Young forward James Roumanos is the latest Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs player to be added to the club’s Top 30 squad.
Roumanos joined the club from the Cronulla Sharks over the summer as a development player, but following the departure of Rhyse Martin, the rookie fills the final spot of the Top 30.
James is one year into a three-year deal with the club and has featured in the Bulldogs Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg sides throughout 2019.
The 19-year old has also played International Football this season having represented Lebanon against Fiji at Leichhardt Oval during the NRL’s Representative Round.
A strong ball runner with a great work ethic, James was born in Greenacre and has a connection with the club as the grandson of former Canterbury player, Kevin Brown.
His promotion follows the news that local junior Kayne Kalache will also join the Top 30.
Birthplace: Greenacre, NSW
Junior Club: Aquinas Colts
Who is your favourite Sports Hero? Lebron James
What are the three reasons you like being a part of a team sport? Making new mates, fun and having a laugh.
What is the best part about rugby league? Playing for your mates.
What is your favourite quote? If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
What is your favourite song to listen to before a game? Nonstop - Drake
What is your favourite movie about sport? Coach Carter.
How does an athlete make you a better person? It teaches you the disciplines about hard work.
What is the one thing you always do after a good performance? Have a good feed.
If you could play another sport, what would it be? NBA.
Which NRL club did you support as a kid? Bulldogs.
What age were you when you started playing rugby league? 9
What is your favourite food to eat the night before a game? Pasta.
What will you remember most from 2018? Signing with the Bulldogs.
Who was your favourite player when you were growing up? Sonny Bill Williams.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to children playing rugby league? Have fun and try your hardest.
What is your favourite rugby league moment to date? Touring New Zealand with the Australian Schoolboys.
How did you become a Bulldog? Family has always supported them and I was recruited from the Cronulla Sharks.
If you could be another player for a week, who would it be and why? Josh Addo-Carr, because he is the fastest player in the competition.
Best piece of advice you have received? Always put in 100% to get the most out of something.
What is your earliest rugby league memory? Playing with my school mates.