Jarrod McInally set a new club record on the weekend when the winger crossed for six tries to eclipse the previous one of five tries set by both Nigel Vagana and Edgar Newham.
Playing on the left hand side outside Chase Stanley and Tony Williams, the winger had a day out at Belmore and one he will never forget.
“It was pretty good getting the six tries,” McInally said. “It was even better getting the win on the weekend.”
The previous record for most tries in a single match was five, set by Newham against the Balmain Tigers in 1942, while Vagana crossed the try-line on five occasions against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2002.
It’s an impressive record to hold and in only his second year at the club since joining the Bulldogs from Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup, the quietly spoken McInally feels honoured to have the record next to his name.
“It’s an honour to have a record at the club.”
“I think Chase (Stanley) put me in for four of the tries, so I can’t take all of the accolades for the weekend.
“It’s hard to stand here and talk about the accolades when you have a bloke of Chase’s calibre playing inside you and giving you quality ball.
“I only really caught the ball and put it down for four of them, but I was very honoured to do that for the club.”
The individual feats of McInally stole the show on the weekend, but for the Intrust Super Premiership ship, registering their first win of the year was more important.
“It was important getting the win, than anything individually, that’s for sure.”
In what was a dominant display from the Andy Patmore coached side, building on that performance is what McInally is hoping the side can do over the next few weeks.
“We did well to come away with the win and the way we put in for each other was very pleasing.”
“We need to continue that winning form this weekend.”