Anasta To Wait Another Week

The Bulldogs expect Travis Norton and Andrew Ryan to return for Saturday night's National Rugby League clash with Cronulla, but Braith Anasta is at least another week away.

Norton missed Friday night's loss to Canberra with a rib cartilage injury while Ryan has been out of action for a month due to a hamstring problem.

However, the pair appear certain to return for the clash with the Sharks at Toyota Park.

Centre Nigel Vagana (shoulder) and five-eighth Johnathan Thurston (concussion) are also expected to play on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs are likely to finish third with a win over the Sharks.