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Assistant Coach Jim Dymock discusses the Panthers trial, this week's match with the Melbourne Storm and the pre-season.

The Bulldogs will this week wrap up their pre-season with a trial against the Melbourne Storm at Belmore and it concludes what has been a tough and gruelling campaign for the playing squad.

The trial last weekend against the Penrith Panthers was an opportunity for the players to get out and play some footy, but also for the coaching staff to get a look at their squad.

“The boys went pretty well,” said Dymock.

“I thought the first half we defended well and it was a quality game.

“The focus was definitely working on our KPI’s in defence and also holding on the ball, which I thought we did well.”

The final trial against the Melbourne Storm this weekend will give players time to work on their combinations, get some rust out and work on the little things in their game as they conclude what has been a long summer.

“This week will be about getting the rust out, working on some continuity with some of the new players, getting our plays together and working well as a team.”

The preparations for 2016 began back in November and after hours off sweating it out in the gym, on the field, running many kilometres and after so many long days, the players are ready to go.

“The players have performed well.

“The boys just can’t wait to get out there,” said Dymock.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.