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Behind Enemy Lines Round 16: Salary cap and injury woes at Bulldogs

We've infiltrated enemy territory this week to bring you the latest out of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs camp ahead of their Round 16 clash against the nib Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.

There's plenty of happenings at the Dogs with salary cap and injury woes adding to a band of frustrations for the club.

Aaron Woods and Moses Mybe are no more after moving on to other clubs, and Kieran Foran has been forced to the sidelines, out with a toe injury for the rest of the season.

"You never like to see really good guys leave the club but unfortunately that's the way it has to be," said Bulldogs captain Josh Jackson in his weekly press conference.


"The club has made a decision based on the financial future of this club and we've got to respect that."

But there will be some new talent coming into the mix that the Knights will no doubt be preparing for, with the nephew of the great Wally Lewis set to make his NRL debut.

21-year-old Lachlan Lewis will come into the number six jersey.

Wally Lewis told Nine's Wide World of Sports he's worked hard to get to where he is.

"Plenty of years have gone into it and everyone is happy for him," he said.

"I'm going to be a very interested uncle watching on and very hopeful that he's going to be able to produce his best."


Meanwhile, Will Hopoate will return to the fullback position he occupied last season, Brett Morris comes back on to the wing and the Bulldogs will field a new centre combination of Kerrod Holland and Marcelo Montoya.

But while the Knights seemingly have a little more to play for than the Dogs, given they still have an outside shot at the top eight finish, Newcastle will have to come out with intensity to ensure they grab their seventh win for the season.

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