Halatau in For Ennis in Team to Face Panthers
Dene Halatau starts at hooker with Ben Roberts to come onto the interchange bench when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on the Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium on Saturday night.
Halatau fills the gap left by Michael Ennis, who was once again named in the NSW State of Origin side for the third game of the 2011 season on Sunday.
Roberts, who last featured in the NRL side in its round 15 loss to Cronulla, takes up the utility's role on the interchange bench.
It's the only change to the Bulldogs side that moved back into the top eight on the back of a 16-6 defeat of the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night.
The Bulldogs Toyota Cup side will be without Tim Lafai in its clash with the Panthers after the centre suffered a shoulder injury in the under 20's loss to the Tigers.
Sam Ahofono shifts back to the centres as a result, with Sean Deaves returning to the wing.
In other Toyota Cup team news, Paul Carter will make his return from the interchange bench.
The Bulldogs NSW Cup side will not be in action this weekend, while the Bankstown Sports Bundaberg Red Cup side is away to St Johns Eagles.
Teams are as follows:
NRL: 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. DENE HALATAU 10. MICHAEL HODGSON 11. FRANK PRITCHARD 12. ANDREW RYAN [C] 13. DAVID STAGG INTERCHANGE: 14. SAM KASIANO 15. GREG EASTWOOD 16. COREY PAYNE 17. BEN ROBERTS HEAD COACH: KEVIN MOORE
TOYOTA CUP: 1. DANIEL ABOU-SLEIMAN 2. SEAN DEAVES 3. SAM AHOFONO 4. ED MURPHY 5. CHRIS CENTRONE 6. TJ TAOTUA 7. JAKE FITZPATRICK 8. JUDAH LAVULO 9. LIONEL O'MALLY 10. DALE FINUCANE [C] 11. TUPOU SOPOAGA 12. JOSH JACKSON 13. LACHLAN BURR INTERCHANGE: 14. GERARD McCALLUM 15. PAUL CARTER 16. JOSH GILL 17. MITCHELL MCMAHON 19. MICHAEL IOAPO COACH: ANDREW PATMORE
BUNDABERG RED CUP: 1. HEKA NANAI 2. JAMES O'BRIEN 3. TRAVIS ROCHE 4. JOSH PORTLOCK 5. DEAN McGLINCHEY 6. JAELYN FEENEY 7. SAM SHORT 8. CONRAD TAAKIMOEAKA 9. SHANE PUMIPI 10. STEVE AZZI 11. SOLO ALONE 12. OLIVER GORDON 13. JASON GREEN INTERCHANGE: 15. JOHN SILA 16. JON TAEFU 17. GRAHAM CLARKE 18. JESSE ROBERTS 19. SHAQ PRIME 20. JOEL DEAVES COACH: BRIAN ROWE
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