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The most intriguing matchup of the round is saved until last as the stumbling Bulldogs take on the resurging Panthers.

The Panthers have won two in a row and desperately need to build on that momentum in a bid to surge into the top eight. There are several reshuffles in the line up this week, with Dylan Edwards coming into the side at fullback which sees Matt Moylan slot into the halves (following Bryce Cartwright’s injury) to pair with Nathan Cleary. Josh Mansour also comes into the side to strengthen their edge while Mitch Rein comes in for his first game as a Panther.

These changes could prove a handful for the Bulldogs who have lost their last three matches, who welcome back their Origin players in Brett Morris, David Klemmer and Josh Jackson.

A heart-breaking loss last week demoted them to 11th on the ladder – below the Panthers – and Des Hasler will no doubt be preparing them for a more all round performance this week. James Graham has been named despite not finishing the game last week.

The Panthers start as the favourite with both sides desperate for a win with a tough run ahead in the coming weeks.

The changes the Panthers have made could bring about their downfall but we’ll back them in to get the points.

Panthers by 4.

Team Lists

Team Lists

Team Stats

Scoring Plays

Bulldogs   Panthers
Tries 7
Conversions 5
Penalty Goals
Field Goals


Bulldogs   Panthers
142 All Runs 185
1,044 All Run Metres 1,684
1 Line Breaks 8
5 Offloads 14


Bulldogs   Panthers
379 Kick Metres 470
303 Tackles 249
48 Missed Tackles 22


Bulldogs   Panthers
12 Penalties Conceded 7
10 Errors 7
1 Sin Bin
Send Offs

Player Stats

Top Kick Metres

Nathan Cleary343
Moses Mbye223
Matt Moylan99
Matt Frawley73
Michael Lichaa40




  1. OK, everyone knows that the Dogs had a significant injury list in this game, but watching it on TV I could barely believe it was the Dogs. Totally ineffective in attack and totally weak in defence. Reeked of a club with significant issues.

    • hey drew, do you think they jumped the gun a bit early to resign Des and that the wrong “chief” is leaving?

      • Yes Billy, I do find it intriguing that so much effort is being put into propping up Dessie as coach, when he has clearly has failed to deliver on reasonable expectations over the past 6 years. Two GFs, sure, but no one cares who loses and the Dogs are going backwards in 2017.

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