Canterbury-Bankstown
Bulldogs
4
Parramatta
Eels
20
FULLTIME
2017-08-03T09:50:00Z
ANZ Stadium

Preview

While the Dogs’ season may be all but over, there’s no doubting they’d love than to slow down the high-flying Eels who are on a five-game winning streak and surging towards finals football.

Wins over the Broncos and Storm in recent weeks have seen the Eels climb to sixth on the NRL ladder, thanks in large part to their forward pack who have produced big metres over that span of time.

The Bulldogs will enter the game with a bit of confidence knowing that they pushed the Eels to golden point just over a month ago. Brett Morris’ return will also give the Bulldogs a boost while the Eels go in unchanged with a potential top four spot on the line.

Expect another tight encounter between these two old rivals but it’s too hard to go past the form that the Eels are in.

Eels by 8.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Bulldogs   Eels
1 Tries 3
0 Conversions 2
0 Penalty Goals 2
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Bulldogs   Eels
144 All Runs 179
1,302 All Run Metres 1,696
2 Line Breaks 3
7 Offloads 13

Defense

Bulldogs   Eels
550 Kick Metres 677
0 40/20 0
325 Tackles 321
22 Missed Tackles 25

Discipline

Bulldogs   Eels
7 Penalties Conceded 7
11 Errors 6
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not even surprised we’re getting the same old crap. Des NEEDS to wake up bring in some young guns we have no chnace so why not give Cleeland and some other young guns a chance!

    • I get the frustration, but sometimes it isn’t that simple. I am not sure if it is the case at the dogs, but a lot of the time clubs still can’t give their young guys a chance come the end of the season due to second tier cap restraints.

    • What young guns???? Not one Buldogs player in the recent 16’s, 18’s & 20’s interstate series……..

      Troubled times ahead for the Bulldogs that they wont be able to buy their way out of.

      • I don’t know the Doogies well enough to know what talent you’ve got in waiting. If it’s not much, as per your comments Phoenix, then the Doggie’s best solution would be to buy some for 1-7 (and maybe a 9) positions, and hope you get a gem or 2 from that (cheap, yet to debut young blokes).

        The way I see it you’ve swapped Reynolds for Foran, which is a nice upgrade, but as much as I can’t stand Reynolds, not a huge upgrade, at least not on recent form, and you’ve swapped Kasiano for Woods. That’s a definite upgrade, and I think a very solid one, as I rate Woods, and throw him in a big forward pack, and he’ll get even better. But that appears to be it for next season, assuming you’re already at (or even over) next years cap. and there’s very little (in cap terms) coming off contract (and farming Graham out would leave $ on your books next year).

        I don’t think those 2 upgrades will be enough to turn the Doggies into a force next year, nor do I think a new coach could do much/any better, and would probably do worse looking at what’s on offer. The Doggies need a “where did that kid come from” player or 2 (a new Ponga, French, Cleary type) to change their fortunes.

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