Full back Brad Abbey, who is in his second year at the club, is a player with the ability to push for a First Grade spot in the coming months and will look to further his claims in Auckland.
After making his debut for the club at last year’s Auckland Nines, the talented number one is looking to improve on his outing in 2016.
“I’m excited to get over to New Zealand this year and I’m looking to improve on last year. There’s a lot of young talent in our side and I can’t wait to play,” said Abbey.
Abbey joins the likes of Josh Reynolds, Sam Kasiano and David Klemmer in the Bulldogs 2017 Auckland Nines side.
The first match for the blue and whites will be against the Panthers on Saturday, February 4.