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With the NRL pre-season underway for the 2015, new recruits are starting to make their presence known at clubs around the competition.

Michael Lichaa: Bulldogs

Exciting Bulldogs prospect Michael Lichaa certainly has big shoes to fill after being earmarked to replace former club captain Michael Ennis for at least the next three years.

"I'm really excited to come to this club and play a part in it," Lichaa told Bulldogs TV. "The next three years are going to be massive and hopefully it starts off well in the pre-season and over the next 16 weeks."

Lichaa, who made his first grade debut at the Sharks last season, is chasing higher fitness levels in order to become an 80-minute player at hooker next year.

"I definitely want to work on my fitness levels. I didn't do a lot of fitness last year... so this year I think it is going to a lot different here," Lichaa said. "But hopefully I can become as fit as I can so I can try and be an 80-minute player."

See Lichaa discuss his 2015 goals at

Tim Grant: Rabbitohs

Veteran prop Tim Grant comes to the Rabbitohs after eight years at the Panthers.

With the Rabbitohs having lost Sam Burgess and Ben Te'o to English rugby, Grant's arrival is sure to soften the blow for Michael Maguire's men with the former NSW prop signing for four years.

"It feels awesome to be here. I've been here for a couple of weeks now doing some rehab and that sort of stuff. It has been really refreshing for me to be here and whacking on the Souths gear was awesome," Grant told Rabbitohs TV.

"I think it was like when you were a kid and you make junior reps and that sort of stuff. I put it on and there's something special about it. To get here and train with the boys has been awesome."

See how Grant has fitted into the Burrow at 

Matthew Allwood: Warriors

After making his debut for the Canberra Raiders last year, centre Matthew Allwood joins the Warriors for the next two seasons.

Setting himself a goal of carving a spot in the club's first-grade team, Allwood is aiming to be as fit as possible for the 2015 season.

"I expected to be put under the hammer pretty hard and we have been doing that. Pre-season has been tough but it's going to be good for everyone," Allwood told Warriors TV.

"I just want to do my best for the club and hopefully make a strong impact on the team and have a positive input."

See Allwood's arrival at the Warriors at

Martin Kennedy: Roosters

Kennedy returns to the Roosters after a one-season stint with the Brisbane Broncos.

Signing on for two years with the Tricolours, Kennedy admitted it felt like he never left.

"It was a pretty easy decision to come back to the club. Emotionally I feel like I never left the club entirely because I had so many mates down here," Kennedy told Roosters TV.

"I'm forever grateful to have a few more extra years now and I don't know really what to say, I'm just happy to be here I guess."

See Kennedy's return to Bondi at  


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