The Bulldogs are pleased to announce Tui Katoa, Morgan Harper, James Roumanos and Jarred Anderson as the club's development players for this season.
Every club is allowed three to six development players every year outside of their top 30 NRL squad. The players train full-time and previously were not eligible to play first grade without an exemption from the NRL.
A change in the rule this season will allow any player on the development list to play NRL without exemption permission post June 30.
Tui Katoa, a local junior from the Chester Hill Hornets club is the brother of Cronulla Sharks winger Sione.
Katoa, a talented outside back with great speed and balance, was a member of the club's inaugural High Performance Youth Program and spent the 2018 season with the Jersey Flegg and Intrust Super Premiership teams.
Morgan Harper has been contracted to the club for five years and was also a member of the club's High Performance Youth Program in New Zealand.
A talented outside back, Morgan began the 2018 season with the club's Jersey Flegg side before finishing with the successful reserve grade team who claimed both the Intrust Super Premiership and National State Championship.
Harper was rewarded for his efforts with a spot in the Junior Kiwis team.
Jarred Anderson is in the second of a three-year deal after arriving at Belmore from the Sydney Roosters in 2018.
Anderson is a strong carrier of the ball who can play in the back row or centre and represented Scotland during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
The Bulldogs fourth development player James Roumanos joined the club from the Cronulla Sharks until the end of 2021.
He was a member of the Sharks Jersey Flegg team that claimed the premiership last season with a win over the Penrith Panthers.
A strong ball runner with a great work ethic, James has a connection with the club being the grandson of former Canterbury player, Kevin Brown.
All four players have started pre-season training in preparation for 2019.