The signing of former NRL star Glen Buttriss has pulled its first drawcard ahead of the 2018 season.
The return of Cootamundra’s favourite Raider has prompted another former Bulldog, Chris Maher, to leave Temora and rejoin the blue and white army.
“It's a big signing for us,” said Bulldogs assistant coach Aaron Byrne.
Having another local guy returning is always positive and he’s a really good person to have around the club.Bulldogs assistant coach Aaron Byrne
The versatile Maher will add to Cootamundra’s growing arsenal but there are no plans to reprise his tenure in the second row.
“He’s good on his feet, he’s a good defender and he can play across the park so we’ll look at slotting him in wherever we can,” Byrne said.
Maher’s decision has prompted speculation on whether the 2015 Bulldogs Best & Fairest could be joined by fellow Dragons Grant Boyd and Jordyn Ballard in returning to Les Boyd Oval.
Bulldogs president Mark Kennedy is certainly a fan of the idea.
“I’d think Glen being back could bring former players home and we’ll be welcoming them with open arms.”
Any player who returns to the club is of massive benefit to us.Bulldogs president Mark Kennedy
Maher was a part of the 2009 U/18 Premiership side and has 96 first grade caps for Coota as well as stints with Temora, Indigenous All Stars and Riverina.