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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs continued their recent good form at Brookvale Oval with the side running out convincing 28-6 winners over the Manly Sea-Eagles.

We take a look at the key Quotes and Notes to come out of the Round 1 clash at Brookvale Oval.


Bulldogs Head Coach Des Hasler:

Thoughts on his big men - "They changed their lifestyles and I have to give a huge rap to the individuals that worked really hard in our high performance unit, but also to the players who bought into the mentality."

The performance of his halves - "I thought they were pretty good, pretty solid but they still have some improvement to go and that'll come."

Hopoate’s first performance in Bulldogs colours - "I thought Will Hopoate was really solid at the back, he was particularly strong."

Michael Lichaa injury - "It was more precautionary, he's been tremendous during the off-season. He worked really hard on all aspects that you need to as a nine these days. We expect he'll be okay." – Triple M Saturday

Thought’s on Manly - "Manly are going to be a difficult side to beat, "They will take a little while. They will continue to build and after a couple of rounds it will fall into place."

Sea Eagles Head Coach Trent Barrett:

On his side’s performance - They had 60 per cent of the footy in the first half and I think it showed with the reduction of interchange, if you give a team that much possession it's going to be hard and you're going to run out of gas. We didn't give ourselves a chance. Too many errors, we had four coming out of our own end. It was a bit of a wake up call for us."

Performance of his new halves - "It was never going to be the finished product. It was the first game they played together and I thought it looked like that at times."


- The Bulldogs win over the Sea Eagles made it five wins in a row for the boys from Belmore.

- Bulldogs centre Josh Morris scored his 100th NRL try to join his brother Brett as the first siblings in NRL history to both score 100 tries.

- Adam Elliott made his NRL debut after coming onto the field early in the second half before leaving the field with an illness.

- The Bulldogs scored their 150th try against the Sea Eagles since 1947 at Brookvale Oval thanks to the opening try to winger Sam Perrett.

- The Bulldogs win makes it 8 from the last 11 against the Sea Eagles.

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.