The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs clash with the Wests Tigers, on Sunday, 4:05PM AEST, in their final 2021 NRL regular season fixture at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe.
The Bulldogs have plenty to play for with the match marking the last time a number of players will pull on the blue and white jersey. Most notably, 2019 Player of the Year, Will Hopoate, will run out for his final appearance after six great seasons of service to the Canterbury-Bankstown club.
Injury Update: Round 25 v Wests Tigers
Michael McGuire will push for his troops to finish the year on a positive note after being knocked out of contention for a Finals spot two weeks ago. The Concord based club will be fighting to finish as high as possible at full-time.
Bulldogs: Corey Waddell returns from suspension to take up a spot in the second row alongside Joe Stimson. Jake Averillo and Dylan Napa have both been named on an extended bench.
Wests Tigers: Kelma Tuilagi has replaced Alex Seyfarth on the interchange bench for this week's match. Seyfarth re-aggravated a previous knee injury in their loss to the Panthers last Sunday.
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 20 Zac CiniFullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David NofoalumaWinger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy TalauCentre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Michael Chee KamCentre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken MaumaloWinger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Jock MaddenFive-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Bulldogs is number 21 Jake Averillo
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano UtoikamanuProp for Bulldogs is number 8 Ava Seumanufagai
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob LiddleHooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas MikaeleProp for Bulldogs is number 20 Dylan Napa
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Shawn Blore2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Hetherington
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Joe Stimson
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex TwalLock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Joe OfahengaueInterchange for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Jake SimpkinInterchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Ofahiki Ogden
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tom AmoneInterchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Chris Patolo
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 23 Kelma TuilagiInterchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Jackson Topine
Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 James RobertsReserve for Bulldogs is number 22 Watson Heleta
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Chris Butler
Aaron Schoupp v Tommy Talau: Debuting in Round 11 against the Gold Coast Titans, Aaron Schoupp has risen through the Bulldog's ranks to cement his spot in the centres for the latter part of the season. The 20-year old has shown plenty of promise, continually carrying the ball with strength and making important metres when his team most needs them.
Growing up in the Canterbury-Bankstown development system, Tommy Talau has gone on to be a mainstay of the Wests Tigers line-up. Debuting in 2019, the talented centre has provided plenty of firepower down the club's right edge, reminiscent of his father, former Bulldog Willie Talau.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs face the Wests Tigers at Moreton Daily Stadium this Sunday afternoon, kicking off at 4:05PM AEST. Tickets are available to our Round 25 fixture here.