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2023 begins right here: The boys are again in Belmore

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have welcomed day considered one of pre-season immediately, welcoming over 50 gamers again to the constructing from throughout the Jersey Flegg, SG Ball, NSW Cup, and NRL squads.

Wave considered one of returns sees the 2023 journey start below Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo’s care and the gamers strolling right into a newly renovated gymnasium facility for health testing drills.

Amongst these gamers returning for the 2023 NRL train-on squad had been Paul Alamotti, Corey Allen, Jake Averillo, Bailey Biondi Odo, Braidon Burns, Ray Faitala-Mariner, Kyle Flanagan, Max King, Jayden Okunbur, Tevita Pangai-Junior, Chris Duck, aaron schoup, jackson topineand Corey Waddell.

Kyle Flanagan and Jake Averillo have been introduced within the Membership’s high 30.

Topine’s return to Belmore comes with the signing of a two-year contract extension that can see him keep on by way of the top of 2024.

He first made his debut for the Membership in 2021 and was elevated to first grade after carving out a reputation for himself and setting the priority for the gifted youth coming by way of the ranks.

young-gun Declan Casey has additionally signed a one-year contract extension which sees him coaching on with the squad by way of the 2023 season.

Casey was first drafted by the Bulldogs in 2019 and had performed 11 NSW Cup video games earlier than incomes his alternative to take to the highest grade, stepping in on the 2022 season as a substitute for the injured Corey Allan.

The 22-year-old now hopes so as to add some extra NRL video games in 2023 however will first have to recuperate as he’s 4 weeks post-shoulder surgical procedure. He was within the facility to do rehab alongside his teammates immediately and can be seeking to return to full coaching over the approaching months.

Upgraded to coach with the highest squad in 2023 are Sam Hughes, Jeral Skeltonand Brandon Clark of the 2022 NSW Cup Workforce who narrowly misplaced out on the grand last win towards Penrith Panthers.

Recruits, Andrew Davey (former Manly participant) and Jacob Preston (Roosters/North Sydney Bears) had been proudly within the Bulldog’s package for the primary time immediately and can be joined by extra Membership recruits franklin pele (Sharks), Ryan Sutton (Canberra), Reed Mahoney (Parramatta) and Hayze Perham (Parramatta) over the approaching month.

Viliame Kikau will lastly don the Blue & White in 2023 after signing a four-year deal. The now twin Premiership winner will reunite with Ciraldo and his new crew within the new yr, following some well-earned downtime off the again of the NRL grand last and his Fijian World Cup matches.

Fellow gamers to hyperlink up with the Bulldogs squad following Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) campaigns, embrace Jacob Kyraz, Khaled Rahab (train-and-trialist), Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burtonand Luke Thompson who’ve been representing Lebanon, Australia, and England respectively.

Thompson, Addo-Carr, and Burton are nonetheless abroad by way of to the RLWC semi-finals with the Kangaroos on account of come up towards New Zealand and England to tackle Samoa.

NSW Cup and test-and-trial gamers had been additionally among the many squad placing their health to the take a look at immediately, with Kurtis Morrin, Billy Tsikrikasand former Bulldog Josh Reynolds among the many group vying for a spot within the high 30.

The Canterbury Coaches and Soccer Workers labored extraordinarily onerous to have all the pieces prepared for the incoming group, leaving no stone unturned off the again of a three-day Soccer division convention the place Ciraldo and Phil Gould shared their imaginative and prescient for the crew and growth packages – now formally titled ‘the Bulldogs’ Academy’.

“That is simply the beginning of the journey,” Ciraldo stated of day one.

“The onerous work begins now.”

29 of the High 30 have now been introduced, with the ultimate place but to be confirmed.

High 30 Squad for 2023

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