Bulldogs to challenge grading on Pritchard

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are set challenge the grading of a careless high tackle charge levelled at Frank Pritchard at the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday night, with Pritchard today named in the Bulldogs side to play Manly on Sunday.

The NRL match review committee charged Pritchard with a grade three careless high tackle for his hit on Shark Wade Graham in the Bulldogs 19-12 win at Toyota Park on Monday night, which carries a calculation of 175 points if found guilty.

A successful downgrade will allow Pritchard to take his place in the side to play the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval. He will face the judiciary tomorrow night.

In other team news, coach Jim Dymock has retained Josh Reynolds at hooker with Joel Romelo to make his return from a one week suspension via the interchange bench on Sunday.

Also returning to the side is interchange forward Chris Armit, who missed Monday night's win with a strained calf muscle, while Dymock has retained Kris Keating and David Stagg, both of whom made successful returns from injury against
the Sharks.

The selection of Armit and Romelo means Mickey Paea and Trent Cutler drop out of the 17 to play the Sea Eagles.

The Bulldogs NRL side to play Manly is as follows:

1. BEN BARBA
2. STEVE TURNER
3. JOSH MORRIS
4. JAMAL IDRIS
5. JONATHAN WRIGHT
6. KRIS KEATING
7. TRENT HODKINSON
8. AIDEN TOLMAN
9. JOSH REYNOLDS
10. SAM KASIANO
11. FRANK PRITCHARD
12. ANDREW RYAN [C]
13. DENE HALATAU

INTERCHANGE:
14. GREG EASTWOOD
15. CHRIS ARMIT
16. JOEL ROMELO
17. DAVID STAGG
COACH: JIM DYMOCK


Dogs Get Troops Back in Toyota Cup

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs welcome Josh Gill back into a 19-man Toyota Cup squad for Sunday's clash with Manly at Brookvale Oval.

Gill has been included on a six man bench after his recovery from short term injury. Joining him on the bench is Moses Mbye, who will play his first Toyota Cup match after overcoming an ankle injury suffered shortly after the end of the 2011 SG Ball season.

The Bulldogs bounced back to form with a 48-16 win over the highly fancied Cronulla Sharks on Monday night.

The win sees the Bulldogs move into outright sixth spot on the ladder with three games to play until the finals.

The Bulldogs team to play the Sea Eagles is:

TOYOTA CUP

1. DANIEL ABOU-SLEIMAN
2. SAM AHOFONO
3. TIM LAFAI
4. ED MURPHY
5. CHRIS CENTRONE
6. SAMISONI LANGI
7. JALINE GRAHAM
8. JUDAH LAVULO
9. LIONEL O'MALLY
10. JAKE FINN
11. PAUL CARTER
12. JOSH JACKSON
13. DALE FINUCANE [C]

INTERCHANGE
14. JAKE FITZPATRIC
15. MOSES MBYE
16. LEILANI LATU
17. TUPOU SOPOAGA
19. MITCHELL McMAHON
20. JOSH GILL

COACH: ANDREW PATMORE

 
In the NSW Cup, the Bulldogs are looking to hit back after a shock loss to the sixth-placed North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

The Bulldogs retained top spot despite the 29-16 loss, remaining on 36 competition points, two clear of their next opponent, the Auckland Vulcans.

The Bulldogs will once again have the benefit of regular first graders Ben Roberts and Corey Payne for the clash with the Vulcans, to be played at The Crest on Saturday at 3pm, while Trent Cutler has also been named to make his return after playing NRL in each of the past two weeks.

The NSW Cup team is as follows:

1. MICHAEL LETT
2. JUNIOR TIA KILIFI
3. NATHAN SMITH
4. DANIEL RAUICAVA
5. BRYSON GOODWIN
6. BEN ROBERTS
7. TRENT CUTLER
8. MICKEY PAEA
9. SHANE PUMIPI
10. MICHAEL HODGSON
11. GARY WARBURTON
12. GRANT MILLINGTON
13. COREY PAYNE

INTERCHANGE:
14. TIM BROWNE
15. BRAD MORRIN
16. JAKE FOSTER
17. HARLAN ALAALATOA
19. DEAN McGLINCHEY

COACH: JUSTIN HOLBROOK

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