Tag Archive: Bryson Goodwin


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

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Roosters lose Cherrington in trial

Luckless Sydney Roosters forward Anthony Cherrington has suffered another season-ending knee injury in Canterbury’s 24-22 NRL trial victory at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday. Cherrington, who missed all of 2010 after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage to his right knee in a trial match against Parramatta, was stretchered off the field in the 75th minute with what appeared to be a similar injury to his left knee. Cherrington will undergo scans on Sunday morning to confirm what he believes he already knows. Continue reading

IN-N-OUT – Rd 2

A pair of hookers who have seen little action in recent times will be thrown to the wolves on Friday night with Canterbury and St George Illawarra putting their depth to the test in the NRL grudge match. Journeymen Blake Green and Luke Priddis will wear the No.9 jumpers for the Bulldogs and Dragons respectively, Green earning his chance after Michael Ennis accepted a one-week ban for a high tackle while Priddis comes in for Nathan Fien, who is out with a broken leg. “It’s extremely disappointing for Fiensy, he’s a great player and a great guy,” Priddis said. “I’m looking forward to having a run on Friday night … the Bulldogs are always a tough prospect, no matter when or where you play them.”

The Bulldogs also welcome back winger Bryson Goodwin, who will assume goalkicking duties with Ennis out, the hooker left with little choice but to cop the one match suspension for a high tackle on Newcastle’s Matt Hilder.

South Sydney coach John Lang has also been forced to test his reserves with David Tyrell coming in for Eddy Pettybourne, who will be out for up to three months with a broken jaw, while Junior Vaivai replaces Colin Best (ribs). “He’s a very good prospect Junior, he had a very good season in the Toyota Cup last year,” Lang said ahead of Friday’s match against Gold Coast at ANZ Stadium.

The Titans received a boost on Tuesday with fullback Preston Campbell cleared after receiving a head knock in Sunday’s win over the Warriors.

Penrith welcome back Trent Waterhouse from a quad strain for the trip north to play North Queensland, former Sydney Rooster Willie Mason again named to start from the bench.

Manly coach Des Hasler has been forced to reshuffle his backline for Sunday’s clash with fellow round one losers Parramatta with Michael Robertson deputising for Brett Stewart at fullback.

Round 1 Teams – Bulldogs Update

With less then a week to go before the season starts, I have decided to start updating coaches with as much ammunition as possible regarding the team line ups before the ‘Unlimited Trades’ ability sorely comes to an end. For new coaches please be aware that after Round 1 closes for the commencement of the season, you will begin to only be able to use 2 Trades per round with a total of 30 trades allowed for the season. Also new coaches be aware that the head to head matches Within the NEX Cup do not begin until Round 4, but if your in it for the car you definitely want to hit the ground running. Only one week till all is right within my universe – bring on the league !!

Coach Moore said Heka Nanai ($84,100 CTW) and Junior Tia Kilifi ($132,500 CTW) were in a race to replace injured tryscoring machine Bryson Goodwin (toe) ($131,900 CTW) on the wing for the round one clash with Newcastle, while Yileen Gordon ($107,400 CTW/2RF), Gary Warburton ($181,800 2RF) and Mickey Paea ($161,100 FRF/2RF) were in the frame for injured second-rower Dene Halatau (ankle)($174,800 2RF/CTW). Ben Barba ($91,100 HLV) is likely to be used as a bench utility in 2010 with Michael Ennis ($265,700 HOK) to take over from the great Hazem El Masri as goalkicker.