Key Battle Round One: Kieran Foran v Brodie Croft

Kieran Foran (Bulldogs #7)

Kieran Foran has been named by Dean Pay in the starting line-up as halfback for our opening game of the year against the Melbourne Storm.

Foran will make his Bulldogs debut this Saturday against the Storm at Optus Stadium, in Perth, taking the field for his 175th NRL game.

The experienced halfback will be looking to provide guidance and structure to the Bulldogs backline.

Kieran prides himself on his performance and will be looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead:

“I’m excited by the year ahead, it’s a really proud club, I’m just looking forward to the challenge and hopefully we can be really competitive in every game and play an exciting brand of footy."

Kieran Foran

 

 Brodie Croft (Melbourne #7)

Brodie Croft will have big shoes to fill when he replaces Cooper Cronk in the halfback position for round one.

The 20-year old will be looking to guide the premiers to a victory.

Having five first grade games under his belt consisting of four tries and one field goal Brodie Croft will be confident leading into the game he will successfully complete his role.

Croft secured Storm’s halfback replacement for the Storm during their 2018 World Club Challenge against Leeds Rhino scoring a try and three try assists.