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Round 7 Team News: Taaffe and Morrin return for Knights clash

The Bulldogs return home to play the Newcastle Knights at Accor Stadium this Sunday, April 21 (2:00pm AEST kick-off). 

Blake Taaffe is in the clear to return following a concussion. He will make his return from interchange while Connor Tracey takes up the fullback position.

23-year-old local junior Bailey Hayward has been named on the interchange alongside Taaffe, following a solid debut in the Round 6 nailbiter against the Melbourne Storm.

Kurtis Morrin and Poasa Fa'amusili round out the bench, with Morrin also set to return this week from suspension.

Max King remains an outside chance to play and has been named on the extended squad. Kurt Mann (hand), Jacob Preston (jaw) and Blake Wilson (illness) all remain unavailable for this weekend's battle against the Knights.

As the new-look Bulldogs eye their third win of the season, Bulldogs fans will be hopeful that a lethally fast, left-edge combination between Bronson Xerri and Josh Addo-Carr continues in fine form for this weekend's redemption round opportunity.

NSW Cup will play as a curtain raiser to the match, so don't miss the chance to catch this double-header live in action at Accor. Grab your tickets now.

Both matches will also be broadcast on Fox Sports.

No. Player Sponsor
1 Connor Tracey Sydney City Building Group
2 Jacob Kiraz Dental on Evaline
3 Bronson Xerri Penny’s Crispy Pork Crackling
4 Stephen Crichton (c)  Juice Lab & Co Bankstown
5 Josh Addo-Carr Defiant Digital
6 Matt Burton Lira Financial
7 Drew Hutchison Canterbury League Club
8 Sam Hughes Guardian Venue Management
9 Reed Mahoney HY-TEC
10 Chris Patolo Intello IT
11 Viliame Kikau Waterview
12 Jaeman Salmon Zoom Energy
13 Josh Curran Corellian
Interchange   Recovery Partners
14 Bailey Hayward Brushwood Engineering Group
15 Poasa Fa'amausili Khalil Lawyers
16 Kurtis Morrin AM PM Plumbing & Electrical
17 Blake Taaffe Platinum Rehabilitation Group
Reserves   Recovery Partners
19 Toby Sexton  
20 Liam Knight  
21 Jake Turpin  
22 Max King  
23 Kitione Kautoga  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo ShoeGrab
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