Folkes sticks with winning

Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 18 man squad from last week for the Bulldogs preliminary final against the Penrith Panthers to be played this Saturday at Aussie Stadium. Folkes has named Braith Anasta at five eight with Johnathan Thurston named on a five-man interchange.

Anasta is still recovering from a sternum injury and is in a battle with time to take his place in the Dogs line-up.


Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers Sunday 25th September, 2004 Kick-off: 7:45pm Venue: Aussie Stadium Referee: Tim Mander

The Team:


1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Ben Harris 4. Willie Tonga 5. Matt Utai 6. Braith Anasta 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Mark O'Meley 9. Adam Perry 10. Steve Price (c) 11. Willie Mason 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Tony Grimaldi

Interchange 14. Reni Maitua 15. Corey Hughes 16. Roy Asotasi 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Johnathan Thurston

Coach: Steve Folkes