Trent Barrett

Inside Barrett’s final hours at Bulldogs... and the moment that left players ‘stunned’

The Bulldogs issued a statement on Monday confirming the embattled coach had “stood down”, effective immediately.

“We would sincerely like to thank Trent for all of his hard work and effort over the past 18 months in what has been a very difficult time for the Club,” the statement read.

“As this is a challenging time for all parties, the Club would like to respect Trent’s privacy and wish him all the best for the future.”

Some blokes need to have a look at themselves: Barrett

Canterbury completed at over 80% and had slightly the better of possession in their 34-6 loss to the Titans on Monday night but came up with fundamental errors at key times to make life far too easy for their opponents. 

Barrett described the performance as "not good".

"I thought we were our own worst enemy again. A lot of ill-disciplined errors and gave them too much footy," he said.

Barrett: Sea Eagles face tough task shedding players

Despite Barrett's best intentions to shield his players from the fallout of the $750,000 fine and $660,000 in cap deductions over 2018-19 announced on Monday, he has 12 players off contract at the end of this year – seven are in the 17 he named to face the Canberra Raiders at Lottoland on Saturday.

"We've spoken as a group about it and we'll do our best to keep them informed about what’s going on," Barrett said on Friday.

"As I understand it the club did lodge an appeal last night (Thursday) so who knows what's going to happen.