Steve Georgallis has finalised his line-up for the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs qualifying final against the Penrith Panthers this Saturday September 1, 1:10pm.
The Bulldogs finished fourth at the end of the regular season, while the Panthers claimed the minor premiership and claimed top spot after 24 rounds which gives them a home final.
Georgallis has named Jack Nelson in the 13-jersey due to Clay Priest being ruled out with a knee injury and he has shifted Josh Bergamin to the interchange bench with 19-year-old Morgan Harper to start in the centres.
Local junior Lachlan Burr will start from the bench with Francis Tualau to start in the front-row.
Canterbury head into the finals off the back of three consecutive wins, including a 22-14 victory over the Wentworthville Magpies at Ringrose Park last Sunday.
The Bulldogs and Panthers have met on two occasions throughout the season with Penrith claiming victories in both encounters, including a two-point nail-biter at Belmore in round 15.
The winner of this match will have a week off and progress to the preliminary final in week three, while there is a second chance for the side that goes down on Saturday.
1. Mason Cerruto 2. Tom Carr 3. Morgan Harper 4. John Olive 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Josh Cleeland 7. Nu Brown 8. Renouf To'omaga 9. Zac Woolford 10. Francis Tualau 11. Asipeli Fine 12. Bronson Garlick 13. Jack Nelson 14. Josh Bergamin 15. Jesse Martin 16. Lachlan Burr 17. Zac Cardissalaris 18. D'Rhys Miller
Match: Bulldogs v Sharks
Venue: ANZ Stadium
- Fox League
- LIVE PASS