BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Fa'amanu Brown of the Sharks passes the ball during the round 16 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on June 27, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Cronulla utility player Fa’amanu Brown has signed a two-year deal that will see him play for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the next two seasons.

22-year-old Brown, who has been with the Sharks since his junior days and captained their Under 20’s side in 2014, will add cover in a number of areas for the Bulldogs and their 2018 roster.

The New Zealander, who made his First Grade debut for the Sharks in 2014, has also represented Samoa.

In addition, the Bulldogs have re-signed promising forward Renouf To’omaga, for a further three seasons keeping him at Belmore until the end of 2020.

The 21-year-old second rower from New Zealand, represented the Junior Kiwis in 2015 and performed strongly for the Bulldogs at the Auckland Nines this year.

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Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Jarred Anderson (2020), Fa'amanu Brown (Cronulla Sharks, 2019), Lachlan Burr (Leigh Centurions, 2018), Mason Cerruto (2018), Kieran Foran (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Jeremy Marshall-King (Wests Tigers, 2018), Ofahiki Ogden (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), John Olive (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), Clay Priest (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers, 2021)
2018 Losses
Brad Abbey (Canberra Raiders), Craig Garvey (Canberra Raiders), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Kasiano (Melbourne Storm), Adam Keighran (Penrith Panthers), Richard Kennar (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brenko Lee (Gold Coast Titans), Tyrone Phillips (Penrith Panthers), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Chase Stanley (Toronto Wolfpack)
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 2018
Lachlan Burr, Tom Carr, Mason Cerruto, Josh Cleeland, Greg Eastwood, Asipeli Fine, Matt Frawley, Lachlan Lewis, Jeremy Marshall-King, Rhyse Martin, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Clay Priest, Zac Woolford
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  1. He’s a half not a hooker, stupid des. Bulldogs need a 5/8, Hooker and Fullback. And some better fast backs.

  2. Bulldogs are building a premiership team and guys like this add depth incase of suspension or injury
    Bulldogs 2018

    • ihatemanly – Rein is currently playing in the NSW cup for Penrith. Parramatta recently offered him a deal but he wanted a larger sum of cash so they ended discussions.

      • Parra would be better off trying to get Peats back, he only left because of their salary cap woes. Fit, he’s a far better player than Rein. Leaving Saints has worked a treat for Mitch, hasn’t it?

        • Rein was an immediate solution to the fact that Pritchard struggles to play 80 minutes, Peats is still seen as a longer term solution, depending on his current negotiations with the Titans, which seem to have hit a wall. Parra offered Rein the chance to play first grade this year, but he wanted too much money, mush the same as when he had to leave the Dragons. An interesting position for him to take as he is currently in reserve grade, so hardly coming from a position of power.

  3. Good pick up for the dogs if he stays healthy. Definitely one that got away for Cronulla as he has some serious talent this bloke.

  4. sydney fans are such peasants, they get so excited over the mediocre’est of signings lol

  5. Surprised at that signing …. spose he got sick off waiting for his chance ….. bulldogs also have a half called josh Cleeland surprised he hasn’t had a go yet …. personally I think they haven’t been the same since hodgkinson left they seem to lack that out and out halfback …..licha has been a disappointment he had such great talent in the 20s …. maybe mbye too fullback might be alright ….

  6. so they’re signing players but no news on release of anyone except Grub and possibly Sam….and they look like re-signing Hoppa…

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