Finucane: Bulldogs Look to Limit Big Souths Pack
Tuesday 20 August 2013 2:01 PM
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Lock Forward Dale Finucane signalled out South Sydney Hooker Issac Luke as a dangerous player to watch in round 24 at a mid-week press conference this morning.
Finucane noted that South Sydney have a sizable pack all across the field from their forwards to their outside backs and that the Bulldogs would have to limit their go forward to reduce Luke’s impact on the game.
“A lot of his (Issac Luke) go forward comes off the back of a lot of their big boys… I think just nullifying the big guys will take him out of the game a little bit.” Finucane said.
The Bulldogs have had a tough season on the field and having gone down to South Sydney in round four in front of a record ANZ Stadium crowd, the boys will be looking to prove themselves against one of the top sides in the competition.
“(South Sydney) being one of the top four sides, will definitely test us with where we are at.” Finucane noted.
With September approaching fast, the Bulldogs are pushing to cement themselves in a good spot for finals and Dale Finucane recognises the tough task this week against one of the genuine Premiership contenders.
“They’re one of the form sides… all of the top four sides are genuine contenders.” Dale said.
The Bulldogs will start as the away team this week at ANZ stadium, however all members will receive FREE ENTRY as part of the reciprocal away game agreement.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs, National Rugby League, ANZ Stadium and City Rail have joined forces to provide integrated rail transport for anyone who pre-purchases a ticket or has Membership access to the Round 24 at ANZ Stadium.
Integrated ticketing means that Ticketed Members with access to these games, as well as pre-purchased ticket holders, will be able to travel free of charge on rail to Sydney Olympic Park for these two huge NRL fixtures, therefore making it easy for every footy fan to enjoy one of the biggest games of the season.
Special Olympic Park train services have been scheduled to move the expected large crowds from Central to ANZ Stadium. These direct services will commence at 5:39pm from Central Station and will run regularly (at least every 15 minutes) up to kick off for both events.
If you have not purchased a ticket to the Round 24 blockbuster, you can purchase yours HERE
The trip from Central to Sydney Olympic Park only takes 22 minutes, with stops at Redfern and Strathfield.
Rabbitohs Ticketed Members and Bulldogs Ticketed Members, who have reciprocal access to Friday night’s game, just need to show their Membership pass to rail staff at any station across the network to enjoy free rail travel to and from the match.