Two down, 23 to go.

The second round of the 2021 NRL season didn't just provide us with our second set of winners and losers, it raised yet another series of questions.

With each of the league's 16 teams set to do battle again this weekend, we attempted to answer the major issues facing their playing lists and coaches alike.


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Are the alarm bells ringing just yet?

After posting just 16-points in 160-minutes of footy, if they aren't then they probably should be.

If they weren't when Trent Barrett's men trudged off a sodden Bankwest Stadium on Saturday after posting a goose egg, then we aren't sure if they have been reinstalled after last season.

So far in 2021, the Bulldogs – a side desperately lucky not to finish the previous year with another spoon for their kitchen draw – have averaged just eight points for and 30-points against, they may not be as fortunate the second time around.

Set to face fellow strugglers Brisbane on Saturday evening, if Barrett's boys can't buck this trend then 2021 may be a write off already, even after brining in so many new names.

NRL Trial Match - Sharks v Bulldogs
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Nick Cotric of the Bulldogs is tackled during the NRL Trial Match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on February 27, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)