Canterbury Bulldogs chase Warrior Glen Fisiiahi
NZ Warriors wing Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.
The 24-year-old, who is regarded as one of the fastest men in the NRL, is behind Sam Tomkins and Kevin Locke in the fullback pecking order at the Auckland-based club and is playing out of position on the wing. Ironically, the Bulldogs were understood to have passed up on an opportunity to sign Locke.
Fisiiahi, who has represented Tonga, had his 2013 season cruelled by a pectoral muscle injury, which sidelined him just as he was showing his best form. In 2012 the Bulldogs pulled off a masterstroke when they signed goalkicking three-quarter Krisnan Inu midway through the season from the Warriors and they watched as he helped the team qualify for the grand final.
The Bulldogs are believed to have $500,000 left on their salary cap, a chunk of which had been reserved for Brisbane's fullback Josh Hoffman, who rejected their overtures last year after showing initial interest to join a club that has a clear intention to rebuild.
Sydney Morning Herald