Jeremy Marshall-King is back for the Dolphins while ‘The Hammer’ is again number one for Sunday’s important clash with the Bulldogs in Bundaberg.
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow will play at his preferred position of fullback with Dolphins’ coach Wayne Bennett effecting a backline re-shuffle.
Kodi Nikorima will start at five-eighth, with Anthony Milford to play in an impact role off the bench.
Valynce Te Whare will start in the centres, with Tesi Niu brought back onto the wing.
Young star Isaiya Katoa has been named at 18th man, handed a break after playing in all but one of the Dolphins’ matches in his rookie year in the NRL.
Marshall-King’s return is a big one.
He is a vital cog in the Dolphins’ machine and has been missing since re-injuring a shoulder against the Broncos, only playing in two of the team’s last six matches.
Lock Ray Stone will be out for at least another couple of games after breaking his hand in the Dolphins’ last game against the Panthers.
Kenny Bromwich will start at lock in Stone’s place, with Josh Kerr coming onto the bench.
Match: Bulldogs v Dolphins
Round 22 -
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Jake AverilloFullback for Dolphins is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Blake WilsonWinger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne Isaako
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Jacob KirazCentre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan Aitken
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Braidon BurnsCentre for Dolphins is number 4 Valynce Te Whare
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi Niu
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt BurtonFive-Eighth for Dolphins is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Toby SextonHalfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Max KingProp for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Dolphins is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Tevita Pangai JuniorProp for Dolphins is number 10 Mark Nicholls
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Viliame Kikau2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Jacob Preston2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Connelly Lemuelu
Lock for Bulldogs is number 21 Ryan SuttonLock for Dolphins is number 13 Kenneath Bromwich
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Kyle FlanaganInterchange for Dolphins is number 14 Herman Ese'ese
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Corey WaddellInterchange for Dolphins is number 15 Josh Kerr
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 20 Harrison EdwardsInterchange for Dolphins is number 16 Anthony Milford
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Liam KnightInterchange for Dolphins is number 17 Jarrod Wallace
Replacement for Bulldogs is number 22 Jeral SkeltonReplacement for Dolphins is number 18 Isaiya Katoa
- Referee: Peter Gough
- Touch Judge: Nick Morel
- Senior Review Official: Ben Cummins