Utai will be returning from suspension with Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes showing great faith in the blockbusting winger. Jamaal Lolesi will vacate the wing and move into the centres where he will partner Willie Tonga.
The experienced Adam Perry gets his chance in first grade replacing Corey Hughes who has been ruled out for up to 6 weeks due to a collar bone injury. Perry has been in great form in the opening two rounds of the Premier League competition.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC BULLDOGS
1 Luke Patten 2 Hazem El Masri 3 Jamaal Lolesi 4 Willie Tonga 5 Matt Utai 6 Johnathan Thurston 7 Brent Sherwin 8 Willie Mason 9 Adam Perry 10 Steve Price 11 Roy Asotasi 12 Andrew Ryan 13 Braith Anasta
Interchange 14 Tony Grimaldi 15 Sonny Bill Williams 16 Jamie Feeney 17 Hutch Maiava