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Round 18 Team News: Pack confirmed for Sea Eagles fixture

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have continued to give opportunities for players to show their versatility by selecting promising local junior Jake Averillo in the halves for this Friday's match-up with the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium (6:00PM AEST).

Tui Katoa and Tim Lafai have been omitted from the game day line-up an hour before kick off. Luke Thompson and Ofahiki Ogden will miss the clash with the Sea Eagles due to injury.

Thompson will miss tomorrow night's fixture with calf soreness.

While, Ogden suffered a fractured cheekbone during the week at training and will miss the final three games of the season. He will undergo surgery on Friday.

Their places are taken by Matthew Doorey and Renouf To'omaga in the starting line-up, while Dean Britt and Chris Smith are promoted to the interchange bench.

Tui Katoa and Tim Lafai remain in the 19-man squad with a final 17 to be confirmed an hour before kick-off.

In other changes from last week's side:

  • Reimis Smith and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will form a new centre pairing with Kerrod Holland and Marcelo Montoya dropping out of the squad
  • Jayden Okunbor comes back into the starting line-up on the wing for his first match of the season
  • Brandon Wakeham and Jesse Sue both return to the squad on the bench
  • Aiden Tolman moves to prop with Dylan Napa sidelined by a knee injury
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1 Will Hopoate Miramax
2 Nick Meaney Canterbury League Club
3 Reimis Smith Daily Press
4 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Sydney Freezers
5 Jayden Okunbor Remondis
6 Jake Averillo Reliable Food Distributors
7 Lachlan Lewis Hitachi Cooling & Heating
15 Renouf To’omaga Hy-Tec
9 Jeremy Marshall-King Ultimate Security
10 Aiden Tolman TLH Group
16 Matt Doorey Guardian Venue Management
12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner Dental on Evaline
11 Josh Jackson Your Property People
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14 Brandon Wakeham M&J Chickens
19 Dean Britt Classic Sportswear
23 Chris Smith CPe Australia
17 Sauaso Sue Sydney Tools