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Six contracted Bulldogs named in Country under 18s team

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs would like to congratulate six contracted country kids on their selection in the Country Under 18s team.

Ben Rumble, Braye Porter, Mark Simon, Finnley Neilsen, Luke Smith and Peter Conroy were named in the side following the Regional Representative Finals Day with Central Coast Roosters winning the Andrew Johns Cup (Under 16s) and Laurie Daley Cup (Under 18s).

All six players are contracted to the Bulldogs and featured in the Laurie Daley Cup during the 2021 season, and will represent the Bulldogs during their matches against City on the weekend of 15-16 May.

Rumble, a fullback or an outside back player for the Illawarra South Coast Dragons and hails from the Riverina area. He is the younger brother of Jersey Flegg player Zac.

Porter played five-eighth for the Western Rams, but can also play fullback. A goal-kicker who hails from Dubbo will be re-located to Belmore to play SG Ball in 2022.

Simon, a prop forward from the club’s catchment area of Greater Northern Division recently signed a two-year deal with the club and will be wearing the blue and white in 2022.

Neilsen from the town Parkes, played for the Western Rams and can play as a middle forward or edge back-rower.

Smith, a back row forward from the club’s catchment area of Greater Northern Division recently signed a two-year deal with the Bulldogs to wear the blue and white in 2022.

Conroy, a Coffs Harbour junior and a middle forward from our country feeder area of the North Coast Bulldogs. He signed a three-year deal with the club to re-locate to Belmore in 2022.

The under 18s will play alongside the 16s and Open Men’s team.