2012 Left a Bad Taste

Fullback Sam Perrett has spoke to the media in the lead up to Sunday's game with the Melbourne Storm.

The Bulldogs will head to Melbourne having only won two of their last eight games, but capturing the form they had early in the season is easier said than done.

"We can certainly gain plenty of confidence, if we win this week," said Perrett.

In their last five games, the Bulldogs have only scored 14 points in the second half of each of those matches, an area that needs to improve.

"A lot has a got to holding the ball and if we can starve the opposition of the ball we will give ourself every opportunity to score points," said Perrett.

Fullback Perrett will be faced with one of the best kicking games in the NRL this week.

The Storm have possibly the best kicking game in the NRL, with half-back Cooper Cronk leading the way.

It's an area of the Storm's game that has been a real success for them over the last few years and if Perrett is not switched on come Sunday, the Storm will hurt the Bulldogs with their kicking game.

"We do plenty of homework on his kicking game and come Sunday I need to be on my game and expect anything," said Perrett.

The Bulldogs will play the Storm in a finals game for the first time since the 2012 Grand Final and for Perrett, the loss to Melbourne in the Grand Final, left a bad taste.

"It always left a bad taste and a disappointing memory," said Perrett.