David Klemmer has been named the Dr. George Peponis, Bulldogs 2016 Player of the Year.
The Australian Prime Minister's XIII has defeated Papua New Guinea PM's XIII with a record 58–0 win in Port Moresby.
Mal Meninga has named six debutants as part of the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby on Saturday 24 September.
Read more quotes from Tuesday morning’s press conference as David Klemmer looks back on the Cowboys game, the upcoming clash with the Rabbitohs, the past fortnight, Sam Kasiano and finals footy.
Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa won't accept talk his side are undeserving of their current top-four standing on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.
Name: David Klemmer
Junior Club: Fairfield
What do you like to do away from football?
Away from football I enjoy working with local youth.
What was your first job?
I was a green keeper.
What are your goals in Rugby League?
My main goal is to be the best player and person I can be.
What do you love about Rugby League?
The thing I love most about rugby league is being around my mates every day.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My biggest influence would have to be my partner and kids.
What is your earliest league memory?
My first ever game I thought I scored but the coach said I fell short… I was robbed.
What is your best moment in league so far?
My best memory would have to be playing in a grand final for the Bulldogs.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Never give up on what you want.
What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?
Have fun and enjoy playing with friends.
Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?
Definitely Mark O’Meley, I still watch his highlights!
What are your memories of your first NRL game?
I remember it went so quick!
Favourite sportsman and why?
My favourite sportsman is Mike Tyson – what a man!
What can’t you live without?
What is on your bucket list?
Definitely Vegas. Would love to go there.
If you could play another sport, what would it be?
I think if I was to play another sport it would be tennis.
If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?
I think if I didn’t play rugby league I would be studying to be in the Army.
How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?
Just a good bloke.