Saturday is gearing up to be a great day for Bulldogs members and fans who will see all three grades in action against the Melbourne Storm (North Sydney in NSW Cup) with gates opening at 11:40am.
NYC, the first match of the afternoon will kick off at 12:30pm. The young pups will be looking to improve their second half defence this week against the Storm after leading majority of last week’s trial before falling short in the final minutes.
NSW Cup will take the field at 3:00pm with a stronger team.
The much anticipated main game will kick off at 5:30pm. We will welcome back to the field both Josh Reynolds and David Klemmer who were absent from last week’s trial and will also see the All Stars game trio James Graham, Josh Morris and Craig Garvey back in action. New recruit Will Hopoate left the field last week with a knee injury and will be rested this Saturday to ensure he is ready to go for round one. Expect to see a team taking the field that will be very similar to the one that will go up against the Sea Eagles in two weeks time.
The Storm are expected to also field a strong line up with the likes of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers all set to play, however fullback Billy Slater has not been named in the team and will be rested.
Stick around after the first grade match to officially kick off the 2016 season at our exclusive members season launch party that will take place from 7:30pm onwards. Hear from Coach Des and our Captain James and take the opportunity to get some signatures off your favourite players. Click here to find out the details of this event
It’s set to be a hot day here at Belmore so make sure you’re wearing your NRL Bulldogs caps and stay hydrated whilst cheering the boys on. It’s not too late to get your latest merchandise, be sure to check out the stalls around the ground to pick up a cap, jersey and much more. Sign up now for a 2016 Bulldogs membership to receive your free members exclusive cap
Game times are as follows:
Gates open: 11:40am
NSW Cup: 3:00pm
Season Launch: 7:30pm
With limited street parking, we STRONGLY encourage you to leave the car at home and take public transport. Belmore Train Station is a short walk to Belmore Sports Ground through Terry Lamb Reserve.
Win thanks to Brydens
Brydens Lawyers are giving you the chance to WIN a signed Jersey on the day with 5 double passes also up for grabs to runners up.