Former NSW Origin winger Nick Cotric will commence training with Canberra this week after being released by Canterbury in a move expected to have a domino effect on the player transfer market.
Cotric, who joined the Bulldogs from Canberra last season, played 14 matches for his new club and was under contract for two more years, but became the latest departure from Belmore as new GM of football Phil Gould re-shapes their roster.
Canterbury have been linked with Parramatta hooker Reed Mahoney and Penrith backrower Viliame Kikau for the 2023 season but neither signing has been announced by the club.
However, Parramatta have confirmed that Mahoney is leaving at the end of next season, along with forwards Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers), Marata Niukore (Warriors) and Ray Stone (Dolphins).
Parramatta last week announced the recruitment of England hooker Josh Hodgson from 2023 and his Raiders team-mate Bailey Simonsson for next season.