs are reportedly pursuing the signature of Panthers enforcer Spencer Leniu as their raid on the premiership winners continues.
Phil Gould’s membership confirmed they’d signed gun centre Stephen Crichton to a four-year deal from the 2024 season onwards on Saturday.
Now, in line with The Daily Telegraph, the Bulldogs have set their sights on Leniu who’s and not using a contract on the finish of the 2023 season.
The 22-year-old made his NRL debut in 2019 and has gone on to play 63 video games for his boyhood membership.
Following back-to-back premierships, the Panthers have been all the time going to be dealing with a wage cap squeeze and have already re-signed Liam Martin, Brian To’o and Izack Tago.
Leniu might be the person to make manner and is presently caught within the prop rotation with James Fisher-Harris, Moses Leota and Scott Sorensen.
MANSOUR’S BIG DECISION
Former Panthers winger Josh Mansour has dominated out a transfer to the Super League for 2023 as it will add an excessive amount of stress to his younger household.
Mansour’s most up-to-date NRL stint was with the Rabbitohs, enjoying solely 16 video games throughout two seasons in 2021 and 2022.
While experiences advised Mansour was set to affix a membership within the UK, the Lebanese winger revealed that with a 3rd youngster on the best way it will merely be an excessive amount of for him and his spouse to deal with.
“It was (an option) earlier on especially when I was over there for the World Cup,” Mansour informed SEN.
“I experienced the country and the culture and I really enjoyed it.
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“I convinced the ‘missus’ to pack up our bags, head over and seek a new challenge.
“However, with a third child on the way, that kind of threw a bit of a curveball at me.
“I think I have to put that aside. I have to stay in Australia and stay close to family.
“My daughter is about to start kindergarten and there’s a lot going on.
“It would be too difficult.”
Despite not having a workforce to coach with Mansour has taken issues into his personal palms, sticking to his personal coaching routine by himself over the pre-season interval.
“I’m not going to lie (but) it’s been a frustrating and hard couple of months,” Mansour mentioned.
“It’s been difficult but I’m still trying to do my best to keep fit.
“I’m (training) mainly by myself which is difficult because you have to motivate yourself and write your own program.
“I’ve played the game for so many years so I’ve got that experience and knowledge so I’m just trying to replicate a pre-season as best as I can on my own.”
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