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They started slowly last weekend against Manly the Holden Cup side, but were able to grind out a victory at fortress Brookvale.

Once we started controlling the football and playing a bit smarter we were able to score a few tries and get a win, said Coach Andy Patmore.

This weekend the young Bulldogs side take on the Roosters. They sit and third position on the ladder and are a very good side. The team went so close to beating them in round six, but execution with the ball and errors let the team down on that night.

They are a big, strong, aggressive side the Roostersit will be a massive test for us leading into a bye, said Patmore.

With the bye just around the corner, it can easily be a game were the players look forward to next weekend before focusing on the job at hand. The game is worth four points in some way, but they team will definitely need to improve on last weekend, especially the start if they are to get the victory over the Roosters.

We are playing some good footy in patcheswe also havent been smart in other areas of our game, but if we correct these areas and put in a good performance on Friday night, we will be in for a really good chance, said Patmore.

Its a great opportunity for the Bulldogs Holden Cup team to get a win against a Roosters team, who have not loss many games this year and with a weekend off looming this match will require a desire to commit to each other for the 80 minutes to get the victory. Sure it will be tough, but if you get the result you want, than next week will be more enjoyable.

My Tip:

Bulldogs by 6

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.