Prop Forward Alex Rowe has called time on his Bulldogs career as he moves on to a new challenge with Newcastle Thunder.

After joining from Sheffield Eagles, “Rowey” has made 162 appearances for The Bulldogs scoring 21 Tries and putting in some massive performances in the meantime. His time with the club has seen a dramatic charge to a Grand Final, a 3rd place finish and a place in the Super 8 Qualifiers.

Alex admits the decision to move on was a tough one “I┬ácan’t speak highly enough of the club the coach the lads and the fans at Batley. All good things come to an end and there have been some fantastic moments. I will never forget my time here and I’ve some friends for life. It just feels like the right time to move but you’ll still see me up here cheering on the lads whenever I can”

A huge fans favourite, It’s fair to say Alex will go down as one of the most popular players to grace the famous slope, and everyone at the club would like to wish him the best of luck in his future career.