After earning the votes for Players' Player with a work horse performance against the Warriors last week Mark O'Meley will start at prop for the Bulldogs clash with Parramatta at the Sydney Showground on Friday night.
Willie Mason will shift to the second row and Jamie Feeney moves to the bench where he'll be joined by Glen Hughes who has missed the past three games with a hamstring strain. Dennis Scott drops back to first division.
BULLDOGS V PARRAMATTA EELS Sydney Showground Friday 16 August, 7.30pm
1. Luke Patten 2. Hazem El Masri 3. Nigel Vagana 4. Willie Talau 5. Matthew Utai 6. Jonathan Thurston 7. Brent Sherwin 8. Mark O'Meley 9. Corey Hughes 10. Steve Price (c) 11. Willie Mason 12. Steve Reardon 13. Darren Smith
14. Tony Grimaldi 15. Glen Hughes 16. Jamie Feeney 17. Paul Rauhihi