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Bulldogs doctor Hugh Hazard is confident Maitua will be right to make a comeback from an ankle injury in this weekend's N-R-L clash with the New Zealand Warriors. He has also described Mason as a "50-50" proposition to play his first game of 2005.
Maitua's comeback would be a major boost for the `Dogs after it was initially feared the utility would not return until just before the finals. He injured his ankle in the City-Country clash on May 6. Mason has yet to play this season after breaking a bone in his foot on last year's Kangaroo tour.
Both are set to train with the side this week, with general fitness the key to any comeback plans.