Any accidental of redemption for Bulldogs playmaker Kyle Flanagan against his erstwhile nine has gone retired the window, with manager Trent Barrett axing the 22-year-old from the starting 17.
Flanagan had been named astatine five-eighth erstwhile the squad was announced earlier this week, but his sanction was missing from the last lineup announced an hr earlier kickoff.
Instead, Lachlan Lewis volition commencement astatine five-eighth.
Thrown a lifeline by the Bulldogs, Flanagan has endured a hard 2021 season, dropped aft circular 10 and lone recalled to the broadside past week with 5 players unavailable owed to COVID-19 breaches.
He had small interaction successful the 66-0 thrashing astatine the hands of Manly, and present finds himself backmost successful the wilderness.
Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 21. Falakiko Manu 19. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Corey Waddell 12. Joe Stimson 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Renouf Atoni 1 20. Jackson Topine 21. Falakiko Manu 22. Chris Patolo
Roosters: 1. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Billy Smith 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Isaac Liu 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Egan Butcher 16. Nat Butcher 17. Ben Thomas