Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
We recently spoke about the amazing business that the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs had done in the transfer market for 2022, detailing what each signing brings to the team.
At the time, the club had announced the signings of Josh Addo-Carr, Matthew Burton, Matthew Dufty, Brent Naden, Tevita Pangai Junior and Paul Vaughan, so it is crazy to think that since then the Bulldogs have gone on to announce four more signings.
John Asiata from the Broncos will further bolster the Bulldogs’ forward pack and adds depth to the lock position, with young Joshua Cook from the Rabbitohs bringing with him the knowledge he has gained from mentor Damien Cook as he will provide great cover at hooker.
Forward Judda Turahui will also join the club in 2022 after spending time in the exceptional Melbourne Storm system.
👑 We welcome Max King to the Pack for the 2022 #NRL Premiership season.
— Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) October 1, 2021
Speaking of the Storm, the Bulldogs have today announced that they have signed another one of their players, with Max King putting pen to paper on a one-year deal.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Officer Andrew Warburton has spoken out about the signing of King via the club’s website.
“We have worked really hard in recent months to find the right blend of players to take us to the next level in terms of performance, and we believe that Max will be a tremendous addition for us.
“Having come to us from the Melbourne Storm, he will bring the sort of winning mentality that we are looking to create here at Belmore, and I know that he is excited to get a chance to remind everyone of his ability.
“With the additions of Tevita Pangai Junior, Paul Vaughan, John Asiata and Josh Cook for next season, we believe that Max can add to the leadership within our forward pack.”
Eight out of the ten players that the Bulldogs have signed for 2022 have played at least 20 NRL games, four of which have also played representative Rugby League.
The Bulldogs had stacked their ranks for the 2021 season with promising talent also, but unfortunately finished last, so the club and these players mustn’t get complacent as there is still plenty of work to be done.