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On Saturday afternoon Bulldogs halfback Moses Mbye will come up against the man who wore the number seven jersey before him.

Knights half Trent Hodkinson left the Bulldogs at the end of the 2015 season to take up a three-year deal with the Knights and for the Noosa Pirates junior Mbye, facing off with his former teammate, is one he is looking forward to.

“We’re definitely both looking forward to the game, there’s no doubt,” Mbye said.

“Hokko will be looking for a big game and he has shown me a lot of my football.

“I learnt a lot off Trent.”

It’s been a tough first year for Hodkinson with his new club, but Mbye certainly knows what to expect from the experience number seven on Saturday.

"Trent's doing a fantastic job up there.

“We're well aware of what he can do. Everyone is aware of the calibre of player he is.

“Even with the amount of young troops up there, he's been getting them going forward and finishing their sets well.”

Hodkinson was an integral part of the Bulldogs club for a number of years and while it may be tough times for him on the field in 2016, he forged plenty of friendships in the blue and whites that still remain although he is wearing different colours.

“He’s doing well. He’s upbeat, happy and the club is going in the right direction.

“He’s not getting the results he probably wants, but he is continuing to keep his head down and not kicking stones.”

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.