Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs coach has named new recruit Ben Czislowski (former Bronco) as the replacement for the injured Mark O'Meley in the front row for this Friday night's clash with the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville. Czislowski came off the Bulldogs interchange last Friday to perform strongly and has now been rewarded with a starting position.
Brett Oliver and Adam Brideson have been added to the Bulldogs interchange with one player to be omitted.
O'Meley injured his calf in the win over the Dragons and will miss this weekend. The results of an MRI on the claf should be known by Wednesday (16 March) and at this stage it is expected that he could be out of action for between 2 and 6 weeks.
Sonny Bill Williams is expected to play after coming off the field with a minor Grade 1 tear to the medial ligament in his right knee.
Friday 18 March, 2005 vs North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Famers Stadium Kick-Off: 7.30pm Referee: tba
1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Jamaal Lolesi 4. Willie Tonga 5. Matt Utai 6. Braith Anasta 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Ben Czislowski 9. Adam Perry 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Sonny Bill Williams 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Tony Grimaldi
Interchange 14. Corey Hughes 15. Chris Armit 16. Nate Myles 17. Brett Oliver 18. Adam Brideson (one to be omitted)
Coach: Steve Folkes