The players explain why Belmore is so special ahead of the Raiders clash.

CURTIS RONA:

“It’s going to be a special occasion for us.”

“We love playing here at Belmore. The community comes out and supports us and we train here every day, so that’s going to be to our advantage.”

CHASE STANLEY:

“Doggies fans are really passionate about Belmore and so are we.”

“I grew up around Belmore, so I know what it means to the fans.

“Whenever there’s a game at Belmore, the locals all jump on board.”

SAM PERRETT:

“We definitely feel at home her. We’re here every day. We train here and the community gets behind us and turns up in force.”

“It’s a pretty special environment and occasion whenever we play here.”

JOSH REYNOLDS:

“It’s not just good for us. I think it’s really good for ex-players to.”

“You are representing what ex-players have done here and hopefully you can leave your own mark.

“We’re definitely trying to make this a bit of a fortress.”

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