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Bulldogs confirm top 30 squad for 2021

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can provide the following update on the club's official NRL squad for the upcoming 2021 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.

Twenty-nine players must be contracted by the start of next March, with the final roster spot to be filled by June 30 next year.

The current NRL contracted squad stands at 27 players following Reimis Smith being granted a release by the club and the release of Blake Green after an agreement was reached between the club and the Newcastle Knights that will see the five-eighth remain with the Knights in 2021.

Canterbury currently have three spots still available before the June 30 deadline.

The Bulldogs confirmed the signings of Nick CotricKyle Flanagan, Corey Waddell and Jack Hetherington during the 2020 season as new faces to the club’s roster, while local junior Tui Katoa, James Roumanos and Tyrone Harding have been elevated from the club’s development squad in 2020 and rewarded with top 30 contracts.

Preparations for the 2021 season begin on November 16 under new coach Trent Barrett and his newly appointed football staff.

Top 30

No. Name
1 Adam Elliott
2 Brandon Wakeham
3 Chris Smith
4 Christian Crichton
5 Corey Waddell
6 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
7 Dean Britt
8 Dylan Napa
9 Jack Hetherington
10 Jake Averillo
11 James Roumanos
12 Jayden Okunbor
13 Jeremy Marshall-King
14 Joe Stimson
15 Josh Jackson
16 Kyle Flanagan
17 Lachlan Lewis
18 Luke Thompson
19 Nick Cotric
20 Nick Meaney
21 Ofahiki Ogden
22 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
23 Renouf Atoni
24 Sione Katoa
25 Tui Katoa
26 Tyrone Harding
27 Will Hopoate

DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS

No. Name
1 Matt Doorey
2 Paul Karaitiana
3 Jackson Topine
4 Kurt Picken
5 Chris Patolo