Hoffman is under contract with Brisbane but has expressed desire to leave club

25 November 2013 1:10 PM

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Hoffman is under contract with Brisbane but has expressed desire to leave club

HERE is the proof that Bulldogs players are working hard to lure star fullback Josh Hoffman away from the Broncos.

The Daily Telegraph revealed last week that Canterbury's New Zealand connection - currently playing in the World Cup - were telling Hoffman about the advantages of becoming a Bulldog.

Hoffman remains under contract for next season at Brisbane but has expressed a desire to leave after the club signed Ben Barba.

This photo was taken after New Zealand's gripping last-second win over England at Wembley on Sunday morning.

It shows Bulldogs players Frank Pritchard, Sam Kasiano, Greg Eastwood and Krisnan Inu - along with Hoffman - in front of a large Bulldogs sign in the crowd.

''From our perspective, Josh is currently under contract with Brisbane so we can't do anything,'' Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle said.

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''He has been on record as saying he is unhappy so he has to work through that.

It would be ironic if Hoffman signed with Canterbury given Barba left Belmore for Brisbane.

Asked whether she expected Brisbane to release Hoffman, Castle said: ''I don't know. That is up to Brisbane.

''They (the Kiwis) have been mates for a while. This isn't the first Kiwi tour they have been on. They know him (Hoffman) well.

Brisbane have claimed they would not release Hoffman but they are also apprehensive about paying a winger - the position where Hoffman would play - $400,000 a season.

Hoffman would be an unbelievable buy for the Bulldogs, who continue to search for a replacement for Barba.

Source: couriermail.com.au

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