Anasta likely to miss clash with

Bulldogs five-eighth Braith Anasta is a doubtful starter for Saturday night's NRL clash with St George Illawarra at Telstra Stadium.

Anasta has been given until match day to overcome a sternum injury suffered three weeks ago but he doesn't want to rush a return and risk further injury.

The 21-year-old also says he hopes the Bulldogs can resolve a contract dispute with halfback Brent Sherwin, who says he'll walk away from the club if he isn't offered a better deal.