Brett Morris will line up in the fullback position on Friday afternoon against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
Morris replaces the injured Brad Abbey who has failed to recover from a concussion he received in the club’s 22-12 win over the Newcastle Knights last weekend.
After shifting to the fullback position following the injury to Abbey early in the first half last weekend, Morris produced a try assist, 127 run metres and some great try saving tackles.
“It’s been a while since I played fullback and in attack I just need to find myself in the right positions. At the back I can hang around the middle of the field and look for a few offloads. It’s handy being able to move back to the fullback position, but Brad Abbey has been playing some good footy,” said Morris after the win.
He becomes the third player this year to wear the number one jersey for the Bulldogs after Will Hopoate fractured his left eye socket earlier in the year in Round two against the Roosters.
This week’s match will also be first time the 30-year old has worn the number one jersey since last year’s final loss to the Panthers.
With Morris shifting to the back, Kerrod Holland returns from a shoulder injury and will take his place on the wing.
One of the fiercest rivalries in the NRL is back with the annual Bulldogs v Rabbitohs Good Friday blockbuster set to light up ANZ Stadium.
A crowd of nearly 40,000 fans turned out to see the clash between the two clubs in 2016 and there's sure to be fireworks for the monster game in 2017.
NRL Round 7: Bulldogs v Rabbitohs - ANZ Stadium, Friday April 14, 4pm
1. Brett Morris 2. Kerrod Holland 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Adam Elliot 13. Greg Eastwood 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Francis Tualau 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 19. Craig Garvey 20. Matt Frawley 21. Renouf To'omaga 23. Reimis Smith