Bulldogs land Dufty on one-year NRL deal

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Canterbury have signed Matt Dufty on a one-year deal from next season as coach Trent Barrett continues to rebuild the NRL club's roster.

The St George Illawarra fullback is the latest strike addition to the Bulldogs backline for 2022, joining NSW star Josh Addo-Carr, and Penrith duo Matt Burton and Brent Naden.

"The game is lending itself to players with X-factor at the moment and (Dufty) has certainly got that," Barrett said following Saturday night's 22-16 loss to Sydney Roosters.

"Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burton, Brent Naden and some young blokes coming through... there is some green shoots coming and good things happening at the club and we've just got to keep punching."

Dufty has been out of favour at the Dragions this season and was told by coach Anthony Griffin he wouldn't be re-signed beyond the end of the year.

His addition comes after the last-placed Bulldogs fell to their 14th loss of the season at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs pulled level at 16-all at the half hour mark, but it all fell apart late.

For the cellar-dwellars the luck is running thin.

"The six to go were 10-5 against and the penalties, we were on the wrong end again, we can't seem to get any luck at the moment with any of that," Barrett said.

"The Sam Walker penalty when he get tackled (in the air), there wasn't much in that, it probably happened to Lachy Lewis about three or four times.

"There's things like that we're not getting at the moment and that happens when you're not winning."

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