The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take on the New Zealand Warriors this Sunday at ANZ Stadium (2:00PM AEST) in Round 15 of the NRL Premiership.
Coach Steve Georgallis has confirmed his side, with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Renouf To'omaga dropping out of the final line-up on game day. Lachlan Lewis and Chris Smith were omitted from the match day squad on the eve of our fixture against Trans-Tasman rivals. Whilst Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Renouf To'omaga remain in the side, with the final line-up to be announced one hour before kick-off.
Will Hopoate makes his long awaited return to the starting line-up at fullback, after recovering from a high ankle sprain picked up in the Round 7 loss to the Wests Tigers at the end of June.
Hopoate will take the place of Nick Meaney who will return to his original position of winger with Marcelo Montoya dropping out of the squad.
In the forwards Aiden Tolman will return to the starting line-up to replace Dylan Napa who will miss one match after taking an early guilty plea for a dangerous contact charge from Sunday's close loss to the Tigers.
In other team news:
- Jeremy Marshall-King will return to the starting line-up in place of Sione Katoa who goes back to the bench
- Matt Doorey, who scored a try on debut against the Tigers, will start the game in the number 11 jersey with Luke Thompson coming off the bench
- Jake Averillo returns to the seventeen after recovering from a hip injury
Match: Bulldogs v Warriors
Round 15 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
|2||Nick Meaney||Canterbury League Club|
|3||Tim Lafai||Daily Press|
|4||Kerrod Holland||Sydney Freezers|
|6||Kieran Foran||Reliable Food Distributors|
|7||Jack Cogger||Hitachi Cooling & Heating|
|9||Jeremy Marshall-King||Ultimate Security|
|10||Aiden Tolman||TLH Group|
|11||Matthew Doorey||Guardian Venue Management|
|12||Raymond Faitala-Mariner||Dental on Evaline|
|13||Josh Jackson||Your Property People|
|14||Sione Katoa||M&J Chickens|
|15||Luke Thompson||Classic Sportswear|
|16||Sauaso Sue||CPe Australia|
|17||Jake Averillo||Sydney Tools|