Whilst they may not be as well-known as some of the other Bulldogs forwards, their roles are nonetheless and important, as the Canterbury Bulldogs have moved swiftly to ensure that Dale Finucane and Josh Jackson stay at the club, re-signing the duo until the end of 2016.
Whilst both were contracted for 2014, it has been their form that has warranted a contract extension and for Finucane, 21, a junior from Bega, he says he is happy to have his future settled.
â€œI moved up here to play SG Ball and through hard work Iâ€™ve managed to fulfil a dream of playing in the NRL,â€ Finucane said.
â€œIâ€™ve had a good run so far and my main aim is just to continually play at this level and contribute as best as I can to the team.â€
For Jackson, who is just 22, he too is excited to have his future settled.
â€œItâ€™s great that Iâ€™ve been able to secure my future beyond next year,â€ Jackson said.
â€œIâ€™ve done a lot Viagra of growing up here and itâ€™s great to know Iâ€™ll be here for the next three seasons playing with this great bunch of guys.â€
New CEO Raelene Castle is also pleased, with both players able to continue their development at the club having come through the ranks.
â€œBoth Dale and Josh are great young men who have made significant contributions both on and off the field,â€ Castle said.
â€œWeâ€™re pleased that we have been able to re-sign them and they can continue develop as players and as men as a part of the Bulldogs squad.â€
Someone who knows the duo well is coach Des Hasler, with the veteran coach pleased to see the duo remaining at the club.
â€œBoth Dale and Josh have come through the system here at the Club and have been consistent performers since making their debut,â€ Hasler said.
â€œThey are still only young so weâ€™ll continue to help them develop as players and itâ€™s good to know they will be doing it here at the Bulldogs.â€