SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Dylan Napa of the Roosters leaves the field after being sin binned during the round 24 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Premiership winning Roosters prop Dylan Napa has joined the Canterbury Bulldogs, and will replace outgoing enforcer David Klemmer.

Klemmer signed a five-year deal with the Knights on Monday afternoon, with Napa signing a three-year contract with the Bulldogs soon after.

“Dylan, has played on the biggest stages and experienced success at Origin and Grand Final level and we are confident that he can bring that uncompromising and winning mentality to the Bulldogs,”Β Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill told the club’s website.

Bulldogs coach Dean Pay was also excited about the new recruit.

“Signing someone of Dylan’s toughness and ability is a major coup for the club. We really feel that we have got a high calibre footballer who will be a great addition to both our pack and our playing group as a whole,” Pay told

Napa has played 122 games for the Roosters over the past six seasons.


  1. Ok so its happned

    As a dogs fan Don’t know how I should feel

    He has a lot to do to win the dogs fans over.
    So he better be ready if he slackens off to cop the fans wrath

    • The main difference is klemmer will play 24 games for knights during the year and nappa will be napping on the sidelines under suspension for half the season for dogs.

    • Not really.

      Klemmer runs hard and tackles okay.

      Napa tackles hard and runs okay.

      Almost opposites, really.

  2. Exactly spot on waynethepayne. Did not ever top the forwards running metres but his defensive presence was always useful. Thank for the Memories Dylan Napa. You leave the Roosters a better person and a premiership winner and state of Origin player. Good luck for the future. At the Dogs in their rebuilding stage your going to need it.

    So how much did he sign on forπŸ€‘πŸ’²β“β“β“β“β“β“

    • Easts will rue this loss of Napa big time, Dogs got the better deal , Klemmer is not that good to be honest, Easts will struggle this year especially in the forwards , they could i’ll afford Napa going, clearly he is leaving at the right time , Easts will struggle from here on, they have had their day in the sun, won’t do better than top 6 next year if their lucky.

      • Napa doesn’t nearly mean that much to us. He was an interchange forward for us last season, and we already have cover in Lindsay Collins. Thats assuming Taupau won’t be heading east. In terms of struggling forwards, we’ve added Crichton, we’ll be alright. The only worry with our forwards is the potential lack of hunger to win another premiership.

  3. So that just leaves Taupau to the Roosters, which in turn will send Reg to the “funny farm”.
    On the bright side Reg, if that was to happen, you’ll have plenty of steam (coming out of your ears) to power the “banter train”.

    • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      And more evidence that the chooks are MASSIVELY over the salary cap and because chickens have little brains they will eventually slip up and get caught.

      ParraMatt November 26, 2018 at 12:33 am
      4 questions in life i dont think anybody can answer…
      4. How do all those Roosters fit under such a small cap?

      Reg Reagan November 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm
      4. They have little heads due to their tiny brains. πŸ“πŸ§ 

  4. Now down to Roosters business, that frees up 700k-1.1 mil for our next player to purchase. Any Manly fans out their got Taupau’s phone number so I can pass it onto uncle NickπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£ A spending we wil go, A spending we will go, Hi-ho, the derry-o a spending we will go. Uncle Nicky buys a Taupua, Uncle Nicky buys a Taupua Hi-ho, the derry-o a spending we will go.πŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘πŸ”πŸ“πŸ”πŸ“πŸ”πŸ“πŸ”.

    While I’m at it please don’t tell any Bulldog fans but the Roosters, won the final game to take the 2018 minor Premiership, defeated Cronulla and Soufths with their reasonably tough packs during the semis to reach the grand final and lead it at half time 18-0 with out Dylan Napa playing one second. He did play about 20 mins in the 2nd half. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ bye πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ bye but your a Dyl for leaving the Chooksters ⌚s up.

    • Oh I almost forgot, another player the Roosters have stolen away after we developed him through their excellent development program. Just to name a few, he joins others out their playing with rival clubs in Momorivski, Matterson, O’Sullivan, Tautu Moga, Soliola, Brendan Elliott, Sean Watson, Kenny-Dowall, Tuivasa-$hreck, Nene McDonnalds, Brad Takairangi, Joseph Leilua, James Tamou, Bunch of RobbersπŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘Š

      • *Connor Watson
        To be fair as well, Matterson was produced by Parra. It happens to all clubs, the thing though about our development programme, and the players we develop, is that people seem wholeheartedly oblivious to it. Saying that we’re buying the league and that. Take a look at our grand final squad, 10 of the 17 have never played for another club. Doesn’t sound like buying the league to me.
        That being said, bring on Big Marty! Slight problem in that he’s contracted to Manly, and they’ll be in no hurry to show him the door, but hopefully his dislike for Dessie (and his desire for the 2019 premiership) will prevail. No doubt we’re cashed up.

