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Round 17 Team News: Bulldogs line-up confirmed for Roosters encounter

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made a number of changes for their match with the Roosters at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night (7:35PM AEST).

Lachlan Lewis has been called into the starting side at five-eighth to replace Kyle Flanagan who drops out of the line-up. Head Coach Trent Barrett has also inserted Falakiko Manu onto the wing in place of Tuipolotu Katoa.

Youngster Jackson Topine has been named at reserve as the only other change an hour before kick-off.

Other changes from last week's team are:

  • Aaron Schoupp returns in the centres with Kiko Manu dropping back to the extended bench
  • Jeremy Marshall-King will miss two matches after taking an early guilty plea at the Judiciary. He will be replaced in the starting line-up by Sione Katoa
  • Corey Waddell returns in the second row with Jackson Topine dropping back to the extended bench
  • Joe Stimson will partner Waddell in the second row, with Matt Doorey unavailable after suffering concussion in the previous round
  • Bailey Biondi-Odo will again come off the bench and be joined by Dylan Napa, Ofahiki Ogden and Renouf Atoni, with Ava Seumanufagai unavailable after taking a one match early guilty plea at the Judiciary
No. Player Sponsor
1 Nick Meaney Hy-Tec
2 Corey Allan Guardian Venue Management
3 Will Hopoate Cincotta Chemist Campsie
4 Aaron Schoupp Australasian Industrial Wrappings & Coatings
21 Falakiko Manu Canterbury League Club
19 Lachlan Lewis Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling
7 Jake Averillo Sydney Freezers
8 Jack Hetherington Intello IT
9 Sione Katoa Jay Productions & Events
10 Luke Thompson MMX Projects
11 Corey Waddell TLH Recruitment
12 Joe Stimson Dental on Evaline
13 Josh Jackson (C) Daily Press
Interchange   Recovery Partners
14 Bailey Biondi-Odo Khalil Family Lawyers
15 Dylan Napa Urbanista Café & Convenience
16 Ofahiki Ogden Your Property People
17 Renouf Atoni McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba
Reserves    
20 Jackson Topine  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Trent Barrett ShoeGrab
Assistant Coach David Furner  
Assistant Coach Craig Sandercock  
NRL Transitional Coach David Tangata-Toa