NRL Preview:Bulldogs v Knights
Friday 17 May 2013 12:10 PM
Last weekend the Bulldogs won 24-16 after one stage trailing 16 nil.
Coach Des Hasler said.
“We made it a little bit harder for ourselves early…the boys managed to put on 24 points in 50 minutes…but something we can’t do often.”
The win was against the Warriors was built on hunger and desire something skipper Mick Ennis was pleased about.
“Fought back, espeacially in the second half…was really pleasing,” said Ennis
This week see’s the Bulldogs head up to Newcastle to take on a Knights side who are coming off two losses and Michael Ennis knows that staring well and preparation are key.
“We need to make sure we really prepare well and start better than what we did in New Zealand,” said Ennis
The Bulldogs have been playing some really good footy over the past few weeks and continuing to build on what they have done is a must. You can see the confidence growing amongst the group and with the Bulldogs strongest side of the year taking the field this weekend, the trip to Newcastle can only be one of reward.
The Dogs welcome back centre Krisnan Inu this week after five weeks on the sideline and he too has certainly enjoyed the footy the Bulldogs have played since he has been out.
“The side is playing very well…been playing the brand of footy that we all love to see,” said Inu.
What a great opportunity it is for this group to get another win under their belt, away from home, Sunday afternoon footy and a chance to cement a spot in the eight.
Dogs by 8
Dogs 26 (Wright 2, Romelo, Reynolds tries: Inu 5/5) def
Knights 10 ( Uate 2 tries: Roberts 1/2)