Canterbury Bulldogs

Slim Kasiano set to ink beefed-up Bulldogs' contract extension

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Sam Kasiano has shed the weight now Canterbury's big man is set to be beefed up by a new $1.65 million three year contract extension.

Hodkinson could return to Brookvale if Sea Eagles halves fly

Hot property: Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson had a stellar 2014 season at club and Origin level.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Manly have expressed interest in luring Trent Hodkinson back to Brookvale as part of their contingency planning should they miss out on re-signing their gun international halves.

Hasler mum on NRL's referee talk clampdown

Tight lipped: Bulldogs coach Des Hasler might not have a lot to say in 2015.

James MacSmith   No comment. No comment. No comment. That's all you might hear this season from Des Hasler after the NRL issued a pre-season edict to clubs banning coaches from talking about referees in their post-match media conferences.

Morris brothers to sharpen Dogs' attack

Siblings united: Josh Morris and Brett Morris have had a long history of playing together at NSW and Australian level.

James MacSmith   Canterbury are banking on good old sibling rivalry to sharpen their spluttering attack this NRL season.

Des urges Dogs to channel Gandhi

Inspiration: Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has called on his troops to channel Mahatma Gandhi.

Canterbury coach Des Hasler has called upon his Bulldogs players to look to Mahatma Gandhi for inspiration in their quest for the 2015 NRL premiership.

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Brisbane Broncos may be next target in drugs investigation

Prepared for the worst: The NRL are bracing for the Brisbane Broncos to be dragged into the cocaine drug scandal that has engulfed the Titans.

Adrian Proszenko   The NRL is bracing for Brisbane to become the next club embroiled in the cocaine scandal amid fears Broncos identities will be the next to be handed notices to appear before Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission.

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James Graham named new Bulldogs skipper

Leading the troops: New Bulldogs skipper James Graham.

Adrian Proszenko   Great Britain international James Graham will replace Michael Ennis as Canterbury captain for its 2015 campaign.

Jarryd Hayne tried to quit the NRL in 2011

In full flow: Jarryd Hayne trains at Coogee Oval on Friday.

Michael Chammas   Jarryd Hayne has revealed he was ready to quit the game three years ago, however his decision to drop out of high school cost him any chance of playing college football in the United States.

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Storm beat Bulldogs in trial match

Billy Slater of the Storm breaks through a tackle during the tral match against the Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm beat Canterbury Bulldogs 32-30 at AAMI Park in a trial match.

NRL training session has it all

Contact: Canterbury’s James Graham runs into some Storm defenders.

Martin Flanagan   Cooper Cronk  was running with a fitness coach behind the goal at Gosch's paddock when I arrived on Wednesday evening.

Bulldogs enter race for Cherry-Evans

Dogs target: Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans is in the sights of many NRL clubs.

Adrian Proszenko   Canterbury have emerged as the dark horse in the race for the signature of Daly Cherry-Evans in a development which clouds the future of grand final halfback Trent Hodkinson.

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Klemmer wants to continue Blues hard-man tradition

David Klemmer is mobbed by Kangaroos teammates after scoring against Samoa in a Four Nations match at WIN Stadium in November.

David Sygall   Boom Canterbury front rower David Klemmer’s inclusion in the Emerging Blues squad which gathered for a camp in Sydney on Saturday suggests the future of NSW Origin football is in tough hands.

Bulldogs boss reveals battle with hair disorder

Raelene Castle

Michael Carayannis   Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle has gone public with her alopecia areata battle for two main reasons; so people don't think she has cancer and that the stress of being the only female club boss had forced her to lose her hair.

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Lichaa ready to replace Ennis

Dogs days: Michael Lichaa has worked hard  at Canterbury.

Michael Carayannis   Canterbury recruit Michael Lichaa knows the inevitable question about the man he was brought in to replace in the No.9 jersey is coming. The comparisons have followed him since he announced he would join the Bulldogs from Cronulla. Now settled into his new colours, Lichaa has a point to prove.

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Finucane comes in for the Storm

Linked with Melbourne: Dale Finucane.

Michael Carayannis   Dale Finucane is the latest high-profile player to make an off-season switch, with the Canterbury back-rower expected to link with Melbourne as early as this week.

Morris rolls out welcome mat to Mata'utia brothers at Family Club

Brett Morris.

Adrian Proszenko   Brett Morris is yet to play a single game for Canterbury but is already welcoming the prospect of having to fight the Mata'utia brothers for a back-line spot.

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Dale Finucane feels squeeze at Belmore

Feeling the pinch: Dale Finucane.

Adrian Proszenko   Dale Finucane could be the next contracted player to shift in the off season as a cloud emerges over his future at Canterbury.

Maitua likely to have played last NRL game

Reni Maitua.

Adrian Proszenko   Reni Maitua has likely played his last game in the NRL, with the Bulldogs tipped to part company with the former representative star.

Bulldogs take a stand with White Ribbon

Anti-domestic violence: White Ribbon CEO Libby Davies, Raelene Castle, Aiden Tolman, Fayssal Sari from White Ribbon and Steve Turner

Michael Chammas   In the wake of yet another domestic violence charge in the NRL, Canterbury Bulldogs have formed a landmark partnership with White Ribbon in a bid to reduce prevalence by educating their players and the community.

Inu draws inspiration from Hayne's NFL risk

Inu and Hayne

Chris Dutton   Two boys from Minto on opposite sides of the world chasing the dreams they talked about as housing commission kids: Krisnan Inu says Jarryd Hayne's switch to the NFL has added motivation to his French rugby union mission.