Bulldogs coach Dean Pay has named a 32-man squad for his first game in charge of the club in their opening trial for 2018 against the Canberra Raiders.

The Bulldogs will travel to the Sunshine Coast for Saturday’s clash, which will be played at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Bulldogs Team

  1. Moses Mbye
  2. Brett Morris
  3. Josh Morris
  4. William Hopoate
  5. Marcelo Montoya
  6. Matt Frawley
  7. Kieran Foran
  8. Lachlan Burr
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. David Klemmer
  11. Josh Jackson
  12. Raymond Faitala- Mariner
  13. Danny Fualalo
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  14. Jack Nelsen
  15. Greg Eastwood
  16. Adam Elliott
  17. Jeremy Marshall-King
  18. Francis Tualau
  19. Tom Carr
  20. Josh Cleeland
  21. Jarred Anderson
  22. Asipeli Fine
  23. Josh Bergamin
  24. Lachlan Lewis
  25. Kerrod Holland
  26. Zac Woolford
  27. Rhyse Martin
  28. Jayden Okunbor
  29. Ofahiki Ogden
  30. Renouf To’omaga
  31. John Olive
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  1. Good squad named for sure. Lots of young guns in there playing. I wished Cleeland could have been at 6 but I hope he plays there in the second trial. Happy that a full strength backline and spine is playing as well and especially happy that Foran is at 7 and Klemmer at 10.

    • I think Foran isn’t an 7. He’s a runner and should be 6, he could prove me wrong but I’d put Frawley, Cleeland or even Brown at 7. Are the stories about Brown true tho? Heard he was mucking around a lot in training and Pay dropped him to training with the reserves.

    • Agreed. Finally getting back to the basics of letting one of the best props in Rugby League play with the 10 on his back instead of playing at lock, and allowing our big purchase in Kieran Foran take over as the starting halfback. Hopefully, this forward pack gives Foran the time and field position he needs on 4th and 5th tackle, and we can put some points on this season through Foran’s playmaking. Can’t wait for the season to roll around.

      • Same here. Dean Pay did pretty much say that Woods and Klemmer will be 8 and 10 this year. I can definitely see Foran playing off this forward pack. They will be better under Pay and will play their roles perfectly and not be like halfbacks for once

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