Perrett faces challenge from champion Chook left side
Sam Perrett faces a mammoth task of halting the Roosters star studded left hand side featuring NSW Origin stars Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou.
These two have accounted for 25% of Roosters tries this year and Perrett will have his work cut out for him after the Dragons directed most of their attack to the left last weekend.
“They (Roosters) have been a consistent team over the last couple of months, they’ve been completing well and scoring points,” Perrett said.
Perrett has had a relatively quiet year compared to his free-scoring teammate and left winger Curtis Rona.
He has scored ten tries in season 2015 but most of his important work comes from within the Bulldogs half.
His work out of dummy half is vital for the Bulldogs go forward averaging around 115 metres per game.
He believes slowing the Roosters out of their own half will go a long way towards winning Fridays match.
“For us if we can kick it down their end of the field and trap them in the corner. Halt their yardage, bounce up and steal their metres from them. It will go a long way for us.”
As a former Rooster himself no one is itching for their first NRL title more than the hard-working New Zealand international.
“It’s been a life-long goal I’ve had to get a title in the NRL, I’ve been there (Grand Final) three times already and haven’t got there yet,” he said.
“I literally think about it every day and I see it on my list of goals all the time.”
The Bulldogs right hand side copped the brunt of most of the Dragons attack and this will certainly intensify on Friday night when it is tested by the likes of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou.
Despite a history of Grand Finals between these two clubs the Minor Premiers have won five of their last six against the Bulldogs.
However the last finals match played between these sides was of course the 2004 Grand Final.
WORDS: Eddie Webeck