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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler has named Damien Cook at hooker for the match against South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, on Friday night.

Cook comes into the side replacing Michael Lichaa who was yesterday ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. Cook will play his first NRL match for the season and his third for the club, after making two appearances in the top flight last season.

Halfback Trent Hodkinson today said that Cook would have no problems making the step up.

“Cooky (Damien) has been in our system for two years now and is in and around our main squad every day, so the step up will be no problem,” Hodkinson said.

“He leads by example in the NSW Cup side, directing the side around and being heavily involved defensively for long minutes. He’ll know what is expected of him out there.”


NRL v Rabbitohs

ANZ Stadium

Friday, 21 August


NYC v Rabbitohs

ANZ Stadium

Friday, 21 August


NSW Cup v Cutters

Belmore Sports Ground

Saturday, 22 August


1. Brett Morris

1. Josh Bergamin

1. Lindon McGrady

2. Curtis Rona

2. Jayden Okunbor

2. Tyrone Phillips

3. Josh Morris

3. Reimis Smith

3. Chase Stanley

4. Tim Lafai

4. Michael Morgan

4. Levi Dodd

5. Sam Perrett

5. Marcelo Montoya

5. Jarrod McInally

6. Moses Mbye

6. Bronson Garlick

6. Matt Frawley

7. Trent Hodkinson

7. Guy Hamilton

7. Jaline Graham

8. Sam Kasiano

8. Jake Kamire

8. Antonio Kaufusi

9. Damien Cook

9. Brad Keighran

9. Brad Clark

10. James Graham ©

10. Brandon Luamanu

10. Herman Ese’ese

11. Josh Jackson

11. Harry Pondekas

11. George Tsikrikas

12. Frank Pritchard

12. Renouf To’omaga

12. Adam Elliott

13. Greg Eastwood

13. Piki Rogers

13. Jason Schirnack




14. Lloyd Perrett

14. Royce Hunt

14. Alex Sorge

15. Shaun Lane

15. Darcy Maroske

15. Pat O’Hanlon

16. David Klemmer

16. Valima Teaupa

16. Jacob Loko

17. Tim Browne

17. Siaopo Tagaloa

17. Makahesi Makatoa

19. Danny Fualalo






Coach: Des Hasler

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.