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Bulldogs v Sea Eagles: Round 24 Pregame Notes

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on the Manly Sea Eagles, on Sunday, 1:50PM AEST, in their Round 24 fixture at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe.

The Bulldogs will be in search of victory as they seek redemption for their Round 16 loss to the Sea Eagles earlier in the season.

Manly coach Des Hasler has named a full strength side for this weekend's clash, with the club challenging for a Top 4 spot with two games remaining in the regular season.

Injury Update: Round 24 v Sea Eagles

Team News

Bulldogs: Jack Hetherington returns from suspension to partner Ava Seumanufagai in the front row, while Bailey Biondi-Odo will start at hooker for the first time in his NRL career. He will support a halves combination consisting of Kyle Flanagan and Lachlan Lewis. Brandon Wakeham has alsobeen recalled to the interchange bench, alongside Ofahiki Ogden, Chris Patolo and Sione Katoa.

Sea Eagles: Fullback Tom Trbojevic will feature for the Silvertails after spending a week out on the sidelines due to a cheekbone injury. Brad Parker also makes his return after returning from concussion.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 14 Brandon Wakeham
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Ava Seumanufagai
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 17 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 17 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Hetherington
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Matt Doorey
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Joe Stimson
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 8 Toafofoa Sipley
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 9 Bailey Biondi-Odo
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan Walker
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Ofahiki Ogden
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl Lawton
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Chris Patolo
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Curtis Sironen
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 20 Jackson Topine

Reserves

  • Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 18 Moses Suli
    Reserve for Bulldogs is number 19 Falakiko Manu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Key Match-Up

Josh Jackson v Jake Trbojevic: Despite a challenging season, Jackson has stood tall and continued to lead his side from the front. A consistent performer in the back row, the Bulldog's captain has shown resilience and perseverance to keep his pack in the fight throughout the year.

Jake Trbojevic has been an influential figure in his side's success this year. His ball playing combination with youngster Josh Schuster has blossomed in recent weeks and provided a strong attacking platform for the Manly spine.

Stat Attack

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs face the Manly Sea Eagles at Moreton Daily Stadium this Sunday afternoon, kicking off at 1:50PM AEST. Tickets are available to our Round 24 fixture here.