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Each week in 2016 will take a look at the opposition for the week and what the players think about coming up against the men in blue and white.

The Bulldogs and Rabbitohs both come into Round 4 with losses from the previous round.

The Bulldogs failed to fire against an impressive Eels outfit after early season wins against the Sea eagles and Panthers.

While the Rabbitohs failed to cope with the wet and soggy conditions in round three to be defeated by the Dragons.  

Both teams come into this blockbuster knowing it’s a big occasion and will be a physical encounter.

During the week a number of their players and Coach Michael Maguire spoke about the battle on Friday afternoon.

Michael Maguire:

“We’ll get our supporters out there and really enjoy what we’re doing. We’re playing against a team that have got a lot of size and we’re going to have to defend very well because that’s what the game’s about.”

Luke Keary:

“I think Moses is playing real good in the halves. I love playing against Josh, we’ve had a few good battles. I’m sure he’ll have a few things to say.”

“I’m expecting them to be just as physical on Friday.”

Greg Inglis:

“We love going out there on Good Friday and playing in front of our home fans. What better way (to spend Good Friday) with a four o’clock kick-off on a Friday afternoon.” 

"It’s going to be a great challenge for us."

Jason Clarke:

“It’s a big game for both clubs – It’s obviously a great weekend for it.”

Adam Reynolds:

“There’s a good feel around at the moment and everyone’s talking about the Good Friday clash.” 

"It’s always a great game and this one will be no different.” 

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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.