VB NSW Cup Team Announcement: Mounties v Bulldogs

Mounties Coach Stephen Antonelli has named his side for the Round 11 clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday at 3:00pm at Aubrey Keech Reserve. 

Mounties will be fresh for the match after enjoying a week's rest with the bye in Round 10. The side currently sits in second place on the ladder and will look to keep their standing with a win over the Bulldogs. 

Canterbury are based at the other end of the spectrum in last place and coming off back-to-back losses. 

Whilst Mounties can afford to be confident leading into the match given their stellar form of late, the side will need to lift in the absence of NSW Cup regulars Mitch Cornish, Matt McIlwrick and Sami Sauiluma who have all been selected to play in the NRL for the Raiders this Sunday. 

The new-look halves pairing of Ryan Carr and Matt Place along with hooker Reece Goldsmith in particular will have to deliver big performances in the trio's absence. 

Mounties forward pack again looks strong with promising talent Tevita Pangai Junior chosen to start in the second row in a move with relegates Mark Nicholls to the interchange bench. 

The full team line-up is:

1. Joey Bond
2. Jeremy Hawkins
3. Matt Allwood
4. Mosese Pangai
5. Bill Tupou
6. Matt Place
7. Ryan Carr
8. Kyle O’Donnell
9. Reece Goldsmith
10. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
11. Jake Foster
12. Tevita Pangai Junior
13. Lagi Setu

14. Rodney Coates
15. Mark Nicholls
16. Clay Priest
17. Jason Antonelli
18. Mitch Cahalane
19. Dave Cahalane