The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been forced to make some changes for Sunday's match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville (4pm), after the withdrawal of captain Josh Jackson with injury.
Matt Doorey have been excluded from the final 17 an hour before kick off. They join Brandon Wakeham, Dean Britt & Joe Stimson who were omitted yesterday afternoon. Development player Aaron Schoupp has been named at '18th man' as injury cover.
Head Coach Trent Barrett has also opted to start Renouf Atoni, with Dylan Napa dropping to the bench.
Jackson's withdrawal means that Luke Thompson will take the number 13 jersey, with Chris Smith coming on to the bench for what would be his first NRL match of the season.
Match: Cowboys v Bulldogs
Round 6 -
Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
|2||Nick Cotric||Guardian Venue Management|
|3||Will Hopoate (c)||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|
|15||Renouf Atoni||Urbanista Café & Convenience|
|9||Sione Katoa||Jay Productions & Events|
|10||Jack Hetherington||MMX Projects|
|11||Adam Elliott||TLH Recruitment|
|12||Corey Waddell||Dental on Evaline|
|13||Luke Thompson||Daily Press|
|8||Dylan Napa||Intello IT|
|14||Jackson Topine||Khalil Family Lawyers|
|16||Chris Smith||Your Property People|
|17||Ofahiki Ogden||McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba|
|Head Coach||Trent Barrett||ShoeGrab|
|Assistant Coach||David Furner|
|Assistant Coach||Craig Sandercock|
|NRL Transitional Coach||David Tangata-Toa|