The massive suspension handed to Bulldogs back-rower Corey Waddell has had a silver lining of sorts, with the club handing an NRL debut to another young talent.
21-year-old prop Harrison Edwards will become Bulldogs player #835. He’ll make his NRL debut after Waddell was rubbed out for five games following an alleged eye gouge on Tino Fa’asuamaleaui during the Belmore club’s win over the Titans.The young prop has been instrumental to the club’s NSW Cup success so far this year. The team are currently in third place, just three points behind the Newtown Jets.
Edwards has largely been used as an impact player, starting all but four games this year from the bench and offering a timely boost in a role similar to the one he’ll likely be tasked with on Sunday afternoon in Newcastle.
Harrison Edwards will join the pack this weekend. 💙 #835 pic.twitter.com/30i035IlYQ
— Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) July 27, 2022
The Bulldogs have built a four-point buffer on last place after a disappointing start to the year and have drawn praise for their form reversal under Mick Potter.
The club was also forced to block a move from the Melbourne Storm to try and bring back flying winger Josh Addo-Carr for the rest of the season. The Foxx has been in rampant form lately, with eight tries in his last six games.
The Bulldogs kick off their important Round 20 clash at Newcastle on Sunday at 2pm.