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All the Late Mail team news ahead of this week's NRL matches.

Bulldogs v Dragons, Monday 4.05pm at Bankwest Stadium

Bulldogs: In positional changes announced an hour before kick-off, Raymond Faitala-Mariner moves from the bench to start at lock, Adan Elliott from lock to second row and Dean Britt from the second-row to the bench. Ofahiki Ogden and Brandon Wakeham were the last two players dropped from the squad. On Sunday the club announced that winger Christian Crichton is out of the team, with Jake Averillo (No.14) to start on the wing.  Kieran Foran returns in the halves in place of Jack Cogger. Crichton and Sione Katoa were the two players left out 24 hours before the match.

Dragons: The Dragons will start 1-17 after Tyrell Fuimaono and Jacob Host were omitted an hour before kick-off. Adam Clune copped a broken nose at training on Tuesday but it won't prevent him from making his NRL debut at halfback. His inclusion means Corey Norman shifts to fullback. Josh Kerr has been promoted to the starting pack for Korbin Sims, while Trent Merrin and Issac Luke join the interchange with Tyrell Fuimaono dropping out. Matt Dufty and Jackson Ford were dropped from the reserves bench 24 hours before the match. Ben Hunt and Mikaele Ravalawa scored three tries in two games against the Bulldogs in 2019.

Pressure building on Dragons after 0-3 start