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Roosters name Bulldogs bound Perrett

Sam Perrett has been named in the Roosters side for Sunday's clash against Manly despite all but agreeing to terms with Canterbury for a mid-season release.
Roosters name Bulldogs bound Perrett
by NRL

Sam Perrett has been named in the Roosters side for Sunday's clash against Manly despite all but agreeing to terms with Canterbury for a mid-season release.

The 27-year-old Kiwi International said his goodbyes to the Roosters players and was about to settle into a new life under Des Hasler at Belmore before Roosters management had a change of heart and went back on their word to release Perrett to take up a 3.5 year deal with the Bulldogs.

Perrett was sensational for the Roosters in their victory against Wests Tigers in front of a packed crowd at Leichhardt Oval after being told a few weeks before that his services out Bondi Junction way would no longer be required.

Whilst Perrett has been named in the Roosters side it remains to be seen whether he'll be lining up for the Roosters or Bulldogs this weekend?

Canterbury's signing of Perrett and his younger brother Lloyd is already a formality for the 2013 season - the issue is now whether the Roosters will stick to their word and release Perrett before June 30 as he was told he was free to do if a better offer came up on the table.

Perrett is rated extremely highly by Hasler as one of the NRL's most effective and consistent wingers.

The Bulldogs have named injured winger Luke MacDougall in their side for Sunday's top of the table clash against Melbourne. They also named MacDougall when injured the week they signed Krisnan Inu prior to their clash against the Roosters in round 12.

ROOSTERS: 1 Anthony Minichiello, 2 Adam Henry, 3 Joseph Leilua, 4 Tautau Moga, 5 Sam Perrett, 6 Braith Anasta [c], 7 Mitchell Pearce, 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9 Jake Friend, 10 Martin Kennedy, 11 Aidan Guerra, 12 Mitchell Aubusson, 13 Frank Paul Nuuausala. Subs: 14 Anthony Mitchell, 15 Boyd Cordner, 16 Lama Tasi, 17 Mose Masoe, 18 Tom Symonds, 19 Tinirau Arona, 20 Daniel Mortimer (three to be omitted).


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