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Head Coach Des Hasler spoke with the media this morning to discuss a number of issues before the Bulldogs round 4 clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Since 2013 this match has drawn crowds in excess of 40,000 and with transport offers and excellent ticketing deals for families the 4pm kick-off should again see ANZ Stadium pulsing with excitable energy.

Do you think Sam Burgess will play?

“You never know, would you, but I think duty of care will take place. I don’t think he will take the field.”

“They’ve got plenty of other match winners there. It will be a tough game.”

What did you make of the Eels loss?

“It was a good game of footy.”

“They got the prize on the night, but we probably had a couple of opportunities early that we should have posted points on, but to their credit (the Eels), they stuck to their game and got the cash on the night.”

“We were disappointed with those defensive lapses.”

“Obviously the Sammy Perrett ‘no try’ was a bit of a momentum killer for us and I’m not saying we lost the game because of that reason, but there always telling moments in a game.”

What do you think of the bunker?

“I think it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great addition to the game.”

What do you think of the judiciary process?

“The talk in town is that I think their looking at the whole judiciary process.”

“It’s not an easy one. It needs experienced people. It needs people who know due process.”

How important are player milestones?

“We always honour them and we always recognise them.”

“It’s a tremendous legacy and at the end of the day, legacy is what makes the history of our game.”

What does Josh Morris bring to the team?

“Defensively he is outstanding.”

“He’s quick, he can find the try-line and that’s why he is such an important part of New South Wales plans.”

Have you been impressed with Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye?

“I think the way himself and Moses have started the season has been admirable.”

What can we expect on Good Friday?

“It will be a great game, a tough game.”

“Both sides are coming off losses and the only way to experience it is to get out there.”

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.