NRL Preview:Bulldogs v Dragons
Thursday 30 May 2013 5:15 PM
Well it was certainly a much improved performance from the Bulldogs last weekend against a quality Brisbane side. The area of the Bulldogs game in which pleased Coach Des Hasler was the ball control and the ability to complete their sets.
“The way we controlled the game of football…got our due share of possession…did what we needed to do with the ball and that was complete,” said Hasler.
It has been an up and down performance at times from the Bulldogs this year and five-eight Josh Reynolds knows that if we want to be a top four side this year than the Dogs must play consistent footy.
“When you look at the top four teams, they have been consistent week in week out…we need to make sure that’s what we are doing,” said Reynolds.
This week the Bulldogs take on the Dragons and although they are coming off a 19-0 defeat to the Panthers, the Dogs certainly know what they are capable off when you look at the roster they have.
“They are a totally different sided with Dugan in it…they have so many classy and strike players out wide in their side,” said Reynolds.
We often speak about bouncing back and that’s something Prop James Graham knows the Dragons will be looking to do.
“They will be looking to bounce back…it’s up to us to do a job on them and keep the ‘W’ next to our name,” said Graham.
No doubt it’s going to be a tough match. Bulldogs versus the Dragons are always tough games, when you consider the rivalry these two teams have and centre Mitch Brown believes the side took some steps forward last week and hopes they continue this week.
“We did set a good platform against the Broncos…if our defence is in order, our attack will come off the back of it,” said Brown.
The clash will be awesome! Friday night footy is always a hit and with an opportunity for the Bulldogs to find themselves in the eight it makes night out for members and fans at ANZ Stadium.
Dogs by 10