A New Breed in Hutchison, Mann, Turpin and Faamausili

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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the addition of four dynamic talents to our squad for the 2024 season. After weeks of speculation and anticipation from fans, the Club is pleased to confirm the signings of Drew Hutchison, Kurt Mann, Jake Turpin and Poasa Faamausili on two-year terms respectively.

Poasa Faamausili is the first to don the Blue and White and begins his journey with the Bulldogs as he undergoes induction today. Faamausili joins the Bulldogs from the Dolphins, adding to the Club’s much-needed forward momentum in 2024. The 26-year-old prop boasts 43 games of NRL experience and has held positions with the Roosters, Warriors since his debut , Dragons and Dolphins. in 2018.

Our 2023 Roosters signings Drew Hutchison and Jake Turpin will officially join the Bulldogs in mid to late November as they begin pre-season training. Hutchison’s versatility is a key asset, with 75 NRL appearances to his name, offering adaptability in the halves, at hooker and in the centres.

Jake Turpin, with an impressive 75 NRL games under his belt, offers a wealth of experience from his time with the Broncos and Roosters, which will undoubtedly benefit our team.

Turpin has proven to be a good and consistent player who is highly respected by his teammates. Joining the Pack in 2024, he brings a great work ethic and strong leadership skills.

Veteran Kurt Mann is also on his way to Belmore, with his arrival scheduled for mid-November. An incredibly versatile player, Mann’s experience and adaptability were on full display during his 2023 season with the Knights. The hooker and lock became a permanent fixture on their substitutes’ bench, playing between 30 and 60 minutes per match.

The versatile back has made 178 appearances since making his debut for the Storm in 2014. Mann combines with other key recruits such as Stephen Crichton and Josh Curran to form a new breed of Bulldogs in 2024.

The Club is very much looking forward to officially welcoming them all to the family in the coming days.

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