The Bulldogs have signed one of New Zealand’s top all-around young athletes as they continue to prepare for 2024 and beyond.

Roy Tatupu, whose uncle Tony played for the Warriors, Kiwis, and Samoa, has signed a two-year contract with the club.

The Bulldogs beat off a number of NRL clubs and Kiwi rugby outfits to recruit the promising outside back.

The 17-year-old has played for both the Auckland Blues Rugby Union Academy and the NZ Open Men’s volleyball team, as well as excelling at league with well-known breeding ground Mount Albert Grammar School.

Standing at 190cm and weighing 94kgs, Tatupu has lightning pace and has also shown promise in athletics and basketball.

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But he has decided on a career in league and the Bulldogs believe they have found a good one.

The youngster’s ability has already caught the eye of Bulldogs guru Phil Gould.

“Roy is going OK in the week or so he has been here – he has shown some really good signs at training,” Gould told Wide World of Sports.

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