The Bulldogs will take on the Rabbitohs this week at ANZ Stadium to kickstart the big Easter weekend.
Played annually on Good Friday for the sixth year in a row now, the contest always seems to throw up plenty of exciting moments and memories for the massive crowd.
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5. Milestone men Celebrate in Style in 2016
Canterbury centre Josh Morris hasn't scored more than one try in a game since a brace in Round 19, 2012 against Parramatta, but fittingly his 200th game saw him cross twice in a big win. It was a great game also for 100-gamer Josh Reynolds, who kicked beautifully, kick-chased with intent and showed plenty of maturity in his growing combination with Moses Mbye.
4. Good Friday 2013 sets new Crowd Record
The second Good Friday meeting between the Bulldogs and the Rabbitohs saw 51,686 people pour through the turnstiles for the fixture at ANZ Stadium. The crowd to date is the biggest for the occasion since the first encounter in 2012 and on average a huge 41, 775 fans make the journey out to ANZ Stadium.
3. 2016 First half Domination
The Dogs steamrolled all through Souths in the opening stanza of the 2016 clash, dominating possession with 63 per cent of the footy and making twice as many metres as their opponents in the opening 40 (1016-541 metres). The first half was the most one-sided 40 minutes of season 2016 as Canterbury rolled through the Bunnies with consummate ease, scoring six tries and leading 32 nil at the break. James Graham churned through more metres (151) than all six members of Souths' entire starting forward pack combined (144).
2. James Graham v Sam Burgess
While fierce rivals on the field, Graham and Burgess have forged a close friendship off the field after spending several years as room-mates in England teams and when it comes to the footy field they will do almost anything to win. They are two very different styles of English front-rowers, but two men who wear their hearts on their sleeve. Each year they light up the Good Friday battle, because whenever these two meet, you know each one will give his all and they know, only one guy can win.
1. Hodkinson kicks Bulldogs Home in 2014
With the scores locked at 14 all in the 72nd minute and both sides trading field goal attempts. The Bulldogs charged up the field in the 78th minute and In a tremendous showing of courage and character, the Bulldogs fought back to claim a one point win thanks to a field goal from Trent Hodkinson 20 metres out and hand the boys from Belmore a 15-14 victory.