Whilst he may have been highly rated by Canterbury Bulldogs fans, an opportunity was few and far between for Lloyd Perrett during his time there.
The lack of opportunity prompted Perrett to seek a move away from the club, signing a 3-year deal with the Manly Sea Eagles.
A club undergoing somewhat of a transformation under Trent Barrett in terms of their playing roster, it prompted the club to sign Perrett whom they see as a forward with much promise.
“Lloyd is a great acquisition for us. He is another big, mobile forward who can play with the ball,” said Sea Eagles Head of Football, Bob Fulton.
“It is a great pick up this late in the pre-season.”
Playing in 24 NRL games for the Bulldogs since debuting in 2014, Perrett felt that a fresh start would do his career the world of good.
“It’s a great opportunity going to Manly. I was really impressed with Trent Barrett and Bob Fulton’s honesty in what they had to say, and the vision they had for me as a player,” Perrett said.
“I made some great friendships that will last forever at the Bulldogs and I hope I can do the same here at Manly.”
He looks forward to his time at Manly and to making a name for himself.
“Manly are keen to progress my football and allow me every opportunity to play NRL,” Perrett continued.
“Hopefully with that opportunity, I can help the team to the finals over the next three seasons.
“I’m still learning my trade as a prop and Manly have some great young players who I’ve played with in my juniors, so it would be great to develop and create something special with them. It may lead to my dream of playing representative football”.