The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs paid tribute to five departing players after the win over the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.
At the conclusion of yesterday’s match, the departing players and their partners were welcomed onto the stage to accept a gift of appreciation from the club and to allow the fans to say farewell at the Bulldogs final home match this season.
It was already well-known that Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers) and Sam Kasiano (Melbourne Storm) were leaving the club at the end of the season.
The club also confirmed though that off contract players Michael Lichaa, Tyrone Phillips and Craig Garvey would not be re-signed by the club.
After the players had been on stage, CEO Raelene Castle was also presented with a gift to mark her time at the club.
There might be more players yet to depart though, with the club under scrutiny surrounding its salary cap for the 2018 season. The NRL has threatened to not register the contracts of big money recruits Keiran Foran and Aaron Woods and it’s likely the club will need to move on a few more players to make room for them.
The NRL has threatened to not register the contracts of big money recruits Keiran Foran and Aaron Woods and it’s likely the club will need to move on a few more players to make room for them.
Club captain James Graham could be one such player, with the Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons both reportedly keen to sign him if he’s available.
Bulldogs 2020 Player Movements
Dean Britt (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2021), Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Joe Stimson (Melbourne Storm, 2022), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2020)
Fa'amanu Brown (released), Danny Fualalo (released), Connelly Leumelu (released), Michael Lichaa (released), Rhyse Martin (Leeds Rhinos), John Olive (released), Zac Saddler (released), Francis Tualau (released)
Jeremy Marshall-King (2021), Ofahiki Ogden (2021), Jayden Okunbor (2021)
|Off Contract 2019|
Morgan Harper, Kayne Kalache, Tui Katoa, Isaiah Tass