Round 22 NRL Preview
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be looking to snap a 3 match-losing streak when they take on the Brisbane Broncos this Friday night.
The Dogs raced to 8 wins from their first 10 games but have since won 3 from their last 9. Injuries to key players including Sam Perrett, Josh Morris, Frank Pritchard, Aiden Tolman & David Klemmer, as well as the suspension of Josh Reynolds have made consistency an issue at the club.
With all the above-mentioned players (besides Pritchard who’s out for the season) due back this week, Bulldogs captain and leader Michael Ennis thinks they can finally start building towards the finals.
“I know Josh and Trent played the Canberra game throughout the Origin period, then Trent played the Melbourne game. But in terms of preparation, having them on the park, week-to-week, it’s been a long time.
“Probably since round 12 or so where they’ve really been in and out of our preparation throughout the week. So hopefully fingers crossed we can have an injury free run over the next few weeks, try and keep the same team on the park, and really build our preparations the way that we were in the early stages of the year and throughout that middle part.
“And get that cohesion back in the footy team and play the football that we know we’re capable of,” said Ennis.