Opposition Thoughts - Round 2

The Canterbury- Bankstown Bulldogs will head to Allianz Stadium on Thursday night for their second game of the season, against the Sydney Roosters at 8:05pm AEST.

With a positive record on paper against the Roosters, the Bulldogs will head into the game with confidence after defeating the Roosters twice last year. The Bulldogs secured two wins against the Roosters, firstly at ANZ Stadium in Round 11 32-20 and secondly in Round 17 24-20.

Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson has selected the same 17-man squad, with Chris Smith being added to the extended bench in place of Paul Carter.

Roosters new recruit Luke Keary and Head Coach Trent Robinson shared their views heading into their first home game of the season.

"Always a big game when you’re coming up against the Bulldogs doesn’t matter what club you’re at. They got a big pack, they got some blokes there that have copped it a bit in the media, they’ll be out to prove a bit of a point. We’re not too worried about what they’re going to do, just sticking to our stuff and what we need to get done on Thursday night, hopefully that will get the job done” Five-eight Luke Keary

“Tough competitors the dogs and there’s always a good rivalry. Difference between NRL and reserve grade is the ability to play on the back end of that so you have to win the physical battle and you’ve got to be able to execute well after. It’s always a good clash, it always has been, it’s going to be physical and hopefully we see some good quality football on the back of it.” Head Coach Trent Robinson