So what do we make of this, Tigers fans? Spotted enjoying the hospitality of Bulldogs directors a few weeks ago was none other than firebrand forward Martin Taupau. The Kiwi was a surprise visitor to the official hirer’s suite for Canterbury’s Return to Belmore game against Melbourne a few weeks ago.
Taupau rose through the grades at Canterbury, but despite showing raw promise, could never cement a first grade position under Des Hasler. He left at the end of 2013 in search of that opportunity and has made every post a winner at the Tigers, becoming a cult hero with the joint venture’s fans.
However, there have been whispers of late about Taupau growing restless at Concord. There’s still one year remaining on his current deal, but the Warriors have already picked up on the scent and are considering an approach. And the Bulldogs? We’re told there will be no return. Canterbury continued their push in a different direction yesterday, signing boom front row Adam Elliott for a further two seasons. One-time captain of the club’s Holden Cup side, Elliott was being chased by a number of rivals, including Canberra.
Would not surprise me if true and Warriors were coming with an offer. He can;t be happy here