general manager Phil Gould has apologised to his old club after a leaked photo of Panthers
forward Viliame Kikau
in Canterbury gear was posted online.
Kikau has signed for the Bulldogs from 2023 onwards - although the signing is still yet to be made official by the club - but the way the transaction played out has raised eyebrows after the photo of Kikau alongside both Gould and coach Trent Barrett was leaked.
"I called [the Panthers] today to apologise for the inappropriate leaking of images, taken from security cameras, at Canterbury Leagues," Gould said on Twitter.
"It was not our doing, nor ever our intention, for such images to become public. Out of our control. Apologies to Panther players, fans."