Manly and Canterbury round out the restart of the Telstra Premiership with a Sunday night showdown.
The Sea Eagles started 2020 with a disappointing loss to Melbourne but bounced back to upset the Roosters in round two.
As has been the recent trend in the past couple of years, the Dogs kicked off their campaign slowly, going down to the Eels and Cowboys in back-to-back Thursday night slugfests.
Canterbury's defence has been strong but coach Dean Pay will need to get more out of their attack to post their first win of the season.
Match: Sea Eagles v Bulldogs
Round 3 -
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
Sea Eagles: Corey Waddell and Taniela Paseka return in place of Morgan Boyle and Haumole Olakau'atu on the interchange. Boyle and Brendan Elliot were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off. Manly have won three of their past four games against the Bulldogs. Jack Gosiewski and Tevita Funa were culled from the line-up an hour before kick-off, leaving Manly 1-17.
Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman was named on the reserves but after overcoming a minor hip injury, he will start at prop with Sauaso Sue reverting to the interchange. Sione Katoa and Brandon Wakeham were cut 24 hours before kick-off, Kerrod Hollad and Ofahiki Ogden were left out of the final squad on Sunday. The Bulldogs play their first game on the Central Coast since 2015.
Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom TrbojevicFullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge TaufuaWinger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad ParkerCentre for Bulldogs is number 3 Reimis Smith
Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses SuliCentre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben GarrickWinger for Bulldogs is number 5 Christian Crichton
Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan WalkerFive-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Lachlan Lewis
Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-EvansHalfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jack Cogger
Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-BlakeProp for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny LeviHooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin TaupauProp for Bulldogs is number 20 Aiden Tolman
2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Dean Britt
Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake TrbojevicLock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan CrokerInterchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Sauaso Sue
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Corey WaddellInterchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jake Averillo
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean KeppieInterchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Atoni
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela PasekaInterchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell