Brent Naden makes switch from Canterbury Bulldogs to Wests Tigers

Brent Naden

Brent Naden has made the switch to Wests Tigers from Canterbury Bulldogs on a deal until the end of the 2023 NRL season.

It follows the resignation of head coach Trent Barrett, who quit from his role earlier this week.

Naden, 26, will join the Wests Tigers with immediate effect. He joins on a contract until the end of the 2023 season.

Brent Naden a welcomed addition

Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire said: “I’m sure Brent will add a lot to the quality group of players we already have at the club.

“It’s exciting for Brent and for our playing group.”

CEO Justin Pascoe added: “It’s great to have Brent on board. On behalf of all of our sponsors, members and fans, I would like to welcome him to the club.”

He could make his debut against his former club this Friday for the Beyond Blue Cup at Leichhardt Oval.

The Tigers currently sit 15th in the NRL table, while the Bulldogs sit at the bottom of the table. Both sides have claimed just two wins from 10 so far this season.

Canterbury Bulldogs search for next head coach

Canterbury Bulldogs continue to search for their head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season. Barrett stood down from his role.

Former Leeds coach David Furner is currently on Canterbury’s staff as an assistant coach and is likely to take over on an interim basis as the club seek a long-term appointment. Former Wests Tigers mentor Mick Potter is also being considered for the role on an interim basis. He is currently in charge of NSW cup team Mounties.

St Helens boss Kristian Woolf has also been linked with the move. However, the 46-year-old has told Love Rugby League that he is “100% committed” to St Helens.

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