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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler has named his trial squad for the match to be played against the Melbourne Storm, this Saturday from 5.30pm, at Belmore Sports Ground.

In what will be the club’s final hit-out before the season proper, Hasler has selected his strongest available side for the fixture. With Will Hopoate (knee) missing the match, new recruit Brad Abbey will get the opportunity to impress at fullback whilst Chase Stanley, Josh Reynolds, David Klemmer and Adam Elliott will make their first appearances for the year.

“I was pleased with what I saw last week but we’ll get to have a better look at the guys this week,” Hasler said. “I know guys like James (Graham), Josh (Reynolds), Josh (Morris) and David (Klemmer) are keen to get out there and play with the group for the first time this season.”

Members will gain free entry on the day and will have exclusive access to the grandstand. For non-members, tickets can be purchased through or on the day at the venue.

The team is as follows:

1. Brad Abbey

2. Curtis Rona

3. Josh Morris

4. Chase Stanley

5. Sam Perrett

6. Josh Reynolds

7. Moses Mbye

8. Aiden Tolman

9. Michael Lichaa

10. James Graham ©

11. Josh Jackson

12. Tony Williams

13. Greg Eastwood


14. Sam Kasiano

15. David Klemmer

16. Danny Fualalo

19. Kerrod Holland


17. Pat O’Hanlon

20. Craig Garvey

21. Shaun Lane

22. Matt Frawley

23. Adam Elliott

26. Tyrone Phillips

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.