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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs lock David Klemmer will miss the Easter Friday clash with the Rabbitohs with an ankle sprain suffered in last Friday night's victory over the Newcastle Knights.

The Australian representative is hopeful of returning for the Round Eight match-up with the Wests Tigers.

Klemmer's place in the starting line-up will go to Adam Elliott, who has added great energy from the bench in the early rounds.

In further changes, Brett Morris will start at full-back, while Kerrod Holland returns from a shoulder injury to take his place on the wing.

The Bulldogs have won two of the past five Good Friday clashes and aside from last year’s 42-12 demolition of the Rabbitohs, the average margin between the two sides has been 4.25 points.

Since 1999, the two teams have played each other 23 times at ANZ Stadium with the Bulldogs boasting a 15-8 record.

The match starts at 4pm.

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 Elliott
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
COACH    Des Hasler

Don't miss the blockbuster battle this weekend as ANZ Stadium's two long-term home clubs meet on Good Friday!

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.