Moses Suli has signed a three-year deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs, after being released by Wests Tigers.
The winger was granted his release on Wednesday and immediately signed for Canterbury in a move he said would be best for his footy career.
The Tigers issued a statement questioning Suli's commitment to the club, at the same time that they parted ways with him.
CEO Justin Pascoe the club had dedicated a lot of time and energy supporting him over the past 12 months with his challenges, both on and off the field.
Pascoe added that the joint-venture club had a culture and set of standards that could not be compromised, saying of Suli: "I am sure if he's willing to take responsibility, be a team player and commit to the demands of being a professional athlete he has the potential to have a successful career in rugby league."
After securing his move to Belmore, Suli hit back at any claims he had not been professional with his work ethic.
"It was a big call for me, but I thought it was the best for myself and the club. It was really tough for me and I didn't think it would come to this, but I guess it's what's best for my footy career," he said.
Suli, who made his NRL debut in the opening round last season, is expected to link with the Bulldogs later this week.
He's recovered well from ankle surgery and has been given the all-clear to return to action.
The Bulldogs are 5000/1 to win the NRL Grand Final, while Canterbury are 1212/1 to finish in the top eight.
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