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Bulldogs Academy Team List: Round 9

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Junior Representative sides have been named for Round 9 of their respective seasons.

This weekend's fixtures will mark the final round of the regular season for the Club's junior representative teams with all squads in good stead for their respective finals series.

The Bulldogs Lisa Fiaola Cup squad the Dragons in a 1 v 13 contest. Having secured an early season grip on the prime position atop the ladder means the squad can rest easy, assured an entry to finals.

In Tarsha Gale, the squad sits on 14 points comfortably in third position on the ladder and are set to face off against a 13th-placed Dragons outfit.

The NSWRL SG Ball Cup ladder is a tight contest, with the top eight teams sitting just points apart. The Bulldogs squad will face 13th placed Storm for the final round of their regular season. Meanwhile, our second-placed Harold Matthews side will also face the Storm in a 2 v 11 clash.

LISA FIAOLA CUP (Womens Under 17s)

No. Name
1 Nazlyn Waaka-Rhiind
2 Kiana Vatubua
3 Rastalia Smith
5 Asha Taumoepeau
17 Jayde Freeman
6 Evelyn Roberts
7 Olivia Vaalele
8 Seriah Palepale
9 Caliche Toki-Rimene
10 Heilala Fifita
11 Lahnayah Daniels
12 Paige Tauaneai
13 Aliahana Fuimaono
11 Tejahla-Jane Daniels-Maifea
16 Lilly-Jane Williams
20 Georgia Clydesdale
19 Taylah Salapo

A word from the Coach, Michael Stuart: "Heading into the last round against the Dragons (1 v 13) and having the first week off in finals confirmed, really helps us rest players with niggling injuries and prepare the team for what we will hope will be a successful finals series."


Team list to come.

No. Name
1 Tawa Dean-Simpkins
2 Paul Johnson
3 Luke Tiberti
4 Jope Rauqe
5 Wesley Papalii-Afoa
6 Elijah Tuifua
7 Matthew Barakat
8 Albert Balchin
9 Mason Phillips
10 Itula Seve
11 Fine Fale
12 Solomone Tupou
13 Azariah Toki-Mautairi
14 Tristan Burns
15 Hassan Rabaa
16 Viliame Mahe
17 Malaki Ah-Loo
18 Chayse Geros
19 William Lewis
20 Maxwell Afualo

A word from the Coach, Shannon Rushworth: "On Sunday we played a Steelers team that did not go away. We got out of the blocks fast and got out to a 28-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, there was a period where we had to defend our line in multiple back-to-back sets and even though the Steelers got over the line eventually, our team did a great job in repelling them back multiple times, working together as a team to do so. The final score was 52-6.

"Over the past month, we've focused on our defence and want to become the best defensive team in the competition. We have one more game to achieve this against a big and physical Melbourne side. It will be another great challenge for us as we head into the finals."

TARSHA GALE CUP (Womens Under 19s)

No. Name
1 Abby Aros
2 Tia'ane Fesolai
3 Bella McEachern
4 Isla Talau
5 Audrey Nadaya-Harb
6 Shaquaylah Mahakitau-Monschau
7 Ambryn Murphy-Haua
8 Paea Uilou
9 Waimarie Martin
10 Mackenzie Stephens
11 Hannah Makira
12 Emiah Stokes
13 Pauline Suli-Ruka
14 Kayla Henderson
16 Grace Leiataua
17 Ailani Penese
21 Aaliyah Nikua
19 Casey Cowgill
15 Teora Dennis

A word from the Coach, Bou Ovington: “The Tarsha Gale squad are training really well and are coming off the bye with a positive attitude and intensity aimed towards preparing for the finals in the coming weeks. The focus has primarily been on ourselves, with self-improvement being at the forefront of this.

"Round 9 highlights a final opportunity to make a statement. A statement of intent and what we hope will be a successful end to the season."

SG BALL CUP (Mens Under 19s)

No. Name
1 Roy Tatupu
2 Hamish Wilson
3 Shaye Faa'aoga
4 Sosaia Kaufusi
5 Ratu Rinakama
6 Alex Conti
7 Mitch Woods
8 Fou Seve
9 Mitch Rogers
10 Oliva Smith
11 Logan Spinks
12 Sosaia Alatini
13 Bud Smith
14 Pat Young
15 Sosefo Finau
16 Sione Siulua
17 David Leota
18 Tyrus Salanoa
19 Oscar Jorgenson
20 Bronson Reuben

A word from the Coach, Steve Turner: "The side headed into last weekend’s clash against the Steelers, one of the stronger teams in the competition off the back of three victories. We got off to a great start and set up the win with a strong first half which gave us a 28 nil lead. It was a slow start to the second half, but the boys were able to rally and come together to finish with a 46-16 victory.

"It’s been a very good month for the side and it’s so pleasing to see the hard work and effort they are putting in at training, turn into results. There is a great connection amongst the group and with the final game of the regular season this week against the Storm in Melbourne, it’s another opportunity for the team to connect and build belief."


*Article image courtesy of Bryden Sharp and NSWRL

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.