Following the Auckland Nines last weekend, the Bulldogs will now turn their focus to the Penrith Panthers this weekend at Belmore Sports Ground.
The match will provide the Bulldogs with the chance to gain revenge on the team that knocked them out of the Finals last season and that is something that appeals to David Klemmer, who is just happy to have footy back at the club’s spiritual home ground : “It’s a big week this week. It’s the first time the team will come together and I can’t wait to play on Belmore,” Klemmer said.
“It should be a good day. I think it’s going to be warm, but it will be a great afternoon for footy against the Panthers.”
This week’s trial against the runners-up of this year’s Auckland Nines will be a good test for the men in blue and white according to the 23-year old: “They have bought well over the summer and they’ll be looking for a good hit-out on Saturday. It’s a good test for us to see where we are at, because I expect them to have a big year in 2017.”
The match will serve as the first of two trials with the team travelling to Hobart the following Saturday to take on the Melbourne Storm.