SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Richard Kennar of the Storm off loads the ball in a tackle during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval on April 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can today confirm that Richard Kennar will be joining the club for the next two seasons.

The centre-winger has penned a two-year-deal with the Bulldogs after beginning his career with the Melbourne Storm.

Kennar, the third Victorian to play for the Storm after making his NRL debut against the Penrith Panthers in round 13, 2015 will move to Belmore after playing nine games in two seasons for Melbourne before a foot injury ended his 2016 season.

The 21-year old hard running outside back has earned representative honours in his short career to date which included an appearance in the 2011 Australian Schoolboys side where he became the first Victorian to achieve the honour.

The signing of Kennar will bolster the clubs outside backs stocks, which include the likes of Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Kerrod Holland, Will Hopoate, Tyrone Phillips and Brenko Lee.

Kennar joined his new teammates at Belmore yesterday to begin preparations for the 2017 season.

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 2017 Player Movements

2017 Gains
Tom Carr (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Josh Cleeland (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Michael Doolan (2017), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Mid Season: New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Asipeli Fine (Mid Season: Wests Tigers, 2018), Rod Griffin (Wests Tigers, 2017), Richard Kennar (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Brenko Lee (Canberra Raiders, 2019), Lachlan Lewis (Mid Season: Canberra Raiders, 2020), Rhyse Martin (2019), Marcelo Montoya (2020), Andy Saunders (Penrith Panthers, 2017), Francis Tualau (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Zac Woolford (Canberra Raiders, 2019)
2017 Losses
Tim Browne (Penrith Panthers), Dane Chisholm (Bradford Bulls), Graham Clark (released), Shaun Lane (Manly Sea Eagles), Lamar Liolevave (released), Makahesi Makatoa (Canberra Raiders), Lyndon McGrady (released), Jarrod McInally (QLD Cup), Pat O'Hanlon (retired), Lloyd Perrett (Manly Sea Eagles), Sam Perrett (retired), Curtis Rona (rugby union), Tony Williams (Cronulla Sharks)
Re-Signed
Greg Eastwood (2018), Josh Jackson (2020), David Klemmer (2020), Moses Mbye (2022)
Off Contract 2019
Fa'amanu Brown, Danny Fualalo, Morgan Harper, Tui Katoa, Michael Lichaa, Rhyse Martin, Ofahiki Ogden, John Olive, Francis Tualau
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8 COMMENTS

  1. Hopefully we don’t get to many origin call ups next year. Will brad abbey be coming up any time soon. And has anyone heard result for Todd carney case

    • Oh yeah and your club didn’t sign Marshall, Mead etc? But wait, they’re all Broncos juniors aren’t they numpty?

        • Because ours have been taken by other clubs. You’re the last person who should talk because your club pillages other juniors all the time…

  2. all i see what noel cleal signed for the club is a bunch of reserve grade players, the bulldogs are short in the wingers perett & rona & have signed kenner ,prfffff NO number 7 to lead the team around the park bulldogs may make the 8 but thats as far they will go & then the coach will follow hasler needs to be a top 4 to stay on as coach as dean pay is ready for the next step but top 4 is unrealistic for the team the dogs will put on the park

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