Team List: Round 25 v Bulldogs

JAKE Turpin will make his return to the Broncos’ team as they try to cement an NRL finals berth on Saturday.

After serving a two-week suspension, Turpin has been named at halfback and will re-join skipper Darius Boyd in the halves against the Bulldogs in Sydney.

The makeshift partnership has been successful since first coming together against the Sharks in round 16.

The pair lost just one game in seven outings together before Turpin was hit with a dangerous contact ban.

Sean O’Sullivan is an unlucky casualty after two strong weeks in the number-seven jersey and has been named as 18th man.

It is the only change to the starting side that defeated the Parramatta Eels in golden-point extra time last Friday.

There is a tweak on the bench however, with outside back Izaia Perese named as cover on the interchange list.

Gehamat Shibasaki is still in the extended squad but looks likely to return to the Intrust Super Cup for more game time.

Joe Ofahengaue is still an outside hope of playing against the Bulldogs after being named in the 21-man squad.

He missed the win against the Eels with a minor calf injury, but can make a last-ditch effort to play this week with a strong showing at training on Thursday.

If the Broncos can defeat the Bulldogs on Saturday they will lock down seventh spot on the NRL ladder and are in line for an knockout final the following week against either the Eels or Sea Eagles.

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Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Anthony Milford
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Broncos is number 4 Alex Glenn
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Darius Boyd
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Jake Turpin

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
    Prop for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Matt Gillett
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jack Cogger
    Interchange for Broncos is number 14 James Segeyaro
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Toomaga
    Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Izaia Perese
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Smith
    Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Rhys Kennedy