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Bulldogs v Knights: Taaffe to return; Gagai ruled out


Both the Bulldogs and Knights head into their Round 7 clash thinking what could have been after going down in two-point nail-biters last week.

The Dogs were pipped at the post by the Storm, with a Josh Addo-Carr hat-trick not enough to get them their third win of the season.

The Knights also started their match well against the Roosters, but could not hold out their fightback, going down 22-20 at McDonald Jones Stadium.

On the injury front, the Bulldogs have suffered a heavy toll in recent weeks, with Kurt Mann (hand) and Harrison Edwards (neck) remaining sidelined but Blake Taaffe will return from concussion.


For the Knights, Jacob Saifiti is free to play after accepting a Grade 1 Careless High Tackle charge.


Bulldogs forward Sam Hughes is also good to go after he pleaded guilty to a Grade 1 Dangerous Contact charge and received a fine.

Team News

Bulldogs: Prop Max King remains a chance of returning from a wrist injury after remaining in the squad after Saturday’s 24-hour update. Blake Taaffe is set to come off the bench after missing last week with concussion, with Connor Tracey named at fullback instead.


Knights: Centre Dane Gagai is out of the side with a calf injury, which triggers a reshuffle that sees Enari Tuala go to centre and Thomas Jenkins come in on the wing. Captain Kalyn Ponga (hip) looks good to go after remaining in the group when it was cut to 19 on Saturday, but he may relinquish goal-kicking duties. Brodie Jones and Tyson Gamble remain in the wider reserves.

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