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Rival clubs preparing to swoop on $2 million-man Josh Jackson
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Rival clubs preparing to swoop on $2 million-man Josh Jackson

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are preparing to batten down the hatches as a host of rival clubs get set to swoop on star second-rower Josh Jackson.

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A hefty price tag has been placed on the NSW Origin representative’s head - somewhere around the $2 million mark over the next four seasons.

It is understood that Jackson’s management has met with Bulldogs officials, however the figure placed on the table by the latter is unlikely to be enough to tempt the back-rower.

Speaking to News Corp, Jackson’s manager Andrew Purcell confirmed that the 24-year-old wished to remain a one-club player, and that it was his hope to secure a contract at Belmore that would lock him in until the end of 2020.

Purcell did not however, reveal the handful of clubs readying to snatch Jackson should the deal with the Bulldogs fall through.


One of the five clubs circling is Canberra, while the other four are Sydney-based.

“We’ve had a couple of positive meetings with the Dogs,” Purcell said.


“They’re very keen to keep him. Our focus is trying to work with the Dogs and trying to get a deal done.

“Those clubs have showed interest to us but if things didn’t work out, that would be something we’d have to look at in the future.

“We haven’t pursued any of the other clubs because we’re still dealing with the Dogs.”

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