Des Hasler and Trent Robinson have named their 19-man squads for tomorrow night's clash at Allianz Stadium.
The Bulldogs named 21 players on Tuesday under the new NRL rules, with 17 named plus four extra reserves.
Francis Tualau and Craig Garvey drop out of the 21-man squad that was named on Tuesday, with Brad Abbey and Matt Frawley still in line to take to the field on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters have trimmed their squad to 19 players with Issac Liu and Dale Copley dropping out of the original 21-man squad that was named on Tuesday.
NRL Round 2: Bulldogs v Roosters, Allianz Stadium - Thursday, March 9, 8.05pm
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, 19. Brad Abbey 20. Matt Frawley
COACH: Des Hasler
1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra 15. Kane Evans 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Connor Watson 18. Chris Smith 19. Joseph Manu 21. Zane Tetevano
COACH: Trent Robinson
The Bulldogs NYC side has also been trimmed with Coach Brad Henderson reducing his squad to 20 after naming 23 players on Tuesday.
Ofa Finau, James Clark and Fili Havea have all been omitted from the side that was named earlier in the week.
NYC TEAM v Roosters, Allianz Stadium - Thursday, March 9, 5.50pm
1. Jayden El-Jalkh, 2. Alvin Maungaati, 3. Jayden Okunbor, 4. Morgan Harper, 5. Bailey Simonsson, 6. Adam Keighran, 7. Ben Cassell, 8. Lopeti Mafi, 9. Brandon Boumelhem, 10. Peni Misinale, 11. Luis Strickland, 12. Jack Gibbons, 13. Hayden Ashcroft, 14. Kiko Manu, 15. Giordan Patea, 16. Shane Fuataga, 17. Kayne Kalache, 19. Sam Radovu, 23. Jack Gordon, 24. Kieran Hayman
COACH: Brad Henderson