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.
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.
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Fa'amanu Brown (Cronulla Sharks, 2019), Kieran Foran (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Ofahiki Ogden (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers, 2021)|
|2018 Losses: Craig Garvey (released), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Kasiano (Melbourne Storm), Richard Kennar (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Michael Lichaa (released), Tyrone Phillips (released), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers)|
|Re-Signed: Adam Elliott (2020), Danny Fualalo (2019), Kerrod Holland (2020), Will Hopoate (2020), Michael Lichaa (2019), Marcelo Montoya (2020), Reimis Smith (2019), Renouf To'omaga (2020), Aiden Tolman (2020)|
|Off Contract 2017: Michael Doolan, Rod Griffin, Andy Saunders, Chase Stanley|