The hot and cold Bulldogs were at their scorching best on Sunday afternoon as they bullied their way past an injury-ravaged Wests Tigers side 36-4 at ANZ Stadium.
"Robbie's OK. He had a bit of pain in his neck which is why he's gone to hospital, but the doctor says it's just precautionary. He was in good spirits when he left so we're confident that he'll be fine. He was in good spirits when he left. It was pretty serious, we were all concerned about him but as I say, it’s precautionary, we don’t know 100% but we are confident he will be fine.” – Jason Taylor on Robbie Farah.
We've got to be better than that. We slackened off. The boys started OK but we weren't there today. We're a first grade outfit. Dene Halatau came on and filled the job. He's been there a couple of times this year already when Robbie was injured at the start of the year. We let ourselves down with little things we practised all week. We didn't execute well enough in attack and defence today." – Aaron Woods on Tigers performance.
“It’s clear to say that Bulldogs dominated the middle of the field in this game for pretty much the 80 minutes and that’s always going to make it hard to play on the back of. I didn’t see many opportunities where our halves were missing. The opportunities weren’t really there.” – Jason Taylor on his teams performance.
‘We played well in patches I thought. We had to come here today and win and win well to give ourselves a platform. It is something we can build on.” - Des Hasler on the performance.
“He’s a real pro Sam. People forget that he played a GF there a few seasons ago. He’s just got that finesse.” – Des Hasler on Sam Perrett at fullback.
“On the field I was claiming for a professional foul, but I don’t like to see a team reduced to twelve men and I certainly wouldn’t want to see him sent off.” – Graham on Justin Hunt tackle on Moses Mbye.
“I thought David Klemmer really took the challenge of starting again and I thought his carries were outstanding. I thought Josh Jackson really came to play today. He was highly motivated today.”
“It’s a huge honour to play a ton for a club like Canterbury.” – Graham on his 100th NRL match
“I was actually scared for him and I’ve never really seen anyone out cold like that. You don’t want to see that happy to anyone, especially good mate of mine.” – Josh Reynolds on Robbie Farah
- James Graham celebrated his 100th NRL match
- Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah was cleared of any serious damage to his head and neck
- The Bullodgs used one interchange in the first half
- David Klemmer ran for a whopping 215m
- The Bulldogs ran over 700m more than the Tigers