Signings/Re-Signings 2023

BurgoShark

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 8, 2008
Messages
9,678
Reaction score
1,273
Stonestreet has re-signed and will be in the NRL squad next year. Not sure if that will be too 30 or dev.
 

Sevshark

Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Joined
Oct 11, 2021
Messages
837
Reaction score
454
Stonestreet has re-signed and will be in the NRL squad next year. Not sure if that will be too 30 or dev.

Speaking of the dev players do any look like being retained?

Don't think I've heard a whisper about Jack Martin since we signed him.
 

bort

Jaws
Joined
Jun 4, 2007
Messages
23,252
Reaction score
2,013
Location
IN A BAR
Speaking of the dev players do any look like being retained?

Don't think I've heard a whisper about Jack Martin since we signed him.
Hard to really know how a Flegg prop is going, probably won’t pop up in highlights too often.

Obviously not looking as good as Colquhoun who was playing cup and now has a top 30 contract for next year.

Other Dev guys are Rivett, Dykes, Lualua and Hazelton so I expect there is interest in retaining all of them.
Probably Dykes and Hazelton will need top 30 contracts if we want to retain them.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 27, 2010
Messages
8,436
Reaction score
394
Location
Sydney
Speaking of the dev players do any look like being retained?

Don't think I've heard a whisper about Jack Martin since we signed him.

Martin hasn't overly impressed me in the games I've seen and get the feeling he's been jumped.

With Rudolf, Uele, Finucane, Williams, Kaufusi, Colquohn, maybe Hazelton, Hunt ? is that enough middle forwards for our Top 30 squad. Plus Talakai if we need him.

And that's not including if we keep Pele, Tolman and Fifita - which I doubt we'll keep all 3
 

BurgoShark

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 8, 2008
Messages
9,678
Reaction score
1,273
Thanks guys - he was Bulldogs SG Ball this year and turning 18 this year so I’ll add him to the SG Ball (u19) thread for 2023.

@Walley_01 any chance you could post the text for those of us who don’t have a DT subscription?
 

Thresher

Jaws
Joined
Jul 5, 2011
Messages
22,037
Reaction score
1,382
Location
Melbourne
The Sharks have prised the hard-running younger brother of Kiwi Test forward Martin Taupau out of Canterbury.
Junior “Kapow” Taupau has signed a two-year deal with Cronulla from 2023.
The 18-year-old Endeavour Sports High student was a standout in the Bulldogs’ Harold Matthews Cup team last year, while he was also a member of Canterbury’s side that reached this year’s SG Ball semi-finals.

Junior Taupau is heading to the Sharks. Picture: John Appleyard

Junior Taupau is heading to the Sharks. Picture: John Appleyard
Junior’s older brother, Martin, is a veteran of the NRL. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Junior’s older brother, Martin, is a veteran of the NRL. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
At about 188cm and 104kg, Taupau still has some development to do to match the physicality of his older brother.
However, in his progression through the Bulldogs’ junior representative teams, he has proven a handful for defenders with his strong carry.
The Sharks believe Taupau will benefit from continuing his rugby league development within their proven NRL pathways program.

 

egg

Jaws
Joined
Apr 11, 2010
Messages
12,120
Reaction score
622
How GOOD , glad to see us get one of our youngins ( Endeavour Sports High ) to come back to the Shire.
That school should be OUR feeder school :)
Another year old article below from when the Dogs HAD him

NRL star’s little brother creating big impression
Meet mini “Kapow”.
Although, you probably shouldn’t use the word “mini” to describe the 17-year-old younger brother of Sea Eagles’ enforcer Martin Taupau. At around 188cm and 104kg, Junior Taupau was a standout for the Bulldogs in the recent Harold Matthews Cup.
Next week, the Endeavour SHS’ forward will run out for the Combined High Schools Opens side at the NSW School Championships - he’s bound to make an instant impact.
“He’s quite quick, good on his feet, and he runs the ball very hard. That’s pleasing to see, considering he’s still Year 11 and 17-years-old,” Endeavour SHS coach Brad Kelly said. Determined to attend the same school that his brother graduated from in 2008, and to play in the elite schoolboy competition, Taupau arrived at Endeavour this year.
“They’re both similar at this age, long arms and long legs. Obviously Martin has filled out since he finished school,” Kelly said.
“(Junior) has that same height that Marty had at this age and he has a fair bit of growing to do. He’s got size to gain, which is good for him.” To play for Endeavour SHS, students must demonstrate good behaviour, complete all school assessments and record a minimum 90 per cent attendance rate. Kelly said that Taupau has settled in exceptionally well. “He’s a really nice and polite kid.
He’s taken to the school really well, he knew a few of the boys already from the Bulldogs,” Kelly said.
“We met with him earlier this year, when he first started. That was one thing that we drummed home to him, expectations of being in the school and the rugby league program.
He’s been great since he’s been here. On field, Taupau has been formidable for Endeavour - he was a handful for opponents in their first two NRL Schoolboy Cup clashes against Patrician Brothers Blacktown and The Hills SHS.
“(After the Blacktown game) he said he loved it. It’s great to see that he’s bought into our culture and jumped on board straight away” Kelly said.
Four other Endeavour SHS students have been named in the CHS side that will play next Tuesday - Iverson Matai, Lajuan Vito, Kyron Fekitoa and Luke Raymond.
 

Sparkles

Jaws
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
8,865
Reaction score
1,035
The Sharks have prised the hard-running younger brother of Kiwi Test forward Martin Taupau out of Canterbury.
Junior “Kapow” Taupau has signed a two-year deal with Cronulla from 2023.
The 18-year-old Endeavour Sports High student was a standout in the Bulldogs’ Harold Matthews Cup team last year, while he was also a member of Canterbury’s side that reached this year’s SG Ball semi-finals.

Junior Taupau is heading to the Sharks. Picture: John Appleyard

Junior Taupau is heading to the Sharks. Picture: John Appleyard
Junior’s older brother, Martin, is a veteran of the NRL. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Junior’s older brother, Martin, is a veteran of the NRL. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
At about 188cm and 104kg, Taupau still has some development to do to match the physicality of his older brother.
However, in his progression through the Bulldogs’ junior representative teams, he has proven a handful for defenders with his strong carry.
The Sharks believe Taupau will benefit from continuing his rugby league development within their proven NRL pathways program.

Great to have the before and after pics together, cheers Thresh. It's like a Bupa ad!
 
Top