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Round 16 Team News: Bulldogs confirm line-up for Sea Eagles clash

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been forced into a number of changes for their Round 16 clash with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday (3:00PM AEST).

The Pack has been updated 24 hours before kick-off. Ofahiki Ogden and Watson Heleta omitted from the squad on game day eve and Renouf Atoni before kick-off.

With Dylan Napa, Brandon Wakeham, Aaron Schoupp, Corey Waddell and Sione Katoa all unavailable due to a 14 day Government Isolation Period after testing negative for COVID, three players will make their NRL debut.

24 year-old Falakiko Manu will start in the centres after some strong performances for Mounties this season. He was previously in the Bulldogs Pathways program over recent years and is a current train and trial player.

On the bench, 19 year-old Bailey Biondi-Odo, who joined the club as a train and trial player at the end of the 2019 season, and can play hooker or half, will fill the utility role. He previously represented the Bulldogs at the 2020 Nines in Perth.

19 year-old forward Chris Patolo, who is a local junior from the Bankstown Sports club, will also come off the bench. He is currently a contracted Development player.

  • Corey Allen return to the side after overcoming a shoulder injury
  • Kyle Flanagan moving back into the starting halves
  • Jackson Topine return in the second row
  • Joe Stimson return to the bench

*Adam Elliott (fractured cheekbone), Chris Smith (ankle sprain) and Nick Cotric (turf toe injury from training) were all considered unavailable due to injury

No. Player Sponsor
1 Nick Meaney Hy-Tec
2 Corey Allan Guardian Venue Management
3 Will Hopoate Cincotta Chemist Campsie
4 Falakiko Manu Australasian Industrial Wrappings & Coatings
5 Tui Katoa Canterbury League Club
6 Kyle Flanagan Penny's Crispy Pork Crackling
7 Jake Averillo Sydney Freezers
8 Jack Hetherington Intello IT
9 Jeremy Marshall-King Jay Productions & Events
10 Luke Thompson MMX Projects
11 Jackson Topine TLH Recruitment
12 Matthew Doorey Dental on Evaline
13 Josh Jackson Daily Press
Interchange   Recovery Partners
14 Bailey Biondi-Odo Khalil Family Lawyers
15 Joe Stimson Urbanista Café & Convenience
16 Ava Seumanufagai Your Property People
17 Chris Patolo McDonalds Punchbowl/Lakemba
Reserves    
19 Lachlan Lewis  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Trent Barrett ShoeGrab
Assistant Coach David Furner  
Assistant Coach Craig Sandercock  
NRL Transitional Coach David Tangata-Toa