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Official Bulldogs squad ready to unleash in Perth at NRL Nines

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  1. Bigmous

    Bigmous on the loose Premium Member

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    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have announced their squad for this week's Perth Nines, with Corey Harawira-Naera leading an exciting mix of experience and talented youngsters.

    New recruits Dean Britt and Joe Stimson will get to run out in Bulldogs colours for the first time in the Tournament, while former Bulldog great Andrew 'Bobcat' Ryan will help mentor a group of forwards that includes Ofahiki Ogden and Chris Smith.

    Amongst the backs, speedsters Jayden Okunbor and Nick Meaney will provide pace from the back, while Fijian International Brandon Wakeham will complement the experience of Kerrod Holland and the highly rated Morgan Harper.

    In a group of promising youngsters, much attention will focus on talented outside backs Jake Averillo and Isaiah Tass who have both been touted to have bright futures.


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    2020 NRL Nines Squad
    1. Nick Meaney
    2. Jayden Okunbor
    3. Kerrod Holland
    4. Morgan Harper
    5. Jack Cogger
    6. Jake Averillo
    7. Brandon Wakeman
    8. Dean Britt
    9. Ben Marschke
    10. Ofahiki Ogden
    11. Corey Harawira-Naera
    12. Chris Smith
    13. Joe Stimson
    14. Andrew Ryan
    15. Kayne Kalache
    16. Toa Mata'afa
    17. Isaiah Tass
    19. Bailey Biondi-Odo

    2020 NRL Nines (Pool 2)

    Bulldogs
    Dragons
    Eels
    Sharks
    Friday February 14
    5:20PM AWST: Bulldogs vs Eels

    Saturday February 15
    12:00PM AWST: Bulldogs vs Sharks

    https://www.bulldogs.com.au/news/2020/02/10/bulldogs-unleash-2020-nrl-nines-squad
     
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  2. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great looking squad I'm guessing with JMK's injury we had no choice but to use Marschke.

    We have two very hard games so we will be lucky to progress.
     
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  3. Scoooby

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    Can’t wait..!! Bring on Friday/sat

    since 1891 :laughing:.. Tossers :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: !!
     
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    Agree bring on the footy!
    Love the new signature.
    How about: Scooby: est. 1891 :-)
     
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  5. Scoooby

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

    Might have too.!!
     
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  6. KambahOne

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    I like the Nines. Live footy, can't wait.
     
  7. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering our halves depth is already pretty thin I'm not about using Cogger and Wakeham.
     
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    bradyk Kennel Enthusiast

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    Is something wrong with Katoa?
     
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  9. TABOO

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    Hmm almost rather have Holland or cogger at hooker than marscke from the few games I saw of his last year.

    Obviously when fit, jmk is my first choice but where's kotoa? Didn't we buy him as a depth hooker?
     
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    Agree good looking squad - nice mix of some established talent and some young fellas. Good for all to get a run before the trials regardless of results.
     
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  11. bradyk

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    I'm excited to see how Averillo, Wakeham, Britt and BBO go. Almost forgot, Stimson too.
     
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    Perhaps saving him for the trials not to risk injury in the 9’s when we don’t have a lot of depth there right now?
     
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    I think he's fine but with JMK racing the clock for Round 1 if Katoa went down at the Nines we don't have another hooker in the top 30.
     
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    I guess JMK isn’t going to be ready for Rd.1 and it’s too risky given Katoa is our only other option.
     
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  15. bradyk

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    That's unfortunate.
     
  16. Moey

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    Another poor squad. It would be nice if Dogs took it half serious and try win it and in the process install confidence pre season and not the last 6 rounds of the year.
     
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    It shows you how thin our hooker depth is when Marscke is essentially the third hooker.
     
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    great looking squad! alot of speed to burn!! No Crichton??
     
  19. bradyk

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    Missing Dallin, Reimis, Hopoate, Lewis, Tolman, JMK (injury), Napa, Jackson (injury), Elliott, RFM (injury), Toomaga and possibly Katoa (depending whether he'll make the 17 when everyone is fit). Marschke at hooker is disappointing. I don't mind the rest of the selections. It's good to give some of the other players an opportunity in competitions like this. Just needs to be the right balance as you want to be competitive too.
     
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    Harper
    Wakeham
    Stimson
    And a couple of fresh faces, be good to see a preview of what may be.!! And good seeing bobcat get a run around to.
     
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