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From the 'Beast' Greg Eastwood through to 'T-Rex' Tony Williams, Canterbury-Bankstown possess one of the NRL's most fearsome forward packs. 

Throw in the likes of Sam Kasiano, David Klemmer and James Graham and it's easy to see why the Bulldogs are considered the biggest team in the competition.  

That's the predicament facing the Newcastle Knights in their crucial clash against the table-topping Dogs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. 

The Knights will head into this weekend's Round 8 match without experienced campaigner Willie Mason due to suspension, but fellow prop Zane Tetevano insists the team's big men will be ready to fire in his absence.

"The Dogs have got some good front-rowers, but we are all pretty confident coming up against big packs," Tetevano says.

"So we’ll just take it as it is."

Tetevano says the team are desperate to make amends for their disappointing loss to Brisbane with a strong showing against the Bulldogs.   

He believes a long turnaround after a few tough weeks on the road is a significant advantage for a Knights side keen to find some much needed momentum.

"We started off pretty well, but the final score shows that the final result was disappointing," he admits.

"We’ll just have to get ready for the Bulldogs. We’ve got a long turnaround, so we’ve got a lot of training ahead of us.

"The long turnaround is probably going to help us.

"We’ve been on the road to Canberra and Townsville, so a long rest will probably help us to prepare for a big game against the Bulldogs."