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Hooker Michael Lichaa today spoke with the media ahead of the Broncos match and backed teammate Tony Williams to play a big part in the Bulldogs second half of the season.

Tony Williams returned to the Bulldogs NRL side in superb fashion against the Dragons, coming from the bench and delivering a man of the match performance.

The powerhouse back-rower had spent the past month on the sideline with a hamstring injury and a game in the Bulldogs Intrust Super Premiership side, but his return first grade came after Adam Elliott was struck down with an injury and for teammate Michael Lichaa, seeing Williams return and put in a performance like he did, was good to see.

“It was hard to see him out of the team for the couple of weeks that he was, but to bounce back the way he did was unbelievable,” Lichaa said.

“It changed the whole game for us when he came on the field.

“He can be one of the best forwards in the game and that’s what he was against the Dragons.

“If he can bring that every week, he will lift our team and get us to where we want.”

Williams himself would agree that he hadn’t been playing the best footy before he returned against the Dragons and despite the disappointment, along with the injury, the motivation was always there.

“He wasn’t playing the best footy before missed the past month, but he came back and proved what he can still do.

“You don’t really know what you’ve got until it’s gone and I guess being dropped motivated him, but you wouldn’t have known around the club. He is always happy and joking around with the boys.

“All the boys love him here and hopefully he can keep on playing like he did last week.”

TWO of the NRL's most explosive teams clash when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs host the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday evening.

The two clubs haved played out some of the competitions most tense games in recent years and this is one is sure to carry on that tradition.

Make sure you're here to see two of the most exciting teams in the NRL!

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