James Graham | NRL 360
Captain James Graham joined Ben Ikin, Paul Kent and Michael Ennis on NRL 360 on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues surrounding the game at the moment.
One of the topics of conversation on the night was the talk around the three halves at the Bulldogs and how they all fit into the 17 when Reynolds returns from injury.
Reynolds is out with a knee injury for another few weeks, but when he returns Des Hasler will have a serious decision on his hands.
“It’s a situation that most clubs would love to be in, to have three really, really good halves all vying for two spots.
“But three doesn’t go into two. I don’t think the way the game is now that we can afford to carry one on the bench.
“It’s a luxury ... most weeks it’s not going to work for you. I think you need four forwards on the bench.”
Another topic of conversation was the form of the Bulldogs in 2015 and although Graham did say it had been a frustrating year for the coaches and players, he believs a lot can be drawn from the win over the Broncos.
"On the weekend we showed what we can do, especially going up to Brisbane taking on the competition leaders.
"There have been distractions throughout the year, but we need to build on the really good win in Queensland against Brisbane and the good performance against the Roosters and really use that to spring board us on to the next challenge."