Bulldogs forward Greg Eastwood is excited by what his rookie teammates bring to the NRL side.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce 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.

Read more and see the full squad at bulldogs.com.au
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