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Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has named Trent Cutler to make his National Rugby League debut this Sunday against the Cronulla Sharks at Toyota Park. The son of former Bulldog great, Stan Cutler, Trent has been named on the Bulldogs interchange.
Trent was named earlier this year in the Bulldogs full-time squad and played in the World Club Challenge and the Bulldogs two trial matches. His form in Premier League has been outstanding scoring 6 tries in the Premier League Bulldogs first three games.
Cutler replaces Corey Hughes on the interchange, with Hughes moving into the starting team in place of the injured Adam Perry.
The Bulldogs have a growing injury toll with Trevor Thurling (Knee) and Brett Oliver (knee) both ruled out for the season, Adam Perry (calf) out for up to 6 weeks, Reni Maitua, Ben Harris and Mark O'Meley all out until round 6. Willie Mason is not due back until late June.
Folkes has now used all available full-time squad members due to injury.
1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Jamaal Lolesi 4. Willie Tonga 5. Matt Utai 6. Braith Anasta 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Chris Armit 9. Corey Hughes 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Sonny Bill Williams 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Tony Grimaldi
Interchange: 14. Trent Cutler 15. Ben Czislowski 16. Nate Myles 17. Adam Brideson
Coach: Steve Folkes