Born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Atherton, Queensland, the 30-year old arrives at Belmore with a wealth of experience in the game.
The newest member of the Bulldogs playing roster has played nine Tests for Papua New Guinea, including the 2008 World Cup and 2010 Four Nations tournament.
In addition, he represented Queensland under 17s and 19s, with new team-mate Greg Eastwood and was a member of the winning Ipswich Jets side that won the Queensland Cup in 2015, alongside current Bulldogs player Josh Cleeland.
“Rod’s a no-nonsense forward with a strong carry and a good offload. He comes to the club looking for an NRL opportunity and will provide plenty of depth and experience to our squad,” said Bulldogs - Head of Recruitment, Warren McDonnell.
Name: Rod Griffen
Born: January 5, 1987, Papua New Guinea
Junior Club: Atherton Roosters
Position: Prop/Second Row
Rep Honours: 9 tests PNG, 2008 World Cup, 2010 Four Nations
Previous Clubs: Wests Tigers, Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Northern Pride, Tweed Heads Seagulls, Ipswich Jets.