Thurston added to Bulldogs team

Johnathan Thurston has been added to the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team for this Sunday's eliminatio semi-final against the Melbourne Storm at Aussie Stadium. Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 17 player's that played in last weekend's loss to the Cowboys, adding Thurston to cover for Braith Anasta who is battling a sternum injury.

Thurston's inclusion means that the Bulldogs are carrying an 18-man squad and it is expected that a decision on the final make up of the team will not be made until early Sunday.


Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Sunday 19th September, 2004 Kick-off: 3:45pm Venue: Aussie Stadium Referee: Paul Simpkins

The Teams:


1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Ben Harris 4. Willie Tonga 5. Matt Utai 6. Braith Anasta 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Mark O'Meley 9. Adam Perry 10. Steve Price (c) 11. Willie Mason 12. Andrew Ryan 13. Tony Grimaldi

Interchange 14. Reni Maitua 15. Corey Hughes 16. Roy Asotasi 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Johnathan Thurston

Coach: Steve Folkes