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Bulldogs 30 – Raiders 18

A composed and potent Canterbury punished Canberra in the first half of their NRL trial before running out 30-18 winners at Scully Park on Saturday night. The Bulldogs raced to an 18-0 halftime lead thanks largely to the weight of possession and a superior kicking game, mostly from the boot of new halfback recruit Trent Hodkinson. Winger Bryson Goodwin got the scoring underway in the first few minutes when he crossed in the left corner and then had a hand in the second try as he tipped a kick from five-eighth Kris Keating back for Josh Morris to score the first of his two tries. Yet another cross-field kick, this time to the right from Hodkinson, saw a spilled ball fall for Dogs skipper David Stagg to score the third and Goodwin landed another tough goal. Continue reading


Pritchard lines up in the Blue & White

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs supporters will get their first look at recruit Frank Pritchard in blue and white this Saturday when the Bulldogs take on the Canberra Raiders in their final NRL trial match. Head coach Kevin Moore has included the New Zealand international on a seven-man interchange bench for the clash at Scully Park, Tamworth. It will be the first match of the year for Pritchard, who was among the Kiwis best during last year’s Four Nations tournament, only to miss the Final with a knee injury. Pritchard is the only player named in the 20-man squad that is yet to participate in a trial match this year. Captain Andrew Ryan and hooker Michael Ennis were not considered for selection but both will be available for the Bulldogs round one NRL clash against the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Monday, 14 March. Continue reading

Idris excited to return to backline

Jamal Idris wants for his time at second row to be over so he can make a permanent home for himself in the NRL at centre. The Canterbury star says he will play wherever needed, but admits he’s itching to move back to his original position out wide. Canterbury coach Kevin Moore shifted the 20-year-old monster to the backrow last year, to help the club cope with injury problems and add size in the forwards. He’s been named in the No.11 jersey for Friday’s trial against St George Illawarra, but when Frank Pritchard, Andrew Ryan and Greg Eastwood return to the side, the club’s personality player is excited about returning to the backline. Idris’ size and aggressiveness has seen him adapt well to the forwards, but he said Moore hasn’t given any indication he’ll be used there regularly this year. Continue reading

In the next few weeks leading into round 14, I will look at the 5 teams that will have their second and final bye round and the players that should be available for the remainder of the season. 

I haven’t actually reviewed the Canterbury Bulldogs before but round 14 will see them have their final bye round.  The Doggies have a couple of players you might want to consider picking up to carry you through for the rest of the season and also have a couple of players that might look attractive at the moment but when you really look hard they may not be a great option. Continue reading