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Canterbury Bulldogs: 2021 round 1 predicted team

Nick Cotric is likely to start the season at centre and while Jake Averillo is a chance of pressing for a full-time move to five-eighth at some stage, Lachlan Lewis or Brandon Wakeham is likely to start the season partnering Kyle Flanagan. The other will compete with Sione Katoa for the bench utility spot. Jayden Okunbor will miss a large chunk of the season after a knee reconstruction and Luke Thompson is suspended for the opening four rounds for an eye gouge against the Panthers in the last game of 2020.

1. Will Hopoate
2. Nick Meaney
3. Nick Cotric
4. Jake Averillo
5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
6. Lachlan Lewis
7. Kyle Flanagan
8. Jack Hetherington
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Dylan Napa
11. Josh Jackson (c)
12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
13. Adam Elliott

14. Brandon Wakeham
15. Ofahiki Ogden
16. Corey Waddell
17. Renouf Atoni

Others: Dean Britt, Christian Chrichton, Tyrone Harding, Sione Katoa, Tuipolotu Katoa, Jayden Okunbor, James Roumanos, Chris Smith, Joe Stimson Luke Thompson

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/01/02/can ... cted-team/
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Will continue to struggle to create points, but Cotric could do a bit of damage if they can play up-tempo and a bit less structured with the ball.

Aggressive starting front row pair, and Thompson is another in that category, but there doesn't seem to be much depth.
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Still lacking in the spine. Averillo instead of Lewis in the halves and maybe swap Cotric and Hopoate. They're paying Cotric decent money and you potentially don't get decent ROI with him in the centres. While Napa and Hetherington are decent up front it will be interesting to see how they control the aggression. I'm not convinced with Twent either.

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Flanagan will have significantly less pressure on him to perform, so it will be interesting to see how he goes.
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Apparently Bulldogs have signed Corey Allan from the Rabbitohs.

The Bulldogs are building a squad of players that all want to play fullback.
DWZ, Allan, JAC, and I think Cotric maybe wanted to play there too?

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Averillo looks good to go for round 1. Recovering from an elbow injury.
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zim wrote:Averillo looks good to go for round 1. Recovering from an elbow injury.
So you lied to me about a Bulldogs player in the St George thread? My gosh, how could you?

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gergreg wrote: February 17, 2021, 12:32 pm
zim wrote:Averillo looks good to go for round 1. Recovering from an elbow injury.
So you lied to me about a Bulldogs player in the St George thread? My gosh, how could you?
I was misquoted, misconstrued and mislead.
Also my information was accurate at the time. Forgiveness please.
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zim wrote:
gergreg wrote: February 17, 2021, 12:32 pm
zim wrote:Averillo looks good to go for round 1. Recovering from an elbow injury.
So you lied to me about a Bulldogs player in the St George thread? My gosh, how could you?
I was misquoted, misconstrued and mislead.
Also my information was accurate at the time. Forgiveness please.
How could I stay mad at you Zim

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gergreg wrote: February 17, 2021, 1:41 pm
zim wrote:
gergreg wrote: February 17, 2021, 12:32 pm
zim wrote:Averillo looks good to go for round 1. Recovering from an elbow injury.
So you lied to me about a Bulldogs player in the St George thread? My gosh, how could you?
I was misquoted, misconstrued and mislead.
Also my information was accurate at the time. Forgiveness please.
How could I stay mad at you Zim
Awww shucks.
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Penrith Panthers back Brent Naden joins Canterbury Bulldogs to end 2023

Penrith have lost rising star Brent Naden as the latest Panther targeted for Trent Barrett's Belmore rebuild. A two-year deal for Naden to link once more with Barrett at Canterbury has been announced by the Bulldogs, with the 25-year-old centre starting at the club next season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/04/27/nad ... d-panther/

Canterbury Bulldogs club statement

The Bulldogs have added to their strike power for the next two seasons with the signing of talented centre Brent Naden from the Penrith Panthers.

The 25 year-old has committed to the blue and whites until the end of the 2023 season.

Naden, from Wellington in the Central West of New South Wales, started his NRL career with the Panthers in 2019 and has currently played in 30 NRL matches, scoring an amazing 20 tries during that time.

Chief Executive Aaron Warburton was delighted to be able to secure the talents of such an exciting young player:

"Adding someone of Brent's ability to our backline is tremendous news for our Members and fans, as we build towards the future.

Brent is a proven try scorer, with a phenomenal strike rate in his NRL career so far, and we believe that he will be part of a great backline for next season and beyond.

He has an excellent relationship with Trent Barrett and the potential to continue to improve. We look forward to what Brent will bring to the Bulldogs, and are pleased that we have added another vital piece to the squad that we are putting together to take this club forward."
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Very different type of centre to what they have now. Should make a good fist of it.
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Starting to build the bones of a good side.


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A lot hinges on the success of Flanagan and Burton in the halves and they still need to resolves their dummy half issues.
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Without a hooker their team is trash. Need I remind everybody of the Buttriss debarkle??
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Can we swap them Havali for Cotric


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It's amazing other clubs don't come for Havili really. He would be an upgrade for most but the very top clubs, imo
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Canberra Milk wrote:It's amazing other clubs don't come for Havili really. He would be an upgrade for most but the very top clubs, imo
100% agree. To imagine we went from Waddell, Buttress, tongue and Sezer at hooker to being lumped with bloody Hodgson, Starling, Havali and the gnome all at once.


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Sezer was hooker?
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The Nickman wrote:Sezer was hooker?
once when hodgson was out

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bonehead wrote:
The Nickman wrote:Sezer was hooker?
once when hodgson was out

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We started that way one season. I think we went up 20 zip someone got injured we lost the game and that was the end of that experiment. Back prior to Hodgson. Sure it was Seizer.


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Yeah, Sezer played hooker in the pre-season trial in the lead up too
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Ahh yeah, I think that was 2017. We started with Williams and Austin with Sezer at hooker (although named in the 7). *shudders*
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