2022-05-18 09:46:00

Former Bulldog Braith Anasta has revealed he’s tried to get involved with the club with but is “waiting for the phone call” back after expressing his interest to the club’s powerbrokers over a year ago.

It comes after skipper Josh Jackson shot down Anasta’s comments about the Bulldogs losing their DNA.

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“I don’t know why but they’ve lost their DNA and it’s frustrating because it was so clear and evident as a player when you stepped foot in the door there at Belmore what your expectations are from the club and teammates,” Anasta told foxsports.com.au on Monday following coach Trent Barrett’s axing.

Jackson was asked about Anasta’s comments by the media on Wednesday and whether it was frustrating hearing them.

“It’s easy to say that when we’re not winning. As for Braith personally, I don’t really know Braith, I haven’t seen him around training so I’m not sure how he can comment on that,” he said.

“To be honest I don’t really watch any of those shows or listen to too much of that at all. They’re paid to have an opinion and they give it… that’s about as far as I think about that.”

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Anasta backed Jackson, who cut a dejected figure at Wednesday’s press conference, before revealing the reason why he hasn’t been at training to help out.

“I get it, Josh Jackson is one of the great Bulldogs, he’s been a warrior. I can’t question his performances at all,” Anasta told NRL 360.

“But that doesn’t change my opinion on the current side, I do think they’ve lost their DNA.

“I’ll also say, the reason I haven’t been at training is (that) I spoke to some of the Canterbury hierarchy 14 months ago and they said ‘do you want to come and help the club? Do you want to be around? Do you want to help on the field and off it?’

“I said ‘I’d love to’ and I’m still waiting for the phone call. So if I had that phone call, Josh I would have been at training.”

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