Lafai Named at Centre to Replace Suspended Inu
Tuesday 2 April 2013 4:52 PM
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler has today named Tim Lafai as the replacement for Krisnan Inu who will miss the match through suspension. The Bulldogs take on the Manly Warringah Sea-Eagles at ANZ Stadium on Friday night with kick-off at 7.35pm.
Inu, 25, will miss the next five matches after being charged for a dangerous throw on Rabbitohs fullback Greg Inglis last week. Lafai comes into the side and will make his 14th NRL appearance on the night.
The only other change is Tim Browne come on to the interchange bench for David Klemmer.
Back rower Frank Pritchard is looking forward to the challenge against Manly this week after making his return from injury last round.
“Manly have got a tough pack, we can’t take them lightly at all,” Pritchard said. “They carry the ball hard so we’ll have to muscle up in defence.
“They’ve had a good start to the year and have defended really well so we’ll have to bring our a-game.”
There are still plenty of Tickets available for the match through Ticketek at www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
NRL v Sea-Eagles
Friday, 5th April
1. Ben Barba (Bradley Australia)
2. Mitch Brown (My Dental Team)
3. Josh Morris (Sydney Boulevard Hotel)
4. Tim Lafai (Team Electrical Australia)
5. Sam Perrett (The Food Lovers Market)
6. Josh Reynolds (CPE Australia)
7. Kris Keating (Five Star Transport Solutions)
8. Aiden Tolman (Aravanis Insolvency)
9. Michael Ennis © (Choice Paper & Imaging)
10. Martin Taupau (M&J Chickens)
11. Tony Williams (PFD Foods Services)
12. Josh Jackson (Koutzoumis Lawyers)
13. Greg Eastwood (CA Partners)
14. Dene Halatau (Paintcorp Industries)
15. Dale Finucane (Four J's Cleaning Services)
16. Tim Browne (Nash Tiles)
17. Frank Pritchard (McDonalds Punchbowl)
20. David Klemmer
Coach: Des Hasler (Wise Education Group)