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Extended Squad Named for Heritage Round Clash
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have named an 18-man squad for Sunday's Heritage Round clash with the St. George-Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Prop Mickey Paea is expected to be fit after he was a late withdrawal from the side that went down to the Melbourne Storm 30-16 on Monday night at AAMI Park.
Chris Armit has been retained on the bench, as well as Sam Kasiano, who started in place of Paea against the Storm.
In Toyota Cup, Bulldogs coach Andrew Patmore has rushed half TJ Taotua back into his squad to play the Dragons after his recovery from a knee injury.
Squads for both the NRL and Toyota Cup matches are as follows:
NRL: 1. BEN BARBA 2. STEVE TURNER 3. TIM LAFAI 4. JAMAL IDRIS 5. BRYSON GOODWIN 6. KRIS KEATING 7. TRENT HODKINSON 8. AIDEN TOLMAN 9. MICHAEL ENNIS 10. MICKEY PAEA 11. FRANK PRITCHARD 12. ANDREW RYAN [C] 13. DAVID STAGG INTERCHANGE: 14. SAM KASIANO 15. JAKE FOSTER 16. COREY PAYNE 17. DENE HALATAU 22. CHRIS ARMIT
HEAD COACH: KEVIN MOORE
TOYOTA CUP: 1. ALISTER BEALE 2. CHRIS CENTRONE 3. SAM AHOFONO 4. ED MURPHY 5. CRUISE IOSEFA 6. AIDEN SEZER 7. TJ TAOTUA 8. JAKE FINN 9. LIONEL O'MALLY 10. JUSTIN TOOMEY-WHITE 11. PAUL CARTER 12. JOSH JACKSON 13. DALE FINUCANE [C] INTERCHANGE: 14. TUPOU SOPOAGA 15. LACHLAN BURR 16. JUDAH LAVULO 17. GERARD MCCALLUM
COACH: ANDREW PATMORE