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Posted by RLPA

January 31, 2016

Eastwood to captain Bulldogs in Auckland

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have announced the squad for the Downer NRL Auckland Nines to be played at Eden Park on February 6-7.

Kiwi international Greg Eastwood has been named as captain of the squad with the 28-year-old set to lead the blue and whites out for the first time in his career.

“It’s a dream to get the opportunity,” Eastwood said. “It’s obviously just for this tournament but to get the chance to lead the boys out will be great.

“It’ll be my first time over there for the Nines and for it to be in my home city, it’ll be a really good experience.”

A number of new faces will be on show for the first time with Brad Abbey, Craig Garvey and Kerrod Holland being named in the squad.

New Zealand based fans are encouraged to join as New Zealand Plus members prior to the Nines to take advantage of the special offer that includes a ticket to the tournament as well as the club’s round seven match in Wellington against the Warriors. Visit to find out more.

The squad is as follows:

  • Brad Abbey
  • Tim Browne
  • Dane Chisholm
  • Greg Eastwood (captain)
  • Adam Elliott
  • Matt Frawley
  • Danny Fualalo
  • Craig Garvey
  • Kerrod Holland
  • Sam Kasiano
  • Shaun Lane
  • Jarrod McInally
  • Pat O’Hanlon
  • Tyrone Phillips
  • Ruebenn Rennie
  • Reimis Smith
  • Chase Stanley
  • Tony Williams

For more Bulldogs news visit the team’s website.

Photo: Greg Eastwood will captain the Bulldogs in Auckland (

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