Young front-rower Kayne Kalache has been elevated to Canterbury's Top 30 squad, and has come into the 30 to replace Francis Tualau, who the club have granted a release.

Kalache has been a staple of the Bulldogs' Junior Representative program over the years, culminating in his move up to the Canterbury Cup side this year, after playing for the club's Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Jersey Flegg teams growing up.

The 21-year-old is no stranger to the big time, having already represented Lebanon at international level, featuring in their 58-14 loss to Fiji last Saturday.

With Kalache being promoted, the Bulldogs have added centre Isaiah Tass to the club's Development Player List.