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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler has today named an 18-man squad for the Round 1 fixture against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Hooker Michael Lichaa, Fullback Brett Morris and Winger Curtis Rona have all been selected to make their first appearance in blue and white against the men from the foot of the mountains.

Five-eighth Josh Reynolds will make his first appearance for the year after not playing in any trial matches due to off-season surgery.

“We’ll definitely have to be on our game from the outset,” Reynolds said. “We’ll have to hold the ball and not give away too many penalties.

“The Panthers are a side that don’t give you much so whilst we’ll be getting rid of some of the rust from our game we’ll have to make sure we do the little things right and hopefully it’ll all fall into place.”

Prop forward Aiden Tolman will play his 150th NRL match after making his debut back in Round 6 of season 2008 for the Melbourne Storm against the Canberra Raiders.


NYC v Panthers

Pepper Stadium

Sunday, 8 March


NSW Cup v Panthers

Pepper Stadium

Sunday, 8 March


1. Josh Bergamin

1. Corey Thompson

2. Joseph Burchell

2. Tyrone Phillips

3. Tuuta Langi

3. Levi Dodd

4. Michael Morgan

4. Chase Stanley

5. Marcelo Montoya

5. Jarrod McInally

6. Brendan Cox

6. Matt Frawley

7. Guy Hamilton

7. Moses Mbye

8. Jake Kamire

8. Antonio Kaufusi

9. Brad Keighran

9. Damien Cook

10. Brandon Luamanu

10. Danny Fualalo

11. Renouf To’omaga

11. Shaun Lane

12. Avia Minute

12. Adam Elliott

13. Darcy Maroske

13. Lloyd Perrett



14. Alex Sorge

14. Jaline Graham

15. Jamel Hunt

15. Makahesi Makatoa

16. Siaopo Tagaloa

16. David Minute

17. Gillespie Fa’i

17. Herman Ese’ese


19. Jason Schirnack


20. Lindon McGrady

Coach: Scott Murray

Coach: Andy Patmore

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.