True Blue Greg Alexander believes Josh Addo-Carr deserves first crack at the No.1 jumper when he joins Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs next season having learned off some of the best in the business at Melbourne Storm in Billy Slater, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Nicho Hynes.
The Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues winger signed with Trent Barrett’s club in December last year, well before the 2021 NRL season got underway.
He maintained he wanted to play fullback – even though his entire 122 games for the Storm so far, including his 100 tries, have all been on the wing. Then the Bulldogs announced in mid-July that Dragons fullback Matt Dufty had signed for next season.
“Look I guess if ‘Foxx’ (Addo-Carr) wants to play fullback, he’s certainly worth giving him a crack there,” Alexander told Behind Blue Eyes for nswrl.com.au
“He has speed, and that fact plus he’s experienced now, and a great Origin player.”
Alexander said his exposure to the star fullbacks within the Melbourne system could also prove an asset for the Bulldogs next year.
“Playing with the Melbourne Storm you think he’d have learned a fair bit running around with Billy Slater first, then Ryan Papenhuyzen, and lately Nicho Hynes,” he said.
“So, I’d give Foxx a crack at fullback. If it doesn’t work, well then it doesn’t work and you just move him back out to the wing.
“The Dogs have been searching for a No.1 this year and tried plenty. So, you could do worse than giving Foxx a go at fullback.”
Corey Allen, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Will Hopoate, Tuipulotu Katoa and Nick Meaney have all spent some time in the Bulldogs No.1 jersey this year. Watene-Zelezniak has since moved to the Warriors.