Elliott a 'remoresful' teammate: Bulldogs

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Canterbury players have thrown their support behind a remorseful Adam Elliott, insisting the under-fire forward has mended his ways.

Elliott's future at the NRL club remains in the balance after he was kicked out of a Gold Coast restaurant after he and NRLW star Mille Boyle visited the bathroom together.

Boyle has since confirmed there was no foul play or drugs involved, and that the pair had snuck away for a kiss after having grown up together.

Regardless, Canterbury general manager Phil Gould reaffirmed on Wednesday that Elliott could still be sacked as he remains stood down pending an NRL integrity unit investigation.

Gould has also made no secret that the forward is paying the price for a multitude of issues, including a 2018 Mad Monday scandal.

"He's had his incidents off the field, but he has been very remorseful and really put his foot down in the past seven months," Bulldogs fullback Nick Meaney said.

"We've had meetings and everything in-house with the playing group.

"Jacko (captain Josh Jackson) has spoken to everyone. He (Elliott) has been very remorseful. He is just trying to keep his spirits up."

Meaney, who will head to Melbourne at season's end, said he did not want to see Elliott lose his contract.

"We have really seen a massive change in Adam," Meaney said.

"He has had a lot of injuries as well. Being one of our teammates and close mates you never want to see them go through that.

"Whatever the Bulldogs decide to do they will make that decision.

"Of course you always want to see one of your teammates being in the team and play the game they love and we all train so hard for."

Elliott's latest drama couldn't have come at a worse time for the Bulldogs.

They are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, and face Manly this week after the 66-0 drubbing they copped form the Sea Eagles in round 16 was the Bulldogs' biggest loss in 86 years.

"It's never what you want going into a tough game against Manly," Meaney said.

"Baz (coach Trent Barrett) has challenged us as a group to stick together and gel a bit more.

"To ignore the outside noise and focus on our training going into Manly.

"It is tough, but we look at each game individually and we can see we're improving and we're getting closer to getting those results."

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