Potter will guide the dog as caretaker, Kikau won’t back down

Double Premiership-winning fullback Mick Potter is expected to take charge of Canterbury’s first training session on Wednesday after the shock departure of Trent Barrett as coach.

Canterbury, who have not yet officially announced Potter as caretaker coach for the rest of the year, have just a few days left to prepare for the Leachhart Oval showdown with fellow West Tigers on Friday night.

Potter, who coached the Tigers in his only term in the NRL, will not be the only one to come out against the Bulldogs on Tuesday to join utility back Brent Naden West and join the reserve list. His new team.

Naden only joined the Bulldogs from Penrith at the end of last year.

A two-time Premiership-winning player with the Bulldogs, Potter coached the Tigers in 2013 and 2014 but failed to reach the final in both campaigns.

The 58-year-old is coaching the Bulldogs Feeder Club Mounties at the NSW Cup.

Brent Naden

(Photo by Mark Colby / Getty Images)

Another candidate for the interim role was David Ferner, but he has been listed on the Bulldogs team sheet in his current position as Friday’s game assistant, suggesting he will not take over.

The Bulldogs are at the bottom of the ladder with just two wins from their first 10 games this season.

Barrett won just five of 34 matches as head coach of the club on Monday due to a poor start to the Canterbury campaign.

Naden, part of Penrith’s 2020 grand-final squad, quickly followed him from Belmore after scoring once in eight games for the Bulldogs.

The 26-year-old’s departure does not appear to be the only one following Barrett’s departure from former player and assistant coach Steve Turner, who was not named on Tuesday’s squad.

High Performance Manager Dan Ferris, who worked with Barrett in Manly, was also reportedly fired by the Bulldogs.

Star recruit Matt Burton is another man who could leave Canterbury earlier than expected. The 22-year-old has an option for the final year of his three-season contract and will be free to talk to other clubs on 1 November for the 2024 season.

Fellow newcomers Matt Duffy and Paul Vaughan have been linked with a move to the English Super League and there is no contract at the table from the Bulldogs this season.

William Kikau. (Photo by Jason McCully / Getty Images)

Kikau will not back down from the dog deal

Canterbury fans can at least rest that Panther star William Kikau says one of next year’s star recruits is still coming to the club. Sydney Morning Herald Despite the club’s instability, he wanted to honor his three-year contract.

“I have no regrets,” he said after Penrith’s win over Melbourne over the weekend before Barrett stepped down as coach.

“I am just happy with my decision, and that’s the main thing. If I’m happy at the end of the day, that’s important to me. I play my best football whenever I’m happy. “

Impossible for Finuken Origin

Hangur forward Dale Finuken’s chances of being included in Brad Fitler’s 24-man squad for Origin Eye are in a heavy cloud when he was ruled out due to a knee injury.

Finuken also dealt a blow in the controversial incident that turned Canberra captain Elliott Whitehead into a sin-format at the Sharks magic round rate.

Sharks coach Craig Fitzgerald expects Finuken to be out for at least a few weeks, and with Fitler, a prominent fan of the experienced forward, announcing his squad next Sunday, he will have to pick without playing another game.

With teammates Victor Radley (ankle) and Cameron Murray (shoulder) out of the race, the depth of the blues will be tested, although Fitler still has Isa Yo and Jake Trobozevic available to support first-choice props Payne Haas and Jr. Paolo.

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