The Canterbury Bulldogs have pounced on former Rabbitohs fullback Corey Allan, signing the 2020 breakout star on a three-year deal.
Allan trained with the Bulldogs on Monday, relocating to Belmore effective immediately after South Sydney granted the Maroons Origin star an early release from his contract.
The 22-year-old now finds himself in the blue and white until the end of the 2023 season, joining incoming coach Trent Barrett’s impressive list of off-season signings.
“We have worked hard in the off-season to sign the right players in terms of their ability and attitude and we believe that Corey will be a great addition for our club,” Barrett said.
“Everyone has seen what Corey can do over the past two seasons and we believe that he has the potential to be an outstanding player and someone that adds both quality and versatility to our backline.
“Corey will join us immediately and start training with the squad from today and everyone is looking forward to him being part of the Bulldogs.”
Allan joins a host of talent who have been lured to Belmore in the off-season, including former Roosters halfback Kyle Flanagan, Storm speedster Josh Addo-carr, Raiders powerhouse Nick Cotric and Panthers talent Matt Burton.
Allan has played 29 NRL games to date for the Rabbitohs, spending time on both the wing and at fullback.
Corey Allan scores for the Rabbitohs
“Corey has done a great job for our club over the past two seasons and he goes to his new club knowing he has the respect of everyone at Souths,” Souths head of football Mark Ellison said.
“His preferred position, and his best position, is fullback and the opportunity to play in that position on a regular basis is not there with us.
“He feels he will have a better opportunity to play fullback at his new club, on an extended and improved deal than that which he had with us.
“We felt it would be unfair to stand in the way of Corey progressing his career somewhere else, he will always be a Rabbitoh, and we wish him and his partner Teigan all the best for the future.”