The Bulldogs NSW Cup side will host the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday at Belmore Sportsground looking for their third win of the season.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs NZ Warriors
Belmore Sports Ground, Saturday, June 7
Referee: Jeff Hartup
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H FM (Link available via www.triplehfm.com.au/hhh)
Summary: The Warriors will be chasing their fourth straight win here as they face a Bulldogs side that should be well rested following their first bye of the season. Despite having not won since their seven point triumph over Norths a month ago, the Dogs have shown in recent outings that another win may not be far away. A seven point loss to the Panthers followed by a two point loss to Mounties would indicate that the Bulldogs are knocking on the door of win number three for 2014. Both Reni Maitua and Corey Thompson will be welcomed additions from the side that went down to Mounties a fortnight ago. As for the Warriors, Carlos Tuimavave has shifted into the halves for this one with Dane Nielsen coming back into the fold. Both Lolohea and Gubb have been named on an extended NRL bench, and with that game in Perth, you would expect for them to travel with the side. Jarrod Tua bagged a hat trick for the Warriors last week so the Bulldogs will have to mark him closely.
Triple Header: This match will in fact be the third of three matches to be played at Belmore on Saturday. At 11am the Auburn Warriors will take on the Belrose Eagles in the True Blue Chemicals Sydney Shield and then at 12.45pm, the Warriors will once again be in action, this time against the Kingsgrove Colts in the Ron Massey Cup. Even if the predicted precipitation arrives in Sydney by the weekend, there is a nice big grandstand at Belmore, and we reckon there are worse ways to spend a Saturday than a cheeky trip to Belmore for an NSWRL triple header.