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Canterbury 'are ready to fight Melbourne and the Dolphins for Cam Munster'

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Canterbury ‘are ready to fight Melbourne and the Dolphins for Cam Munster’ after Storm asked star five-eighth to take a huge pay cut

  • Bulldogs have reportedly joined Dolphins in the race for Munster’s signature 
  • Storm five-eighth is set to earn $1.2million in 2023, the last year of his contract 
  • Melbourne reportedly only offered him $750,000 a season to extend his stay 

The Bulldogs are reportedly going to join the race for Melbourne star Cameron Munster’s signature – joining the Dolphins in throwing big money at the Storm star to secure his services for 2024 and beyond.

Munster’s time at Melbourne looks to be as good as over, with the Storm spending up to lock in hooker Harry Grant and halfback Jahrome Hughes for another three and four years respectively.

Munster - seen here playing against Canterbury in round four this year - has reportedly been asked to take a huge pay cut by the Storm, playing right into the hands of suitors the Dolphins and now, the Bulldogs

Munster – seen here playing against Canterbury in round four this year – has reportedly been asked to take a huge pay cut by the Storm, playing right into the hands of suitors the Dolphins and now, the Bulldogs

The Dogs appear settled at five-eighth with big-name signing Matt Burton, but Munster first starred in the NRL at fullback, which is a position of need for Canterbury

The Dogs appear settled at five-eighth with big-name signing Matt Burton, but Munster first starred in the NRL at fullback, which is a position of need for Canterbury

The deals mean there won’t be enough money left in the team’s salary cap to pay the Kangaroos and Queensland Origin star the type of money he is sure to have thrown at him by the Dolphins – and with the Daily Telegraph reporting that the Dogs are entering the fray, that amount could increase.

Munster is set to make $1.2million in 2023, the final year of his contract with the Storm, and Fox Sports reported he’s only been offered $750,000 a season on a three-year extension.  

The Redcliffe-based expansion club missed out on signing Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga and are now rumoured to have Munster firmly in their crosshairs as their marquee recruit.

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett missed out on signing Newcastle star Kalyn Ponga. The team is now believed to have turned its sights on Munster as their marquee signing

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett missed out on signing Newcastle star Kalyn Ponga. The team is now believed to have turned its sights on Munster as their marquee signing

They were thought to be in a one-horse race to sign Munster until the Canterbury revelation broke on Thursday.

The Bulldogs have already signed big names Viliame Kikau and  Reed Mahoney for 2023 and also recruited Matt Burton to play five-eighth – Munster’s preferred position.

But the Queenslander first made his mark in the NRL when he filled in for Billy Slater at fullback in 2015 – and the No.1 jersey is a position of need for the Bulldogs.

Munster was also originally scouted by Canterbury great Jason Hetherington, who told the club’s recruitment team to sign him back in 2013.

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