Patten re-signs with Bulldogs

Bulldogs fullback Luke Patten has re-signed with the NRL club for a further two years.

The 26-year-old is the fifth Bulldogs player to re-sign with the club this year, and second in a week following centre Willie Tonga's decision to stay. Reni Maitua, Chris Armit and Jarrad Hickey have also re-signed in 2006.

Patten, 26, joined the Bulldogs in 2001 after making his NRL debut in 1998, playing a part in the club's 2004 NRL premiership. The new deal will keep him at the Bulldogs until 2008.