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Fullback Sam Perrett has today expressed that he approached Coach Des Hasler regarding the opportunity to sit out Sunday matches that the club played in.

The 30-year-old revealed that he had spoken to Coach Des Halser about wanting  to join Hopoate on the sidelines.

“I support my brother in the decision he has made in Hoppa and taking Sunday’s off. I think it’s a really admirable thing,” said Perrett. “We’re of the same faith and I can understand completely where he is coming from.

“I actually had a chat to Dessie about it and I would have liked to have done it for sure.”

Perrett’s decision to ask the question came after Will Hopoate made the decision to not play on Sunday’s as he observes the Christian Sabbath.

“It really stirred something in me, because we obviously believe in the same thing.”

“It just never occurred to me to ask and I did, but Des said this is something that was pre-arranged before he came, so I appreciate it and understood that completely.

“I’m just grateful that I’ve got that relationship with Dessie where I’m able to go and chat to him about it. He was really good with it to.”

While Perrett is of the same faith, he will line-up for the Bulldogs this weekend when they take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

“I’m out here to do my job and I’ve been ask to play on Sundays, so I will do it as best as I can, just as I have for my whole career.”

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