Reynolds set for Bulldogs reunion

24 May 2018 07:16:52 EST

Skipper Josh Jackson is determined to get the better of former teammate Josh Reynolds when the Bulldogs take on Wests Tigers on Sunday.

Reynolds is back in the Tigers squad and on the bench after overcoming a shoulder injury he picked up in round six against Manly.

It will be a bit strange playing against [Josh] after playing lot of footy right next to him.

Josh Jackson

It will be the first time he has come up against the club where he spent his first seven NRL seasons.

The Bulldogs need the victory at ANZ Stadium, having only won three of their 11 games so far.

It is a game with plenty of spice, with Canterbury's Jeremy Marshall-King set to take on older sibling Benji, and Aaron Woods lining up against his former club and fans for the first time.

Jackson said: "It will be a bit strange playing against [Josh] after playing lot of footy right next to him, so I'd say he'll be excited about having a big game.

"They've been good this season. They've got a couple of guys coming back into their side and we're in need of two points."

The Bulldogs have won nine of their past 12 meetings with the Tigers and are hopeful of continuing that dominance - especially as Ivan Cleary's side have lost four of their last five games.

Jackson said: "We've just got to keep turning up with a good attitude. We've been close in games this year and just haven't been able to close them out."

John Olive gets a chance at centre for the Bulldogs, with Josh Morris ruled for eight weeks with a knee injury.

David Klemmer has been named to start, with Clay Priest benched, while Raymond Faitala-Mariner's return pushes Adam Elliott to the bench.

The Bulldogs are 31/20 to beat Wests Tigers, who are 27/50.

Canterbury are 20/21 with a 3.5-points start.

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