BULLDOGS 2021 NRL PRIMERFollow @NRLTweet
Published December 4, 2020
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been back in training ahead of the 2021 NRL season for a couple of weeks now - and they aren't alone as most clubs hit the training paddock in late November - reminding us all just how little of an off-season there will be before the next NRL campaign.
So to kick-off our 2021 NRL Pre-Season Primers - let us look at what the Dogs have done to their 30 man roster and prognosticate how they'll look come Round 1.
The text version is below with a bonus 30 man depth chart, but you can listen or watch NOT The Footy Show's Podcast version below.
Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson for the first of NOT The Footy Show's 2021 NRL Pre-Season Primers with a preview of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
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Nick Cotric (Outside back) from Canberra.
Kyle Flanagan (Half) from Sydney.
Jack Hetherington (Prop) from Penrith.
Corey Waddell (Backrower) from Manly.
Trent Barrett as Head Coach from Penrith.
From 2022: Matt Burton (Half) from Penrith, may be advanced to 2021 - TBD.
🎙 NTFS SAYS: Get excited Canterbury fans... the new head coach has wasted no time in adding some quality to a roster that desperately needed an injection of talent. Cotric committed before Barrett's appointment was official but in gaining Flanagan, Waddell, Hetherington and now Burton (signed from 2022) - the Bulldogs are finally starting to look like an NRL roster. The first four will all feature in the Top 17 and if they snag Burton for 2021 then the Dogs have some serious building blocks in play from March, which bodes for a much brighter future at Belmore.
2020 ROSTER SUBTRACTIONS:
Kieran Foran, Aiden Tolman, Reimis Smith, Marcelo Montoya, Kerrod Holland, Tim Lafai, Jack Cogger, Sauaso Sue, Isaiah Tass, Sebastian Winters-Chang.
2021 DEPTH CHART - 27 of Top 30 spots taken.
(Players are listed maximum of twice but may be able to cover more positions.)
Josh Jackson (c)
Renouf Atoni (To'omaga)
Matt Doorey (Backrower)
Paul Karaitiana (Half)
Jackson Topine (Backrower)
Kurt Picken (Outside back)
Chris Patolo (Backrower)
Top 17 come Round 1 2021
(Combination of predicted and our view as their Best 17)
- Jake Averillo
- Jayden Okunbor
- Nick Cotric
- Will Hopoate
- Nick Meaney
- Lachlan Lewis
- Kyle Flanagan
- Luke Thompson
- Jeremy Marshall-King
- Dylan Napa
- Raymond Faitala-Mariner
- Josh Jackson (c)
- Adam Elliott
- Corey Waddell
- Jack Hetherington
- Ofahiki Ogden
- Sione Katoa/Brandon Wakeham
What is your Top 17 for the Dogs come Round 1?
Post them in the comments below.