Canterbury Bulldogs

Bulldogs v Dragons: Addo-Carr good to go; McCullough returns

In the last four meetings between these sides the Bulldogs have come away with two wins, including a thumping 28-6 victory at Accor Stadium in round 14 last year when Luke Thompson and Josh Jackson ran riot through the middle.

The forwards will again hold the key if Canterbury are to turn their fortunes around and hand interim coach Mick Potter his first victory on what is sure to be an emotional day back at Belmore Sports Ground.

Tigers hold out plucky Bulldogs outfit

The Tigers led 18-0 at halftime but Mick Potter's first half time speech since taking over as Canterbury's interim coach mid week coincided with a dramatic turn around after the break.

The Bulldogs piled on three unanswered tries but the sin-binning of centre Aaron Schoupp for a lifting tackle on Starford To'a turned the game back in favour of the home team, who piled on three late tries to move ahead of their rivals on the ladder.

Wests Tigers v Bulldogs: Naden set for club debut; Addo-Carr to miss

Despite the upheaval the Bulldogs must find a way to turn their form around under interim coach Mick Potter and climb off the bottom of the ladder, while the Tigers are equally desperate after three straight losses.

Sitting 15th and 16th with two wins apiece, both sides head into the Friday night clash under extreme pressure and looking to recapture the buzz that carried them to memorable wins in recent weeks - the Tigers over Parramatta and Souths in round six and seven, and the Dogs over the Roosters in round eight.

Inside Barrett’s final hours at Bulldogs... and the moment that left players ‘stunned’

The Bulldogs issued a statement on Monday confirming the embattled coach had “stood down”, effective immediately.

“We would sincerely like to thank Trent for all of his hard work and effort over the past 18 months in what has been a very difficult time for the Club,” the statement read.

“As this is a challenging time for all parties, the Club would like to respect Trent’s privacy and wish him all the best for the future.”

Clune strikes late to help Knights sink Bulldogs

The return of halfback Adam Clune proved pivotal as the playmaker iced the victory with a sharp solo try in the 76th minute.

The Knights opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Kalyn Ponga knocked over a penalty goal after Paul Vaughan was pinged for a dangerous tackle.

Ponga was heavily involved again eight minutes later when he went down a short side and found Bradman Best who put Edrick Lee over in the corner and the Knights led 6-0.

Bulldogs v Knights: Patolo comes onto bench; Barnett, Clune return

Regardless of where both these sides sit on the ladder, an intriguing clash awaits for two proud clubs who have endured different storylines to start the year but manage to find themselves languishing behind 14 other teams.

The Bulldogs were always going to take time to gel as a unit with a host of new recruits at the club and despite not getting the result against Canberra last start, there are signs Trent Barrett's side are on the rise, albeit slowly.

Croker injured in comeback as Raiders beat Bulldogs

The Raiders dominated with field position and possession for most of the contest but couldn't capitalise on the scoreboard enough early against a gritty Bulldogs outfit who turned the home side away more often than not. 

However, it was a clash the Raiders needed to win after a difficult month of winless results and particularly given they were without star five-eighth Jack Wighton, due to suspension. 

Raiders v Bulldogs: Mass changes for Green Machine; Jackson, Naden return

Canberra's five-game losing streak has come with its flashes of brilliance, messiness and heartache while the Bulldogs jagged their second win of the season over the Roosters last week and will want to ensure it's not a one-off.

It will be the 39th time the sides have played each other since 1998 with the Raiders holding a 20-18 record overall and having won the past five outings between the clubs with victories since 2018.

Addo-Carr in overdrive as Bulldogs stun Roosters

Heading into the game on a six-game losing streak and with their skipper Josh Jackson sidelined by COVID, the Bulldogs dug deep to stun the star-studded Roosters outfit.

The Bulldogs struck the first blow of the night in the 14th minute when Addo-Carr caught the Roosters napping with a short side raid out of dummy half and carried two defenders over the line to score.

Come the 21st minute and 'The Foxx' had a double as he took an intercept on his own 10-metre line and raced 90 metres to touch down and the underdogs were up 10-0.

Bulldogs v Roosters: Jackson, Naden ruled out; Naiqama replaces Tupou

The Saturday evening Accor Stadium clash provides both sides with a chance at redemption after letting winnable games slip in round seven.

For the Bulldogs, who led for half the game against the Broncos until a final quarter capitulation, the message will be around maintaining their efforts for the entire game. 

For the Roosters, who almost ran down the Dragons after being manhandled early after suffering similar early treatment at the hands of the Warriors a week prior, the start will no doubt be the focus.