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Round 5 Team News: Final 17 confirmed for Storm clash

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be boosted by the return of Luke Thompson, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and skipper Josh Jackson for this Saturday's match against the Melbourne Storm at Stadium Australia (5:30PM AEST).

All three return after suspension, with Thompson to play his first match of the season.

Brandon Wakeham, Chris Smith, Joe Stimson and Dean Britt have been omitted from the game day line-up.

 

Whilst Dylan Napa moves into the starting side, with Luke Thompson shifting to the bench for his first match of 2021.

In other team news, Head Coach Trent Barrett has made a number of player and positional changes for the match:

  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will return in the full back position to replace Nick Meaney who will be out for several weeks with broken ribs
  • Luke Thompson and Josh Jackson return to the starting side
  • Nick Cotric moves to the wing, while Corey Allan takes over in the centres
  • Jake Averillo returns in place of Lachlan Lewis after recovering from an ankle injury
  • Dylan Napa returns to the bench with Dean Britt and Joe Stimson dropping back to the extended bench
No. Player Sponsor
1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Hy-Tec
2 Nick Cotric Guardian Venue Management
3 Will Hopoate Cincotta Chemist Campsie
4 Corey Allan Australasian Industrial Wrappings & Coatings
5 Tui Katoa Southern Cross Charcoal
6 Jake Averillo Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling
7 Kyle Flanagan Sydney Freezers
16 Dylan Napa Your Property People
9 Sione Katoa Jay Productions & Events
10 Jack Hetherington MMX Projects
11 Adam Elliott TLH Recruitment
12 Corey Waddell Dental on Evaline
13 Josh Jackson Daily Press
Interchange   Recovery Partners
8 Luke Thompson Intello IT
14 Jackson Topine Khalil Family Lawyers
15 Renouf Atoni Urbanista Café & Convenience 
17 Ofahiki Ogden McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Trent Barrett ShoeGrab
Assistant Coach David Furner  
Assistant Coach Craig Sandercock  
NRL Transitional Coach David Tangata-Toa