Bitter blow for Eels as gun poached by rivals

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The Bulldogs person added different red-hot endowment to their signing spree, poaching weapon hooker Reed Mahoney from the Eels connected a four-year woody for 2023 and beyond.

Mahoney has decided to cull a three-year hold tabled by Parramatta, alternatively penning a four-year, $650,000-a-season declaration with Canterbury, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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After hauling successful Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr, Paul Vaughan, Tevita Pangai Junior, Matt Dufty, Viliame Kikau, Braidon Burns and Brent Naden, Canterbury remained hopeless for a prime hooker and halfback – and successful Mahoney they person a Queensland State of Origin squad member.

Reed Mahoney has signed with the Bulldogs from 2023. (Getty)

Mahoney was spotted eating with Bulldogs powerbrokers astatine Canterbury Leagues Club earlier this month, pursuing a circuit of the Belmore headquarters.

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Mahoney is the 3rd Eels subordinate to person signed with a rival nine during this off-season, with back-rower Marata Niukore (Warriors) and Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers) having already committed their futures elsewhere from 2023.

In a triumph for Parramatta, however, they extended the declaration of skipper and prolific fullback Clint Gutherson done to the extremity of 2025 past week.

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