The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NYC side will look to bounce back this weekend against the New Zealand Warriors.
The pups went down 44-12 last week to the Sydney Roosters, while the Warriors lost to the Sharks by six points, 32-26.
Missing star halfback and kicker Brendan Cox, the pups went into halftime down 34-nil but rallied to score 2 tries in the second half.
“A couple of little individual performances there, drop the head and then we’re on the back foot again. You can’t afford to just drop your head and sort of sit back and say ‘poor me’. You’ve got to be in the moment and you’ve got to be reactive,” said captain Adam Elliot.
The Bulldogs currently sit 14th on the ladder with one win, but could move up as high as 8th if they defeat the Warriors. New Zealand, currently 8th with 2 wins against Wests Tigers (26-24) and the Cowboys (50-12)
The last time these two sides met was in the Prelimary Final of 2013. The Bulldogs boasted the top try scorer (John Sila) and the top pointscorer (Pat Templeman), yet couldn’t overcome the 2 time NYC Champions, going down in a high scoring game, 54-38.