DEAL AGREEMENT: Bulldogs back not offered Contract extension as star delivered an emotional farewell – Club now in advance negotiation with ideal replacement

After not being granted a contract extension, Canterbury Bulldogs back Declan Casey posted an emotional farewell to the club on social media.

The Bulldogs have opted not to extend his contract for the 2024 NRL season, making him one of the few players who remain unsigned.

The son of former Dragons and North Sydney Bears star Stephen Casey, the 23-year-old made his NRL debut against the Cronulla Sharks in Round 16 in 2022. Unfortunately, after being knocked to the ground, he was carried off the game with a concussion.

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He went on to play six games for the Canterbury Bulldogs, scoring two tries, and was a member of the club’s NSW Cup team in their 2022 Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm.

“I can’t thank you enough for seeing in me what no one else did,” he said on social media.

“When I first arrived at the club in 2019, I promised myself that I would do everything in my power to repay you for taking a chance on me.”

“Four years later, you made something I could only DREAM of becoming a reality, and for that I will be eternally grateful.”

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“To all of my teammates during my time here, you’ve made coming to work every day worthwhile.” The camaraderie and memories I’ve formed here will be with me for the rest of my life.

“I appreciate you believing in me and pushing me to be better every day.”

“Finally, but certainly not least. Something I’ve learned during my time at the Bulldogs is that we don’t have fans…we have SUPPORTERS, people who cheer for this team regardless of whether they win, lose, or draw. I can never thank you all enough, but please know that this club will always have a particular place in my heart.



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