CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10: Mason Cerruto of Italy makes a line break during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between Fiji and Italy at Canberra Stadium on November 10, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have today announced the signings of Mason Cerruto and Jarred Anderson.

Cerruto played his junior footy for the Camden Rams and joins the club from the Penrith Panthers for season 2018.

The 21-year-old arrives at Belmore after a number of strong performances for the Panthers Intrust Super Premiership side and more recently, the Italian Rugby League World Cup team.

Meanwhile, Anderson joins the club from the Sydney Roosters on a three-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

The 20-year old has been a standout in the NYC competition over the past two seasons and his efforts were rewarded with a spot in the 2017 Scotland Rugby League World Cup squad.

Head of recruitment Warren McDonnell says the addition of both players will add plenty of depth to the club’s roster.

“Mason had a very successful semi-final series with the premiers Penrith and continued his good form for Italy in the World Cup.

“He is a player who can cover a number of positions in the outside backs and at 21 years of age, he has a promising future,” said McDonnell.

“Jarred had two very good seasons with the Roosters NYC team and has gained plenty of experience following his appearances for Scotland in the recent World Cup.

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“He is a strong carrier of the ball who can play in the back row or in the centres and we are pleased to have him on board for the next three seasons,” he added.


  1. Help me out here – didn’t the Dogs have to lose players to become salary-cap compliant? If these guys are on a base salary ( I think it is $80k or has it just gone up?) then how close to the limit were they?

      • I think it’s pretty simple. You have to have 30 players in your squad, so even if you’re a player/s short, you can work on min. salary and see if a club will be over tha cap. even before they are actually over tha cap.

        On a totally unrelated topic, apparently Parra is looking at signing Madge as an assistant coach for next season. I like the idea as a Parra supporter as I like/rate Madge, so I hope it happens. A WIN/WIN.

  2. They are most likely not in the top 30 and count toward the 2nd tier salary cap and therefore do not impact the top tier salary cap.

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