The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made several changes to their side for Saturday's clash with the Titans in the Gold Coast (3:00PM AEST), with promising young centre Aaron Schoupp to make his debut.
The exciting 19 year old joined the club from the Illawarra Steelers at the end of 2019 and is a former Australian U15 and NSW U16 centre. Having come through the Illawarra Sports High School program, Schoupp is a strong ball carrier and potential goal kicking option, who has featured in club trial matches over the past two seasons.
Coach Trent Barrett has opted to start Adam Elliott at lock against the Titans, Renouf Atoni reverting to the interchange bench.
Watson Heleta has been omitted an hour before kick-off, with Ofahiki Ogden named as the 18th man. Heleta was a late inclusion to the squad earlier in the week after Tui Katoa was ruled out with concussion.
Kyle Flanagan and Joe Stimson were also omitted from the 21-man squad on Friday.
Match: Titans v Bulldogs
Round 11 -
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
|2||Nick Cotric||Guardian Venue Management|
|3||Will Hopoate||Cincotta Chemist Campsie|
|4||Aaron Schoupp||Australasian Industrial Wrappings & Coatings|
|5||Nick Meaney||Southern Cross Charcoal|
|6||Brandon Wakeham||Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling|
|7||Jake Averillo||Sydney Freezers|
|8||Ava Seumanufagai||Intello IT|
|9||Sione Katoa||Jay Productions & Events|
|10||Luke Thompson||MMX Projects|
|11||Matt Doorey||TLH Recruitment|
|12||Chris Smith||Dental on Evaline|
|16||Adam Elliott||Your Property People|
|13||Renouf Atoni||Daily Press|
|14||Brad Deitz||Khalil Family Lawyers|
|15||Corey Waddell||Urbanista Café & Convenience|
|17||Dylan Napa||McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba|
|Head Coach||Trent Barrett||ShoeGrab|
|Assistant Coach||David Furner|
|Assistant Coach||Craig Sandercock|
|NRL Transitional Coach||David Tangata-Toa|
Schoupp: Come Saturday I'll be jumping out of my skin to get on that field