James signed with St Helens as a junior in 2000, eventually playing his way through the Junior Academies before making his senior debut against Castleford Tigers in August 2003.
Graham was already a seasoned player by the time he hit Australian shores having notched up 220 appearances in the English Super League with St Helens, scoring 51 tries with a 75% win rate.
Graham has already had leadership experience after captaining the England Academy in a famous series victory in Australia in 2004.
James Graham joined the Bulldogs in 2012, playing in 26 matches during the season and playing a major part in the side’s Minor Premiership and Grand Final Appearance.
In 2013 Graham was awarded the Dr George Peponis Medal after being judged to have made the most outstanding on field contribution to the Bulldogs over the course of the NRL season by his team mates and coaching staff.
Graham played 18 games in 2013 making 306 hit-ups for 2302m, 24 tackle breaks, 3 line breaks, 2 try-assists, 3 line break assists, 598 tackles, 2 tries, averaged 61 minutes and had a 94.8% tackle efficiency.
James was also selected to represent England at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.