Bulldogs sign Ryan Tandy
Saturday June 12, 2010
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have signed 29 year-old prop Ryan Tandy until the end of the 2010 NRL season.
Tandy, who has been released from his contract at the Melbourne Storm, will commence training with the side this week.
Bulldogs head coach Kevin Moore says Tandy will bring great experience to a Bulldogs side that has been heavily impacted by injury in recent times.
“Ryan’s a Grand Final player and gives us some real grunt up front. It’s been well documented that we’ve been hit fairly hard by injuries in our forwards and Ryan certainly brings us some real skill in that area,” Moore said.
Tandy, who’s on the road from Melbourne to Sydney today, says it’s been a hectic couple of days.
“I was off contract with the Storm at the end of this year and there was a bit of uncertainty about what the future might hold,” Tandy said.
“When the possibility of joining the Dogs came up I spoke with the coaching staff and my teammates and they said I should jump at the opportunity. Everyone I’ve spoken to tells me the Dogs are a great club with an outstanding coach and I’ll be doing everything I can to secure a long term deal with them.”
Born: September 20, 1981
Height: 187cm. Weight: 110kg.
Position: Front row
Rep. Honours: Ireland 2006-08; 2008 World Cup
Junior Clubs: Kincumber Colts
Previous Clubs: St George Illawarra 2003; South Sydney 2004; Widnes (UK) 2004-05; Hull KR 2006-07; Wests Tigers 2008, Melbourne Storm 2009-10
FG Debut: St George Illawarra vs Parramatta, WIN Stadium, 23/3/03 (Rd 2)
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