Canterbury Bankstown hosts the One New Zealand Warriors with both sides looking to stay within reach of the top eight after suffering defeats on Magic Round weekend.
The Bulldogs were pipped by the Raiders in a high-scoring clash and coming off a five-day turnaround they will benefit from a week-long preparation going into this match at Accor Stadium.
The Warriors were gallant in defeat against defending premiers Penrith on Saturday but must find some grunt after three straight losses in recent weeks after previously being well-placed in the top four.
Andrew Webster's side has battled a heavy injury toll during this period but will view this match as a must-win and a good chance to do so.
Historically the record between the two sides is closed to even but the One New Zealand Warriors have had the most success recently winning their last five encounters, including a 16-14 result at Mount Smart Stadium back in round four.
The Bulldogs had their chances to win that match and will be equally determined to get one back against their rivals on home turf.
Match: Bulldogs v Warriors
Round 11 -
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Hayze PerhamFullback for Warriors is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jacob KirazWinger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Jake AverilloCentre for Warriors is number 3 Rocco Berry
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Paul AlamotiCentre for Warriors is number 4 Adam Pompey
Winger for Bulldogs is number 19 Blake WilsonWinger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Josh ReynoldsFive-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Ronald Volkman
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Matt BurtonHalfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson
Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Max KingProp for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Warriors is number 14 Freddy Lussick
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Tevita Pangai JuniorProp for Warriors is number 10 Bunty Afoa
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Josh Curran
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Jacob Preston2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Marata Niukore
Lock for Bulldogs is number 17 Harrison EdwardsLock for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 13 Raymond Faitala-MarinerInterchange for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Karl OloapuInterchange for Warriors is number 15 Dylan Walker
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Jayden OkunborInterchange for Warriors is number 17 Tom Ale
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Franklin PeleInterchange for Warriors is number 18 Bayley Sironen
Replacement for Bulldogs is number 23 Kurtis MorrinReplacement for Warriors is number 20 Taine Tuaupiki
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Peter Gough
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Senior Review Official: Gerard Sutton
Bulldogs: A blow on Thursday with star winger Josh Addo-Carr postponing his comeback for another week after initially being named to return from an ankle injury. Youngster Blake Wilson will now make his NRL debut on the wing in jersey #19. Harrison Edwards joins the bench this week in place of Sam Hughes while Jackson Topine is 18th man.
One New Zealand Warriors: Jackson Ford (head knock) and Edward Kosi (knee) are both out after picking up injuries against the Panthers. Josh Curran moves from the bench into the second row, Rocco Berry comes into the centres and Marcelo Montoya slides to the wing. Ronald Volkman is the new #6, with Dylan Walker going to the bench. Bayley Sironen is 18th man. No changes in Thursday's 24-hour update.
- Bulldogs hooker Reed Mahoney has four 40-20s to his name in 2023, the most of any player in the NRL.
- The One New Warriors have come up with 47 line breaks so far this compared to the Bulldogs' 35.
- Bulldogs centre Jake Averillo has scored five tries in his past five games.
- The Warriors have won their past five games against the Bulldogs.
- Bulldogs have conceded 83 points in their past two games at Accor Stadium.
Stats supplied by David Middleton, League Information Services, author of the official annual of the NRL.