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Fresh from a confidence boosting win over an in form and physical Warriors side the Roosters NYC boys now face a difficult Bulldogs outfit on Friday afternoon at ANZ Stadium.

An ability to score points from anywhere on the field, positions the Bulldogs as a difficult side that can easily steal the points from you if you're not on top of your game.

In fact the Bulldogs, albeit having played an extra game than most, have scored the most points in the entire competition, despite sitting in 7th place.

This points to the obvious, defence is what let's the Dogs down.

So far in 2013 the blue and whites have conceded an average of 30 points a game, a number they are no doubt looking to address every week.

The Roosters on the other hand have build their game on defence and so far it has seen them reach second place on the NYC ladder.

In massive news for both the team and the club, former NYC star turned NRL prodigy Tautau Moga will make his long awaited return from injury.

Moga tore his ACL in NRL pre-season training and finally gets his chance to make his 2013 debut amongst some familiar faces.

"His knee is 100% it will just take him some time to get his match fitness up to get to the level he wants to be at," NYC Coach Paul Green said of Moga.

"The boys are really pumped to play with him and it will be good for them to play alongside him."

Dallas Wells will also make his return to the starting side in this clash, after a spectacular 2 try effort off the bench last weekend.

Willis Meehan was unavailable for selection, as he was picked in the NSW u/18 side to play in the State of Origin curtain raiser next Wednesday night.

Speaking ahead of this clash Green said there was still plenty of improvement in the boys but he was happy where things were at.

"It was a real good win last weekend, especially with the Warriors going so well and us missing a few key players,"

"I think we will need to keep working hard on our game and especially our defence as that is something we always want to get better."
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