Bulldogs mentor Trent Barrett has unwittingly enable slip that the club has skipped out on the signature of Broncos youthful gun Brendan Piakura, unbeknownst to Kevin Walters.

The two clubs have been locked in a tug-of-war for the promising youngster, which was created all the more vital with the departure of fellow expertise Reece Walsh from Purple Hill.

But speaking in the aftermath of the Bulldogs’ 24- loss to the Broncos, Barrett permit slip that the club had not succeeded in luring Piakura.

“Yeah I imagine he is heading to stay at Brisbane,” Barrett said in his push meeting.

“It did (search like we had him) and he is a truly fantastic youthful player Brendan and a good young child and I would like him all the ideal.

“We are unhappy, but he will keep listed here (at Crimson Hill).

“He’s athletic and huge and can do every little thing. He is from a attractive household Brendan and they have got on their own a good player.”

When Walters arrived for his press conference, it was all information to him.

“I am kind of not knowledgeable of that mate,” a baffled Walters replied when posed with the enhancement.

“Properly, I will not likely make any remark on that Pete. I really don’t know so right until we hear that from Brendan, I won’t make any remark.

“I reported last 7 days we are assured and we would like to preserve all our players.

“We have been disappointed to drop Reece. We have nonetheless got 4 or five players that we need to hold on to. We will get there.”

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