Bulldogs forward David Klemmer during the Round 5 clash with the Raiders at Belmore.

Bulldogs to unleash Klemmer, Kasiano at Nines

Canterbury have named damaging forwards David Klemmer and Sam Kasiano as part of their 19-man squad for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.

Klemmer, one of 10 players on NRL.com's Auckland Nines wishlist, will make his tournament debut while five-eighth Josh Reynolds will captain the side, the most senior playmaker included in the squad.

Local products D'Rhys Miller and Marcelo Montoya will both also be in action at Eden Park, with Miller having won the club's NYC Player of Year award in 2016 and Montoya already having represented Fiji at Test level.

Bulldogs 2017 Auckland Nines squad

Josh Reynolds (c), Brad Abbey, Tom Carr, Matt Frawley, Danny Fualalo, Craig Garvey, Kerrod Holland, Sam Kasiano, David Klemmer, Lachlan Lewis, Michael Lichaa, Rhyse Martin, D'Rhys Miller, Marcelo Montoya, Tyrone Phillips, Reimis Smith, Renouf To'omaga, Francis Tualau.