Des Hasler and Michael Maguire have confirmed their 19-man squads for tomorrow’s Good Friday clash at ANZ Stadium.
The Bulldogs named 21 players on Tuesday under the new NRL rules, with 17 named plus four extra reserves.
Craig Garvey and Renouf To’Omaga drop out of the 21-man squad that was named on Tuesday, with Matt Frawley and Reimis Smith still in line to take to the field on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs have omitted Anthony Cherrington and Robbie Rochow from their 21 that was named on Tuesday.
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.
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 BENCH: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Francis Tualau 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Matt Frawley 23. Reimis Smith
1. Alex Johnston 2. Braidon Burns 3. Siosifa Talakai 4. Robert Jennings 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Kyle Turner 11. John Sutton 12. Angus Crichton 13. Sam Burgess BENCH: 14. Robbie Farah 15. Jason Clark 16. Zane Musgrove 17. George Burgess 20. Cameron Murray 21. Tyrell Fuimaono
The Bulldogs NYC side has also been trimmed with Coach Brad Henderson reducing his squad to 20 after naming 23 players on Tuesday.
Fili Havea, Simon Fonua and Brandon Boulmelhem have all been omitted from the side that was named earlier in the week.
NYC TEAM v Rabbitohs – ANZ Stadium, Friday April 14, 1.45pm
1. Ben Cassell, 2. Alvin Maungaati, 3. Dalton Smith, 4. Morgan Harper, 5. Kiko Manu, 6. Adam Keighran, 7. Michael Doolan, 8. Lopeti Mafi, 9. Joseph Tramontana, 10. Hayden Ashcroft, 11. Jayden Okunbor, 12. Jack Gibbons, 13. James Clark, 14. Peni Misinale, 15. Kayne Kalache, 16. Giordan Patea 17. Elie El-Zakhem, 19. Ofa Finau, 20. Kenny Soumpholphakdy, 22. Kieran Hayman