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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the re-signing of prop forward Aiden Tolman for a further four years, through until the end of season 2017.
Tolman made his NRL debut in round six of season 2008 for the Melbourne Storm and went on to play 53 matches for the Club before joining the Bulldogs in 2011. Since his arrival at Belmore the Kempsey born forward has made 56 appearances in the blue and white with his total NRL appearances now standing at 109.
The 26-year-old has also made two appearance for Country Origin in 2011 and 2013.
After varying reports about his future, Tolman is happy to have this finalised so he can focus on the next period of his playing career.
“I’ve found a good home here at the Bulldogs and it’s good to know that it is where I’ll be for the next four years,” Tolman said. “I have a number of aspirations and goals that I’d love to achieve in this game and I believe that with the current structure here at the club I can go a long way to ticking those things off.”
“I always said this next contract would be an important one for me and my family and I’m happy with the security I have around this deal.”
Coach Des Hasler is pleased to have someone of the calibre of Tolman as a part of his squad moving forward.
“Aiden is a part of our senior playing group and is a very valued member of our squad both on and off the field,” Hasler said. “He is someone who continuously works hard on his game and is looking to improve every week.”
“Aiden is the consistent performer in this competition and I look forward to working with him in the future.”