Five-eighth Josh Reynolds has spoken with the media ahead of the Round 21 clash with the Dragons and has given an honest appraisal of where the side is at after the loss to the Cowboys last week.
The Bulldogs headed up to Townsville off the back of four consecutive wins and an opportunity to cement a spot in the top four, but a masterclass from Jonathan Thurston and the first time the side has been kept scoreless since Round 6, 2013 has given the team some time to think and reassess where they are at.
In a very honest media conference on Tuesday, the local junior spoke about the performance and where the side is at.
“It was a tough loss, especially going up there for the week,” Reynolds said.
“We were going not too bad before the loss and to get a smack in the face like we did wasn’t what we wanted, but it sure shows us where we need to get to, to be a top four side.
“We shaped up as top four side and didn’t play like one.
“We were embarrassed up there and if you don’t take it in as a bit of a wake-up call, we’re not going to move forward.”
Since returning from Townsville, the Bulldogs have plenty of time to look over what went wrong and where the focus needs to be and Reynolds feels there’s a different feel around Belmore following the loss.
“I feel we have come back to training with a fair bit of intent.
“It’s fair to say there will be guys out there on the weekend, trying to prove a point.”
THERE'S sure to be fireworks when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium.
The two clubs have produced some of the most exciting games in recent memory and it's sure to be more of the same in Round 21.