Checkout all the highlights from the fifth week of the pre-season for the players.

This week the training went to another level with the warm weather continuing throughout the week really testing the players.

The players were put through their paces on the field, in the weights room and undertook an intense range of cardio exercises under the close eye of the Bulldogs coaching staff.

The Bulldogs also welcomed Will Hopoate to the club.

Hopoate joins the club from the Parramatta Eels, where he spent the last two seasons, playing 38 games, scoring seven tries.

Since making his debut in Round 13 of season 2010 for the Manly Sea-Eagles, the Manly Cove junior has gone on to play a total of 60 games, scoring 21 tries. The 23-year-old has also represented NSW on five occasions and has worn the City Origin jersey twice.

Week 4 Snapshot
Week 3 Snapshot
Week 2 Snapshot
Week 1 Snapshot

Check out some of the highlights in the above video!

In the seven weeks leading into their Christmas break, the players will undertake a structured and planned approach to training monitored by the coaching staff, with sessions ranging from aerobic testing, conditioning, recovery and stretch sessions, weight sessions, team meetings, screenings, speed work and more.