        • You little BUUUEEAATY πŸ€‘πŸ’²πŸ€‘πŸ’²πŸ€‘πŸ’²πŸ€‘πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

        • I reckon you’ll get Taupau, and wouldn’t be surprised if it was already agreed in principle, subject to Napa being released.
          For the record I hope you don’t, for 2 reasons:
          1. You’ve got a strong enough side as it is, and he would obviously add a lot to that.
          2. I think it would be in Manly’s best interest to release him, assuming he wants to go, which I would think he does. Manly obviously have some good-very good players, but way too much “average”, and they need to free up some cap space to add some real depth.
          I really can’t see Taupau repeating 2018 in 2019 at Manly. I think we wanted out, and needed to get his value up in order to do so, and IF that was the case and Manly don’t release him, he’ll be average.

    • @ Woody

      [To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”]
      Song by Mother Goose Club (“Mother Goose” aka WoodChook)

      Uncle Nicky buys Taupua, and kicks Napa to the kerb
      Shows Matterson the door and flips Fergo the bird
      He thwarts all cap investigations which he manages to perturb
      By generous donations to the NRL and giving them his word

      [All the chickens crow]
      That’s good enough for me! That’s good enough for me!
      Who cares how we get it, it’s all about the trophy!

      [Big finish]
      Hi-ho, the derry-o
      it’s all about the TROPHY!


      • I’m going to nominate you for the AIRA AwardsπŸ€“πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

    • For once I can agree with you. Let’s not make it a habit. One “Mother Superior” πŸ‘° around here is quite enough!

  5. Potentially a very good signing for the Dogs, that enforcer type mentality is where the dogs could cause a few upsets. He’s young and more athletic than Klemmer. But time will only tell. WoodChook, Only see 1 consistent Internationals in your list and even that is a stretch. How many games has RTS or SKD played of late?

    • Please don’t tell any Bulldog fans but the Roosters, won the final game to take the 2018 minor Premiership, defeated Cronulla and Soufths with their reasonably tough packs during the semis to reach the grand final and lead it at half time 18-0 with out Dylan Napa playing one second. He did play about 20 mins in the 2nd half. bye bye but your a Dyl for leaving the Chooksters s up.πŸ’ͺπŸ€£πŸ‘

  6. Dogs would’ve been better off asking for Ese’ese or Daniel Safiti in a player swap for Klem. Napa’s defense is superior but those two are both younger, have good motors, strong ball carriers and offer a passing/offload game. Would’ve added some creativity to their middle forwards. Tolman/Napa/Jackson/Elliot might make 100 tackles every game but they won’t particularly scare teams with ball in hand.

  7. The Dogs will now have the two hardest hitters in Dylan Napa and Josh Jackson and some of the hardest running forwards in Renouf To’omaga, Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Corey Harawira-Naera although it is a shame to see David Klemmer go. Best wishes to him at the Knights.

    • Interesting points. I was wondering how I could get in touch with you to discuss this further? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  8. Not overly upset by this. He’s fallen well down the pecking order at Easts, behind Jared and Siua. Young Lindsay Collins will now get his fair crack at the squad, or we’ll go for Taupau. Either way it could be a blessing in disguise for the Roosters. Best of luck to him at the Dogs. It’s time for him to step up in his career, and lead a forward pack.

  9. F$&k him
    I heard he didn’t stop for one toilet break on the way to Newcastle Incase someone mistook it for an offload

    • There must be something in the water out Bondi Junction way or perhaps it is just a “chicken thing” they are used to doing around the barnyard. The chooks have a history of spreading their dynamic lifter pellets (i.e. poultry manure) all over the place in public.

      In 2009 Nate Myles (then a Rooster) dropped his daks and launched a missile fertilising the carpet outside his hotel room front door. Then, one year later in 2010 two more Roosters committed the same “fowl act”.

      New disgrace as Rooster rookies defecate in hotel
      Dean Ritchie, Brooke Baskin, DailyTelegraph
      September 10, 2010 10:00am

      “A year after Nate Myles was suspended for six matches and fined $50,000 for defecating in a hotel, two more Sydney Roosters players have performed the same act.”

      “The Roosters yesterday sacked Toyota Cup players Sam Brunton and Anthony Gelling, who are accused of defecating on tables and the floor of rooms at the Holiday Inn, Townsville, last weekend.”

      “A cleaner claimed the rooms were “disgusting, absolutely disgusting”.

      The club issued a media statement yesterday but attempted to cover up the players’ names.”

      The club attempted to cover up the players’ names… Cover up? Does THAT sound familiar? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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