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The NRL has postponed Sunday's Canterbury v Sydney Roosters game at Bankwest Stadium until Monday to ensure player safety in relation to a potential biosecurity problem.

Both teams will readjust their preparations for a Monday 7pm kick-off. The match will still be held at Bankwest Stadium.

Broadcast details:

• Foxtel – Fox League (nationally)

• Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

• Kayo Sports

• NRL app: Live Pass or Telstra customers

• Watch NRL: Not available in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific regions

• Radio: ABC, Triple M Sydney/Brisbane

• #NRLBulldogsRoosters

The Roosters subjected the Broncos to a record-breaking 59-0 loss last round without arguably the world's best player, fullback James Tedesco.

The reigning Dally M Medallist is back for this clash against the Bulldogs as the premiers look to continue their post-layoff surge.

Canterbury snapped their winless streak in a 22-2 defeat of the Dragons on the long weekend, with five-eighth Kieran Foran's return aiding their attack.

The Dogs have received a boost in the lead-up to the match with news that English forward Luke Thompson will be joining the club mid-season.

The Rundown

Team News

Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman has been cleared on his COVID- 19 test but will undergo a period of quarantine of up to 14 days and therefore will not train with the team or be available for selection during that period. As a result, Sauaso Sue moves into the starting side at prop. Reimis Smith, who was suspended on Tuesday, is the other player missing from the squad that was initially named.

Dallin Watene Zelezniak shifted from the wing to Smith's centre spot. Ofahiki Ogden and Morgan Harper have been elevated to the interchange with Jack Cogger omitted from the reserves.

Roosters: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is out due to a minor back complaint, with Lindsay Collins replacing him in the starting pack. Lachlan Lam and Sam Verrills have been omitted from the squad with Mitch Aubusson to make his return via the interchange bench.

Victor Radley was cleared of a serious elbow injury and will play. Roosters winger Daniel Tupou has scored nine tries in his past 10 games against the Bulldogs.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will Hopoate
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 14 Christian Crichton
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
    Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 19 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 21 Morgan Harper
    Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Mitchell Aubusson

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

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Key Match-Up

Opposing five-eighths Kieran Foran and Luke Keary are arguably the most influential players in their teams. Canterbury need Foran to keep standing up if they're to score an upset, while the Roosters will want more of the same from Keary after his sensational performance against Brisbane.