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Round 23 Team News: Final line-up confirmed for Knights clash

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made a number of changes for Saturday's fixture against the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium (5:30PM AEST).

Lachlan Lewis has been confirmed to start at five-eighth with Jake Averillo succumbing to injury. Matt Doorey will feature as the side's reserve with Falakiko Manu and Chris Patolo dropping out of the game day line-up.

  • Corey Allan returns on the wing in place of Falakiko Manu. Allan was a late withdrawal against the Knights after feeling unwell before the game
  • Kyle Flanagan will return to the halves in the number 7 jersey, with Lachlan Lewis moving to five-eighth. Bailey Biondi-Odo drops back to the bench
  • Luke Thompson returns to the front row after serving a three game suspension in place of Ava Seumanufagai, who moves back to the bench
  • Jackson Topine comes in as starting hooker to replace Sione Katoa, who drops out of the squad (Jeremy Marshall King has returned to Sydney for family reasons)
  • Corey Waddell returns in the second row after recovering from a calf injury, with Matt Doorey named as the team's reserve
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 Jayden Okunbor Canterbury League Club
21 Lachlan Lewis Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling
7 Kyle Flanagan Sydney Freezers
8 Luke Thompson Intello IT
9 Jackson Topine Jay Productions & Events
10 Ryan James MMX Projects
11 Adam Elliott TLH Recruitment
12 Corey Waddell Dental on Evaline
13 Josh Jackson (c) Daily Press
Interchange   Recovery Partners
14 Bailey Biondi-Odo Khalil Family Lawyers
15 Ava Seumanufagai Urbanista Café & Convenience
16 Corey Horsburgh Your Property People
17 Joe Stimson McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba
Reserves    
22 Matt Doorey  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Trent Barrett ShoeGrab
Assistant Coach David Furner  
Assistant Coach Craig Sandercock  
NRL Transitional Coach David Tangata-Toa