The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take a squad of 29 players to Bega on Saturday for their trial match with the Canberra Raiders.
The game will be played at Bega Recreation Ground on February 23, kicking off at 5pm and will be the club’s only NRL trial before their round one clash with the New Zealand Warriors.
New recruits Jack Cogger, Nick Meaney, Jesse Sue, Dylan Napa, Corey Harawira-Naera and Christian Crichton will all have their first hit out in their new colours, while Adam Elliott and Chris Smith will join Harawira-Naera in backing up from the NRL All Stars match played last weekend.
Rookies Morgan Harper, Jayden Okunbor, Tui Katoa and Jesse Marschke have also been named in the squad and will be given their first taste of NRL football.
Elliott: It's a dream come true
Adam Elliott, Aiden Tolman, Chris Smith, Christian Crichton, Corey Harawira-Naera, Danny Fualalo, Dylan Napa, Francis Tualau, Jack Cogger, Jayden Okunbor, Jeremy Marshall-King, Jesse Marschke, John Olive, Josh Jackson, Kerrod Holland, Kieran Foran, Lachlan Lewis, Marcelo Montoya, Michael Lichaa, Morgan Harper, Nick Meaney, Ofahiki Ogden, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Reimis Smith, Renouf To'omaga, Rhyse Martin, Sauaso Sue, Tui Katoa, Will Hopoate.
The trial match gives NRL fans in the region the opportunity to come and watch the Bulldogs and Raiders in what will be a competitive and hard-fought contest ahead of the 2019 season.
Tickets are just $15 for the match and are available for purchase through the Raiders online Shop.
Bulldogs members and fans wishing to watch the match, can do so by the live stream at www.bulldogs.com.au
*Viewers will need an NRL Account to view the stream!
What Foran expects from Raiders trial
Luke Bateman, JJ Collins, Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker ©, Emre Guler, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Seb Kris, Siliva Havili, Josh Hodgson ©, Corey Horsburgh, Royce Hunt, Dean Matterson, Jack, Murchie, Josh Papalii, Tony Satini, Aidan Sezer, Bailey Simonsson, Sia Soliola, Tom Starling, Harley Smith-Shields, Ryan Sutton, Joe Tapine, Matt Timoko, Elliott Whitehead, Jack Wighton, Sam Williams, Hudson Young
Bulldogs v Raiders: Saturday February 23, 2019, Bega Recreation Ground
NRL TRIAL: 5.00pm
LAURIE DALEY CUP: 2.50pm
ANDREW JOHNS CUP: 1.25pm
The Bulldogs visit south will be give our members and fans in the region the opportunity to catch up with their favourite player .
MEET and GREET
DATE: Thursday 21st February
TIME: 4pm – 6pm
VENUE: Pambula Surf Club
Open Captain Run/Training Session
DATE: Friday 22nd February
TIME: 10.30am – 11.30am
VENUE: Sporting Field Adjacent to the Tathra Country Club, 1 Andy Poole Dr, Tathra
KIA Player Appearance
DATE: Friday 22nd February
TIME: 4pm – 5pm
VENUE: Tarra Kia, 151 Auckland Street, Bega
PLAYERS: Adam Elliott, Aiden Tolman, Kerrod Holland