The Bulldogs secured victory over the Melbourne Storm in the trial match last Saturday afternoon and halfback Josh Reynolds believes the boys will gain confidence from their performance.
The Bulldogs were impressive against the Storm in Hobart and after a dominant first 40 minutes, the mighty blue and white will head to Belmore to open their 2017 campaign with confidence.
The challenge to start the season in the right fashion will be tested in the opening Round when the 2016 Grand Finalists head to Sydney; however, with an impressive record against the Storm including six straight wins, a confident Bulldogs side will be what the fans will want to see on March 3.
“We’re a team, if we get some confidence up that’s when we play our best footy and I think today we can definitely take some confidence out of that,” said Reynolds.
With Round One just around the corner, Reynolds was impressed with his team’s attack against the Storm.
“Our attack was pretty good today, for us to put on some good points like that was really good for us. We still have plenty to work on in that first sixty (minutes) but definitely something to build off” Reynolds said.
The Bulldogs showed resilience in their win against the Storm after a difficult start to their pre-season trial matches, going down to the Panthers by 10 points.
“We’ve definitely been questioned in the off season by everyone, by other fans our own fans and I think like I said before it’s nice to step up and no better way than to do it at Belmore against Melbourne” said Reynolds.