How do you stop Semi?
The Bulldogs will this weekend have the huge task of trying to Stop Semi Radradra, a job which many teams this year have failed to do.
The flying Fijian has scored 11 tries from his past five games and after scoring a double against the Wests Tigers in round 17, Radradra became the first man in 60 years to notch two or more tries, five games in a row, drawing him level with Bulldogs winger Curtis Rona on the season try-scoring list with 16.
“When he gets in space he can score tries, so you definitely don’t want to give him too much space and the man opposite him on Friday night will have a job on their hands,” said James Graham.
Well the man with the massive job of trying to halt the winger is the very experienced Sam Perrett.
Perrett gives plenty away in height and weight, but when it comes to experience, Perrett is much superior to the 41 game Radradra.
“He is always a handful and is a great player,” said Perrett.
“I look forward to those challenges, like I do when I tackle Manu Vatuvai.”
But how do you stop the man with 16 tries from 10 games in 2015?
“Do my best to trip him up and as long as he falls over and not over the try-line.”
The Bulldogs will have their hands full on Friday night trying to stop Radradra, but also trying to stop the momentum of the Eels, who are fresh off the bye and are looking for four wins on the trot.
“They have been going really well and coming along quietly. They have overcome certain challenges, not so much on the field but off it, but the playing group have stuck really close which is good to see," said Des Hasler.
"Brad's got them playing well. Friday night the motivation for them is pretty clear as is for both sides, it's a crucial game. Both sides will be willing."