Ahead of Friday's #NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, writer Rob C...
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Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes will unveil a new look line-up today for Friday night's clash against Manly with Willie Mason set to join injured duo Roy Asotasi and Willie Tonga on the sidelines.
Tonga underwent season-ending surgery yesterday while Asotasi was ruled out until the grand final after both suffered medial ligament injuries to their left knee in Friday night's loss to Brisbane. The Bulldogs have until midday today to make a decision on whether they will contest Mason's grade two reckless high tackle charge for his hit on Broncos half Shane Perry.
Mason will miss the Bulldogs remaining two regular season matches with an early guilty plea.
The Bulldogs also have injury concerns over Nate Myles and Sonny Bill Williams heading into the clash with the Sea Eagles, Williams likely to replace Tonga in the centres if he can overcome a knee injury.