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Head Coach Des Hasler takes a look at Monday night's match with the Raiders, including stats, form and the history.

Those who were on the hill at Belmore and witnessed the Bulldogs' blistering opening against the Storm on a Monday night in Round 16 can't help but crack a smile any time that particular game gets a mention.

They were given a follow-up dose against the Sharks four weeks later but for those who didn't get back to Belmore in 2015, there are two further chances this season.

Early April should provide beautifully temperate weather for the Round 5 clash with the Raiders on Monday night and then spring will most certainly be in there when Johnathan Thurston plays there for the first time in his career against his former club.

Occasions such as this are special because they are rare and after going 17 years without a game at Belmore it's an opportunity all footy fans should take up.

NRL: Bulldogs v Raiders, Monday April 4, Belmore Sports Ground, 7pm

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.