Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg plans to extend English enforcer James Graham's contract even though he still has two years left on a lucrative deal valued at $425,000 a season.
The Bulldogs knew they had landed ''something special'' when they beat Parramatta and Souths in the race to recruit Graham from Super League club St Helens last year. However, his sensational start to his Australian career has exceeded all expectations.
''Yes, we'll be in some discussions with his management,'' Greenberg said. ''I've been incredibly impressed with everything James has done on the field and what he's done for the club off it.
''He's a born leader and a genuinely good guy. He's highly regarded and his football skills have been phenomenal. He's in the first of a three-year-deal and I'd like to see him stay longer for us. He definitely has a good future with the Canterbury Bulldogs. We're delighted with how he's played this year. He's been a great addition [as] James fits the culture with what the Bulldogs club is all about - hard work and discipline. He resonates all those things.''