Dogs' injury toll stretches with
O'Meley out

The Bulldogs have lost prop Mark O'Meley for up to six weeks with a broken hand. However, the burly prop forward is optimistic he can be back for the City-Country game in three weeks time.

The Bulldogs, coming off three straight losses, expect to have halfback Brent Sherwin and captain Steve Price back for this weekend's trip across the Tasman to play the New Zealand Warriors.

But contract negotiations between the NRL club and Sherwin are at a stalemate and it looks increasingly likely the 25-year-old will go on the open market after June 30.