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Graham signs new Bulldogs deal

England international James Graham has committed his future to Canterbury Bulldogs after signing a new four-year contract.

The former St Helens man has spent the last two seasons with the NRL club, making 45 first-appearances after making his debut in 2012.

Graham claimed the club's Dr George Peponis Medal for Bulldogs 'Player of the Year' last season and is expect to play a key role for Des Hasley's team in 2014.

The 28-year-old, who won the Man of Steel award with Saints in 2008, is settled in Australia and is looking forward to the Bulldogs realising their full potential.

"I'm really delighted to be honest, to be able to have the next four years here is great and I'm grateful for the opportunity to stay," he told the Bulldogs' official website.

Enjoyment

"I'm really enjoying my time here, we play some good footy and it's great that I'll be a part of this side for an extended period.

"Home will always be home but Sydney and Canterbury are home for now and I feel very settled here.

"It's a good bunch of blokes, a lot of characters in the rooms and it's good to know that I will be a part of that. There is a lot more we want to achieve."

Chief executive Raelene Castle added: "James is a popular figure within the playing group and is someone that leads with his actions from the front. We know James will continue to perform consistently for the club."