Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs outside back Sam Perrett admits the Bulldogs need to produce their best 80-minute performance of the season if they are to get the win on Monday afternoon against the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.
The Bulldogs come into the round 13 blockbuster off the back of a bye and a nail-biting win in round 11 against the Canberra Raiders.
Coming away from Canberra with the two points isn’t easy, but realising there are areas to improve on, is what Perrett acknowledges needs fixing before Monday.
“There was some basic stuff that needs fixing,” said Perrett.
“We need to get better with our time on ground, slow the opposition down because no matter who you are playing against, if you give them too much speed and momentum they are hard to stop.”
The Bulldogs will host the high flying St George Illawarra Dragons on Monday and after a lack lustre performance against the Red v in round six, Perrett realises a lot needs to change from the Bulldogs if the result is to go their way.
“To score points against the Dragons will be hard, but we need to pull out the best game of our season so far.
“We leaked a lot of points against them earlier in the year and with a combination of individual errors and missed one on one tackles, it made it hard for us.
“The boys have taken ownership and responsibility for those errors and it’s what we have been focusing on.”
The two sides will meet at ANZ Stadium on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and it’s an occasion Perrett is looking forward to.
“It will be good to see all the families out there with it being a long weekend and an afternoon game.
“It’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere and I’m looking forward to seeing a huge crowd.”