Bulldogs coach Dean Pay will use this Saturday’s match against Penrith to trial a number of promising players who are vying for a first-grade place this season.

New recruits John Olive, Jeremy Marshall-King and Fa’amanu Brown have all been named to start.

Bulldogs Team

  1. Kerrod Holland
  2. Josh Bergamin
  3. Lachlan Lewis
  4. John Olive
  5. Tom Carr
  6. Josh Cleeland
  7. Jeremy Marshall-King
  8. Francis Tualau
  9. Fa’amanu Brown
  10. Renouf To’omaga
  11. Jayden Okunbor
  12. Rhyse Martin
  13. Greg Eastwood
  14. Ofahiki Ogden
  15. Asipeli Fine
  16. Lachlan Burr
  17. Jack Nelson
  18. Jarred Anderson
  19. Bronson Garlick
  20. Joel Luani
  21. D’Rhys Miller


  1. Its a dogs reserve grade team vs a virtually full strength Panthers team. A bit disappointing back to belmore game with no real dogs 1st graders.

    Pick the score??

      • Why wouldn’t the coach play his FG team 2 weeks out from Round 1….they will now go into the first game without a decent hit out…that to me is silly mate…..The dogs will be barking @pay is you lose the first game….but I guess time will tell

  2. its a fair call its a complete reserve grade bulldogs team bar eastwood @ lock, kerrod holland fullback lol what gives
    BUT the bulldogs first 3 NRL games of 2018 season wont help them
    melbourne storm will put 20 + on them in the opening game round 1
    roosters will beat the dogs as they will be the heavy weight 2018 season favourites in round 2
    penrith in round 3 another bulldogs nightmare in round 3 ,by round 4 the dogs will be 0 – by round 4 with no win then the new board will start thinking maybe they should of bought a decent no 7 that is the bulldogs down fall time will tell

    • Its a tough start to the season no doubt. Any team would not want Melbourne and the chooks in the first 2 rounds mate. A quality, proven half would have been good but the dogs are not the chooks we cant just buy the Qld state of origin half back to replace the NSW state of origin half back. It would have been good though.

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