Round 4 NRL Preview

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be looking for three wins in a row this Friday night when they take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

Both sides have started the season with two wins and a loss each, so will be keen to get their third win and cement a spot in the top eight.

Co-Captain Aiden Tolman will this week play his 100th match for the Bulldogs and after recently playing his 150th NRL game, the man from Hat Head is continuing to tick off the milestones whilst in the blue and white.

After a promising start to the season, the Tigers ‘spine’ is the area that is under the microscope and five-eighth Moses Mbye is looking forward to the challenge against Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses.

“It’ll be a good contest, that’s for sure,” Mbye said. “They are a good combination and whilst we have to focus on all 17 players, it’ll be those two who are controlling the play so we’ll need to be weary.”

When asked about his own form in the past two weeks, Mbye was content with where he was at.

“It’s been pretty sound. We’ve had a couple of wins so the confidence is there, so I just need to focus on what I need to do and make sure I execute the game plan that Des gives me.”

Fullback Brett Morris was quite impressed with the way that the Tigers performed last week in a loss to the Rabbitohs, so are planning for a tough encounter come Friday night.

“They were very impressive against the Rabbitohs, their forward pack stood up and it was only towards the back end of the match where they lost their way a bit.

“It’ll be a battle up front and our boys love that tough stuff in the middle but they have strike power out wide so our backs will need to be on their game as well.”

Head to Head

Played 27, Bulldogs 17, Tigers 10

At ANZ Stadium

Played 15, Bulldogs 9, Tigers 6