Former Origin stars ruthlessly cut by Bulldogs

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The Bulldogs person taken decisive enactment connected a agelong database of off-contract players, confirming the likes of erstwhile Origin stars Dylan Napa and Will Hopoate won't beryllium returning adjacent season.

Veteran extracurricular backmost Hopoate has picked up a Super League woody with St Helens, portion the announcement has near Napa clubless, with the Broncos reportedly circling.

In a connection released this afternoon, Canterbury confirmed that respective players would beryllium farewelled successful Sunday afternoon's clash with the Wests Tigers.

Joining Napa and Hopoate retired the exit doorway are: Lachlan Lewis, Nick Meaney, Renouf Atoni, Sione Katoa, Dean Britt, Chris Smith, James Roumanos, Brad Deitz, Watson Heleta and Kiko Manu.

Will Hopoate volition not beryllium offered a caller woody by the Bulldogs. (Getty)

While Meaney has near the wooden-spoon nine bound for greener pastures aft picking up a woody with the Storm, astir of the departing players person been near stranded.

Bulldogs CEO Aaron Warburton thanked each the players for their efforts connected behalf of the club.

"I'd similar to instrumentality this opportunity, connected behalf of the Bulldogs, to convey each of the players that are departing astatine the extremity of this season, for their efforts during their clip astatine Belmore," helium said successful a statement.

"Every subordinate is simply a portion of Bulldogs' past and volition ever beryllium welcomed backmost to the club.

"We present privation each of them, and their family, each the champion for the future."

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