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Round 21 Team News: Line-up to face the Wests Tigers

The Bulldogs have made a number of changes for this week's match against the Wests Tigers on Sunday (1:50PM AEST) at Cbus Super Stadium.

Head Coach Trent Barrett has elected to start Dylan Napa, with Ava Seumanufagai to come off the bench. Watson Heleta has been named as reserve with Joe Stimson dropping out of the game day squad.

Kyle Flanagan and Jackson Topine were omitted from the game day line-up 24 hours out from kick-off. While Watson Heleta has replaced Tuipulotu Katoa on the extended reserves bench.

The new make-up of the side will see:

  • Nick Meaney and Corey Allan swap positions from last week, with Allan returning to the wing and Meaney moving to full-back
  • Kiko Manu replacing Jayden Okunbor on the wing, with Okunbor dropping out of the squad
  • Bailey Biondi-Odo starting in the number 6 jersey, with Jake Averillo moving to 7. Kyle Flanagan drops back to the extended bench
  • Ava Seumanufagai returning from a head knock to start in the front row, with Dylan Napa moving back to the bench
  • Sione Katoa returning to the bench, with Renouf Atoni dropping out of the squad
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
5 Falakiko Manu Canterbury League Club
6 Bailey Biondi-Odo Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling
7 Jake Averillo Sydney Freezers
15 Dylan Napa Urbanista Café & Convenience
9 Jeremy Marshall-King Jay Productions & Events
10 Jack Hetherington MMX Projects
11 Corey Waddell TLH Recruitment
12 Adam Elliott Dental on Evaline
13 Josh Jackson (c) Daily Press
Interchange   Recovery Partners
8 Ava Seumanufagai Intello IT
14 Sione Katoa Khalil Family Lawyers
16 Chris Patolo Your Property People
17 Matt Doorey McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba
Reserves    
25 Watson Heleta  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Trent Barrett ShoeGrab
Assistant Coach David Furner  
Assistant Coach Craig Sandercock  
NRL Transitional Coach David Tangata-Toa