The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can provide the following update on the club's official NRL squad for the upcoming 2020 season.
Under the terms of the CBA between the NRL and RLPA, each club is required to have the contracts of a minimum of 24 players registered by November 1.
Clubs then have until March 1 to register 29 players and June 30 to finalise their top 30 squad.
The current NRL contracted squad stands at 29 players with one spot still available before the June 30 deadline.
The Bulldogs confirmed the signings of Joe Stimson, Dean Britt and Sione Katoa during the 2019 season as new faces to the club’s roster, while local junior Jake Averillo and exciting outside back Isaiah Tass have both been rewarded with top 30 contracts.
The Bulldogs are pleased to announce Tui Katoa, James Roumanos, Matt Doorey, Tyrone Harding and Sebastian Winters-Chang 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, but a change in the rule allows any player on the development list to play NRL without exemption permission post June 30.
Preparations for the 2020 season begin on November 4 with a host of rookies starting the new campaign before the entire squad settles together in early December.
Adam Elliott, Aiden Tolman, Brandon Wakeham, Chris Smith, Christian Crichton, Corey Harawira-Naera, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Britt, Dylan Napa, Isaiah Tass, Jack Cogger, Jake Averillo, Jayden Okunbor, Jeremy Marshall-King, Joe Stimson, Josh Jackson, Kerrod Holland, Kieran Foran, Lachlan Lewis, Marcelo Montoya, Morgan Harper, Nick Meaney, Ofahiki Ogden, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Reimis Smith, Renouf To'omaga, Sauaso Sue, Sione Katoa, Will Hopoate
Tui Katoa, Matt Doorey, James Roumanos, Tyrone Harding, Sebastian Winters-Chang.