Mid-season signing Adam Swadling could be just what Kurri Kurri need in the middle of the park.
And not just while form forward Reid Alchin is out suspended, but the former Macquarie player will add some extra experience to the pack as the Bulldogs push for a spot in the Newcastle Rugby League finals.
Kurri coach Ron Griffiths said Swadling would slot straight in for the Bulldogs against Central at home on Sunday after narrowly beating the recent June 30 transfer deadline.
"He [Swadling] has the potential to be a really good pick up for us," Griffiths said.
"He's played first grade in Newcastle for quite a while now, been in a couple of grand finals [Maitland, Macquarie] and was part of the All Stars rep fixture at the start of the year.
"It just give us a little more experience and depth in that area."
Swadling agreed to terms last week after the two clubs played against each other on June 22. Macquarie won 20-12 at Lyall Peacock Field.
Griffiths said NSW Pioneers representatives Mitch Cullen and Jarom Haines would both line-up with fourth-placed Kurri following their successful trip to Brisbane on the weekend.
The upcoming round 10 clash will mark the first official visit back to Kurri Sportsground for former Bulldogs coach and player Phil Williams, who now mentors with Central.
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