Bulldogs keep Taupau for another two years
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have taken another step towards shoring up their front row stocks with Marty Taupau signing a new two year deal with the Club.by NRL
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have taken another step towards shoring up their front row stocks with Marty Taupau signing a new two year deal with the Club.
A former Bulldogs Toyota Cup and Junior Kiwis captain, Taupau has been part of the Bulldogs full time squad in each of the past two seasons after making his NRL debut whilst still Toyota Cup eligible back in 2010.
He has featured in three NRL games in 2012, including the Bulldogs round 15 win over St George Illawarra Dragons, taking his total of first grade appearances to seven since his debut in round five, 2010.
"The Bulldogs have been a big part of my life for a number of years now and I'm over the moon to be staying at the Club," Taupau said.
"I've learnt a lot working with our coaching staff this year and it's an honour to be involved with such a great team of players.
"I'm still growing as a player and as a person and I look forward to my football education continuing over the next two years.
"More than anything else I want to put in on the field for the Bulldogs, our Members and supporters."
Born in Auckland, Taupau moved to Sydney as a youngster and represented the Bulldogs at both Harold Matthews Cup and SG Ball level. He was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys out of Endeavour Sports High School in 2008.
He has been a member of two NSW Cup winning Bulldogs sides and represented NSW Residents in 2011. He was also a member of the Samoan train-on squad at the back end of 2010.
"Marty has a great deal of potential and I'm looking forward to his ongoing development over the next couple of seasons," Bulldogs head coach Des Hasler said.
"He's a popular member of the squad and I'm sure his contribution will continue to grow in the years to come."
Taupau's new deal will run over NRL seasons 2013-14.
Born: 03/02/1990, Auckland NZ
Junior Clubs: Greenacre Tigers, Padstow Panthers
Rep Honours: Captain, Junior Kiwis (2010); NSW Residents (2011)
Previous Clubs: Nil
NRL & Club Debut: V Warriors, ANZ Stadium, 10/04/2010 (Round 5)
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