Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs front row forward Sam Kasiano has today been named to make his return for the elimination final against the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Kasiano has missed the past two matches after he was suspended back in Round 24 and will return to the side coming of the interchange bench for the fixture. With his inclusion, Danny Fualalo remains listed on an extended bench in jersey number 19.

Other changes to the side include Brett Morris being named at fullback, replacing Will Hopoate who is not available to play due to his religious beliefs with Tyrone Phillips named on the wing.  

Captain James Graham believes this side is capable of anything, especially when it comes to do-or-die football.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position where we’ve qualified for the finals and we’re as good a chance as any of the other remaining sides to take out the title,” Graham said. “The finals are a new beast and we’ll be turning up on Sunday ready to go.”

BE THERE at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, September 11 and support your Bulldogs as we fight to continue our finals campaign and take on Penrith Panthers in a must-win elimination final. Get your tickets here: www.nrl.com.au/tickets

NRL v Panthers

Allianz Stadium

Sunday, 11 September

4.00pm

1. Brett Morris

2. Tyrone Phillips

3. Josh Morris

4. Kerrod Holland

5. Curtis Rona

6. Josh Reynolds

7. Moses Mbye

8. Aiden Tolman

9. Michael Lichaa

10. James Graham ©

11. Josh Jackson

12. Greg Eastwood

13. David Klemmer

 

14. Sam Kasiano

15. Tim Browne

16. Tony Williams

17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

19. Danny Fualalo

 

Coach: Des Hasler

Panthers coach Anthony Griffin has named his side to face the Bulldogs in an Elimination Final at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Moses Leota is 18th man in an otherwise unchanged outfit.

PANTHERS TEAM:

1. Matt MOYLAN (c)
2. Josh MANSOUR
3. Waqa BLAKE
4. Tyrone PEACHEY
5. Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK
6. Bryce CARTWRIGHT
7. Nathan CLEARY
8. Leilani LATU
9. Peter WALLACE
10. Suaia MATAGI
11. Isaah YEO
12. James FISHER-HARRIS
13. Trent MERRIN

14. Sitaleki AKAUOLA
15. Jeremy LATIMORE
16. Chris GREVSMUHL
17. Zak HARDAKER
20. Moses LEOTA