Melbourne winger Josh Addo-Carr has signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs on a four-year deal that will begin in 2022.
The NSW origin representative had been heavily linked with Wests Tigers and was thought to be heading over as early as this season as he sought an early release from his contract with the Storm.
But the 25-year-old today finalised a move to Belmore. The Bulldogs have already secured the services of Nick Cotric and Kyle Flanagan for this season and will score Penrith’s Matt Burton in 2022.
In a club statement, Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill said the signing was “another sign that we are gradually piecing together a squad that has the right mix of experience and quality.
“Josh has been a proven performer at whatever level he has played and he will bring those elements of speed and strike-power that all clubs are looking for in their backline.
“Josh becomes another leader in our group and will bring the sort of winning attitude that the club is looking to create here at Belmore.
“We look forward to him joining us for the 2022 season and wish him all the best for next season,” he said.
For his part, Melbourne’s general manager of football Frank Ponissi said the Storm were pleased Addo-Carr would see out his contract with the Storm until the end of the upcoming season.
The Blacktown-born Addo-Carr played junior rugby league with various sides in the Sydney area, before making his debut for the Tigers in 2016.
He has scored 79 tries in 105 NRL games – 96 for the Storm – while also scoring eight tries in his nine appearances for the Blues in State of Origin and one try in his two Tests for Australia.