With the 2018 season drawing nearer, we will begin to look at how each team is shaping up for the season ahead.

Today, we take a look at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – and what their best 17 looks like.

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Jarred Anderson (2020), Jake Averillo (2020), Fa'amanu Brown (Cronulla Sharks, 2019), Lachlan Burr (Leigh Centurions, 2020), Mason Cerruto (2018), Kieran Foran (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Jeremy Marshall-King (Wests Tigers, 2020), Ofahiki Ogden (New Zealand Warriors, 2021), John Olive (Gold Coast Titans, 2019), Clay Priest (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Chris Smith (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers, 2021)
2018 Losses
Brad Abbey (Canberra Raiders), Craig Garvey (Canberra Raiders), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Kasiano (Melbourne Storm), Adam Keighran (Penrith Panthers), Richard Kennar (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brenko Lee (Gold Coast Titans), Tyrone Phillips (Penrith Panthers), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Chase Stanley (Toronto Wolfpack)
Adam Elliott (2020), Danny Fualalo (2019), Kerrod Holland (2020), Will Hopoate (2020), Michael Lichaa (2019), Marcelo Montoya (2020), Reimis Smith (2020), Renouf To'omaga (2020), Aiden Tolman (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Fa'amanu Brown, Danny Fualalo, Morgan Harper, Tui Katoa, Michael Lichaa, Rhyse Martin, John Olive, Francis Tualau
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2018 Predicted Lineup

  1. Moses Mbye
  2. Brett Morris
  3. Josh Morris
  4. Moses Suli
  5. Will Hopoate
  6. Fa’amanu Brown
  7. Kieran Foran
  8. Aaron Woods
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. Aiden Tolman
  11. Josh Jackson ©
  12. Adam Elliott
  13. David Klemmer
  14. Rhyse Martin
  15. Clay Priest
  16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  17. Greg Eastwood

Coach: Dean Pay

Reserves: John Olive, Danny Fualalo, Matt Frawley, Kerrod Holland.

The Big Question: Will new coach Dean Pay loosen the chains ex-coach Des Hasler placed on this football side?

Predicted Finish: 13th


  1. Dogs should improve on 2017, so 13th seems too low even if the coaching change is an unknown quantity. A lot will depend on Foran, but he joined to play for his buddy Des, so given his last couple of seasons the form could go either way. The Morris boys are getting on but still have a few tries left in them.

    • If Foran stays injury free then his form will not be a question, he’s just a tough footballer!!!

      The main guy is the 6 to partner him, Brown, Cleeland or Frawley? The rest of the team will feed of Foran they just need some explosion like DCE/FORAN

  2. I could together a better team

    1.Moses Mbye
    2.B Moz
    3. J Moz
    4. Will Hopoate
    5. Marcelo Montoya
    6. Kieran Foran
    7. Matt Frawley/ Josh Cleeland
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Micheal Lichaa
    10. David Klemmer
    11.Josh Jaskon
    12. Raymond Faitala Mariner
    13. Adam Elliot

    14. Fa’amanu Brown
    15. Aiden Tolman
    16.Danny Fualalo
    17. Clay Priest

    Finish: 8th

  3. Is that what you call our best 17? WHAT are you on?
    1) Mbye
    2) Morris
    3) Morris
    4) Hopoate
    5) Montoya
    6) Cleeland
    7) Foran
    8) Woods
    9) Lichaa
    10) Klemmer
    11) Elliott
    12) Jackson (c)
    13) Faitala-Mariner

    14) Tolman
    15) Martin/Fualalo
    16) Tualau
    17) To’Omaga/Priest

    Also, the Dogs will finish higher than 13th. If they finished 11th last year with the worst attack, they will definitely finish higher this year with better attack and a world class half in the side. You’ve got no idea, sorry…

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