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Prolific try scorer Michael Lett will play his first NRL match since joining the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Friday night's clash with the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
Lett, who has crossed for 10 tries in six NSW Cup matches this season, has been called into the starting side as a replacement for Bryson Goodwin, who injured ligaments in his big toe early in the Bulldogs win over South Sydney On Saturday night.
The match will be Lett's first in the top grade since joining the Bulldogs from St. George-Illawarra in the off season. He played eight NRL matches for the Dragons, scoring four tries; and prior to that played three NRL games for the Sydney Roosters.
The inclusion of Lett is one of a number of changes to the Bulldogs side for the round eight fixture, with Michael Hodgson to miss the match after suffering a fainting spell against the Rabbitohs.
Corey Payne makes his return to the side after serving a one-match suspension, while Dene Halatau is also included on the interchange bench after recovering from a hamstring strain that ruled him out of the Souths game.
Jake Foster drops back to NSW Cup.
Teams for this weekend's round of matches are as follows:
NRL: 1. BEN BARBA 2. STEVE TURNER 3. JOSH MORRIS 4. JAMAL IDRIS 5. MICHAEL LETT 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. GREG EASTWOOD 15. GRANT MILLINGTON 16. COREY PAYNE 17. DENE HALATAU HEAD COACH: KEVIN MOORE
TOYOTA CUP: 1. ALISTER BEALE 2. SAM AHOFONO 3. TIM LAFAI 4. ED MURPHY 5. DANIEL ABOU-SLEIMAN 6. AIDAN 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. GERARD McCALLUM 15. LACHLAN BURR 16. OLIVER GORDON 19. MICHAEL IOAPO COACH: ANDREW PATMORE
NSW CUP: 1. TRENT CUTLER 2. HEKA NANAI 3. DANIEL RAUICAVA 4. JONATHAN WRIGHT 5. JUNIOR TIA-KILIFI 6. BEN ROBERTS 7. JOSH REYNOLDS 8. CHRIS ARMIT 9. JOEL ROMELO 10. SAM KASIANO 11. JAKE FOSTER 12. NATHAN SMITH 13. MARTIN TAUPAU INTERCHANGE: 14. BRAD MORRIN 15. RHYS JACK 16. STEVE AZZI 19. HARLAN ALAALATOA COACH: JUSTIN HOLBROOK
BUNDABERG RED CUP: 1. SEAN DEAVES 2. JOHN SILA 3. PAO PELE 4. LOUIS MACKENZIE-TAYLOR 5. CRUISE IOSEFA 6. SAM SHORT 7. SHANE PUMIPI 8. CONRAD TA'AKIMOEAKA 9. JASON GREEN 10. JUDAH LAVULO 11. LOTA FIAALII 12. JOSH GILL 13. TUPOU SOPOAGA INTERCHANGE: 14. SOLO ALONE 15. JAMES O'BRIEN 16. JESSE ROBERTS 17. GRAHAM CLARK 18. DEAN McGLINCHEY 20. LUKE UIKELOTU 21. SHIQUAN PRIME-HURUNUI COACH: DEAN BYRNE