Interchange forward Tim Browne believes the win over the Rabbitohs has given the Bulldogs a real sense of confidence.
After a below par performance in round three against the Eels, the Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders against the Rabbitohs last weekend dominating from the opening whistle.
“We spoke about a few things we wanted to clean up in our game and I think we did a good job of getting them right,” said Browne.
“To walk away with two points from a South Sydney game is good for our confidence.
“I thought we completed well on the weekend against Souths and for me that was a standout.”
After four rounds the Bulldogs sit on top of the NRL ladder with six points alongside four others.
It’s been a tremendous start to the 2016 campaign for the Bulldogs and while it is hard to be at your best each week, Browne believes collecting two points in crucial games early in the season will pay dividends for the back end.
“I don’t think there is a weak team in the NRL. You have to be on your toes each week.”
“Those two points early on in the season can really help you at the back end of the year.”
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.
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.