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Manly and Canterbury round out the restart of the Telstra Premiership with a Sunday night showdown.

The Sea Eagles started 2020 with a disappointing loss to Melbourne but bounced back to upset the Roosters in round two.

As has been the recent trend in the past couple of years, the Dogs kicked off their campaign slowly, going down to the Eels and Cowboys in back-to-back Thursday night slugfests.

Canterbury's defence has been strong but coach Dean Pay will need to get more out of their attack to post their first win of the season.

The Rundown

Team news

Sea Eagles: Corey Waddell and Taniela Paseka return in place of Morgan Boyle and Haumole Olakau'atu on the interchange. Boyle and Brendan Elliot were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off. Manly have won three of their past four games against the Bulldogs. Jack Gosiewski and Tevita Funa were culled from the line-up an hour before kick-off, leaving Manly 1-17.

Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman was named on the reserves but after overcoming a minor hip injury, he will start at prop with Sauaso Sue reverting to the interchange. Sione Katoa and Brandon Wakeham were cut 24 hours before kick-off, Kerrod Hollad and Ofahiki Ogden were left out of the final squad on Sunday. The Bulldogs play their first game on the Central Coast since 2015.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Christian Crichton
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Lachlan Lewis
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jack Cogger

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 20 Aiden Tolman
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Dean Britt
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey Waddell
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jake Averillo
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf To'omaga
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

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