Wests Tigers NYC Holden Cup Coach Willie Peters has named his Round 18 team to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Friday, July 8 at Belmore.

After producing a stirring performance in a narrow defeat to the competition-leading Penrith Panthers last weekend, Peters’ side will be looking for another strong performance as they look to claw their back in to the top four on the competition ladder prior to next week's bye.

With several players absent for this week's clash, Peters has named Jai Doolan at fullback following his strong debut performance last week in the halves. 

Veiru Mapesone returns at five-eighth after playing Intrust Super Premiership for the last month, while captain Jack Wheelhouse returns in the starting side at lock.

When Peters’ side faced the Bulldogs earlier in Round 10 earlier this year, it was a convincing win for the young Wests Tigers, who ran out 42-10 winners at ANZ Stadium, with the Bulldogs winning just one Holden Cup match since that heavy defeat. 

See Wests Tigers NYC Holden Cup team named to take on the Bulldogs this Friday below!

Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt Oval when we take on the Cowboys!

WESTS TIGERS HOLDEN CUP

1. Jai Doolan
2. Roman Ioelu
3. Jesse Jackson
4. Toni Tali
5. Obed Karwhin
6. Veiru Mapesone
7. Thomas Bartley
8. Mark McCormack
9. Daniel Peck
10. Taniela Paseka
11. Ray Stone
12. Jakob Giles
13. Jack Wheelhouse (capt.)

Interchange:
14. Daniel Roberts
15. Lenny Sauni
16. Siaosi Nasilai
17. Rhys Sciglitano

Coach: Willie Peters