The Dragons' hopes of playing finals footy could be over if they lose to the Bulldogs on Friday night. 

A loss to the Wests Tigers last Sunday saw them slide to 11th on the NRL ladder on 20 points, and with Leeson Ah Mau out due to suspension, Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili both stood down for off field issues, add in the injury to Josh Dugan and the fact the Red V have only managed one win from the past nine encounters with the Bulldogs, getting the win over the fifth placed Canterbury may seem to be an impossible task, but according to five-eighth Josh Reynolds, he’s not buying into any talk of the Dragons being easy beast.

“I just know 100% that it’s going to be a hard game,” Reynolds said.

“The Dragons have a couple of their boys who are being questioned about their form and they’re going to want to step up.

“They’ve got some of the best plays and if they do execute them well than it’s going to be tough for teams defend.

“It’s definitely going to be a good game on Friday night.”

Away from this week’s clash with the Dragons, the local junior also had his say on the situation involving his good mate Robbie Farah.

After being named in the Tigers original 17 to take the field against the Dragons in Round 20, Farah found him-self playing for the Tigers Intrust Super Premiership side last Saturday and leaving many asking the question will he find himself back in the NRL?

It’s left a divided opinion amongst the rugby league world and while Reynolds knows it has been a tough time for Farah, he also believes the Blues number nine should finish his career with the club in the right manner.

“It’s been a tough time for him.

“It is tough watching from the outside because I’m not there at the club with him.

“I don’t want to go too much into it, because there is so much going on there, but he is the New South Wales hooker and that’s all I need to say.

“He knows I’m here for him and I just hope he gets to end his career enjoying his footy and just being happy, because he deserves it.

“I think he should be honoured for what he has done for the club and the game.”

THERE'S sure to be fireworks when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium.