Discussion in 'Canterbury Bulldogs' started by S J, Jul 11, 2013.
For all Doggies signings, leavings and rumours ...
At the start of the season Trent Hodkinson was on the lookout for a new club, but the 24-year-old is set to sign a two-year deal to remain at the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Fairfax Media understands the off-contract halfback has agreed to terms with the inner-west club until the end of 2015, and the deal is expected to be finalised before chief executive Todd Greenberg departs for his role with the NRL on August 1.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/half-tempted-to-sign-hodkinson-to-stay-at-dogs-20130710-2pqrb.html#ixzz2Yh15dFJt
ISRAEL Folau has been urged to delay a decision on his future as the NRL considers full or partial exemptions for rugby union players as part of its comprehensive review of the salary cap.
Folau was widely expected to remain with the NSW Waratahs next year because NRL clubs could not afford to match the money on offer from the Australian Rugby Union.
That could be about to change as the NRL considers firing a shot across the bow of its chief rival. The NRL is in the throes of completing the terms of reference for its salary cap review and it is understood clubs in contact with Folau's management have made it known changes could take place.
One of the primary purposes of that review will be to ensure the salary cap continues to promote an even competition, but not if it means missing out on signing elite players such as Folau and Sonny Bill Williams. Williams is expected to re-sign with the Sydney Roosters for next season but return to rugby union in 2015.
A little unfair if a club is allowed to pick up a player and not have him under the cap. But the Dogs do need a replacement for Barba.
Dogs sign unwanted Parramatta forward Pat O'Hanlon.
Outgoing Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg is aiming to secure the signature of James Graham long term before making the move to Rugby League Central. Greenberg has opened negotiations to retain Graham, Josh Morris, Dale Finucane and Josh Jackson before they come on to the open market at the end of next year.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/greenberg-keen-to-sign-graham-to-longterm-deal-20130713-2pwnl.html#ixzz2Z4E19owv
Reports of Frank Pritchard's exit to Salford and sightings of Israel Folau in the company of outgoing Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg at Origin III sparked speculation the Bulldogs may be close to signing the Wallabies star. However, Sin Bin has confirmed Pritchard is not going anywhere next season and Folau is set to stay at the Waratahs.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/pritchard-folau-speculation-off-mark-20130718-2q7aj.html#ixzz2ZTYyGBzG
Canterbury coach Des Hasler is adamant Ben Barba has not yet asked for a release from the NRL club amid rumours he is Brisbane-bound in 2014. The Bulldogs were on Friday again forced to refute suggestion the Dally M medallist - currently sideline with an ankle injury - had formally requested a release from the final two years of his contract.
I guess that clinches it ...
And .... from the SMH ...
Fairfax Media understands that should the Barba switch eventuate, the Bulldogs are keen to lure Kiwi international Kevin Locke to the club. Locke, 24, who is off contract at the Warriors at the end of this season, may be forced to look elsewhere with English representative Sam Tomkins set to make a big money switch from Wigan to New Zealand next year.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/hasler-denies-barba-has-sought-release-from-dogs-20130809-2rndb.html#ixzz2bYHKApTY
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the contract extensions of both Dale Finucane and Josh Jackson that will see them remain at the Bulldogs until the end of season 2016.
Both Finucane and Jackson were already contracted until the end of season 2014 but consistent form has earned them extensions on their already existing deals.
Canterbury Bulldogs halfback Kris Keating will join the Robins in 2014 having agreed a three-year deal with the Hul KR club.
A former Australian Schoolboy, the 24-year-old started his career with the Parramatta Eels and made his senior debut for them against Manly back in 2008. Keating went on to make 41 appearances for the Eels before joining the Bulldogs ahead of the 2011 campaign where he linked up with childhood friend, and former junior team-mate, Trent Hodkinson.
I would be seriously gutted with Warriors management if they were to let Locke go.
The Sydney Morning Herald have printed an error of fact.
Locke is NOT off contract at the end of this season. He's off contract at the end of season 2014.
The Sydney Morning Herald have a bad attitude to fact checking in general. They have no quotes from Locke who is on record as saying "I'm not going anywhere" as recently as two weeks ago.
Generally, it's the Daily Telegraph which is full of utter shit, but lately the Sydney Morning Herald have been doing there level best to catch up in the rubbish journalism stakes.
Warriors off contract at end of 2013: Sebastine Ikahihifo, Alehana Mara, Steve Rapira, Jerome Ropati.
Warriors off contract at end of 2014: David Bhana, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Nathan Friend, Pita Godinet, Charlie Gubb, Siliva Havili, Shaun Johnson, Jacob Lillyman, Kevin Locke, Sione Lousi, Todd Lowrie, Suaia Matagi, Russell Packer, John Palavi, Sam Rapira, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Carlos Tuimavave, Albert Vete
Well said Terry. Locke ain't going no-where
No - he's under contract ....
I see what you did there.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the re-signing of Trent Hodkinson, which will see him remain at the Club through until the end of season 2015.
The 25-year-old joined the Bulldogs in season 2011 and has played 46 NRL matches for the Club since his arrival and overall he has made 70 appearances in the top grade.
The halfback endured a tough 2012 season with injury but returned to the side in round six of this season and has not missed a match since, playing all 18.
Hodkinson is happy that he has been able to secure his future here at the Bulldogs.
Warriors fullback Kevin Locke is set to be Ben Barba's replacement at Canterbury next season, say Sin Bin's spies in New Zealand. With Canterbury sources having ruled out an approach to England star Sam Tomkins because he is a ''done deal'' at the Warriors, Sin Bin was told Locke's agent, Daryl Mather, had been in Auckland this week and his move to the Bulldogs was imminent.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/unwelcome-banner-spurred-by-hate-campaign-20130912-2tnk6.html#ixzz2ekkxlabp
Chase Stanley - 2 years.
Rumor or is that confirmed SJ.
Confirmed as far as I know M. Its on the dogs site.
A good buy. A bit injury prone but has ability.
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