Bulldogs Head Coach Des Hasler has finalised his 17 for the opening game of the 2017 season against the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground thanks to CrownBet.

Brad Abbey and Matt Frawley have been omitted from the side after being included in the 19-man squad 24 hours prior to kick-off.

NRL Round 1: Bulldogs v Storm, Belmore Sports Ground - Friday, March 3rd - 6pm

1. Will Hopoate

2. Brett Morris

3. Josh Morris

4. Brenko Lee

5. Kerrod Holland

6. Josh Reynolds

7. Moses Mbye

8. Aiden Tolman

9. Michael Lichaa

10. James Graham

11. Josh Jackson

12. Greg Eastwood

13. David Klemmer

BENCH:

14. Sam Kasiano

15. Danny Fualalo

16. Adam Elliott

17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

COACH: Des Hasler

STORM TEAM

6. Cameron Munster, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. William Chambers, 4. Cheyse Blair, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 20. Ryley Jacks. 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith ©, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane. BENCH: 14. Christian Welch, 15. Tim Glasby, 16. Nelson Asofa Solomona, 1. Young Tonumaipea

COACH: Craig Bellamy