Canterbury Bulldogs Team
The Canterbury Bulldogs (aka 'Bulldogs') are a Canterbury based Rugby League team.
Canterbury recruit Tyrone Phillips has become the third NRL player to be charged by police in as many days following his alleged involvement in a brawl.
Canterbury legend Hazem El Masri has urged coach Des Hasler to resist the temptation to move Josh Morris to fullback permanently as the Bulldogs prepare for life without Ben Barba.
New Brisbane recruit Ben Barba is reportedly set kick-start his Broncos career against Canterbury - the club he walked out on - in a mouth-watering opening to the 2014 NRL season.
Canterbury Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle hopes Josh Morris will re-sign with the NRL club, but brotherly love could convince the star centre to return to St George Illawarra.
Perth could host up to three NRL games next season, with Canterbury the latest team eager to test the waters in Western Australia.
By Liam FitzGibbon CARDIFF, Oct 24 AAP-PA - England have named three Burgess brothers in the squad to face Australia in the rugby league World Cup opener but Canterbury Bulldogs enforcer James Graham was surprisingly left out
Former Canterbury NRL star Reni Maitua will return to the Bulldogs in 2013.
Des Hasler will begin his review of Canterbury's disappointing NRL season immediately, after his side were bundled out of the finals by Newcastle on Sunday.
NRL SECOND ELIMINATION FINAL: Result: Newcastle 22 bt Canterbury 6 at ANZ Stadium
Desperation is the key to NRL success. That's the unorthodox proverb for Canterbury players heading into a finals campaign looking to go one better than last year's grand final berth.
Preview of NRL Finals Week 1 matches (all times AEST):
Coach Des Hasler has faith Canterbury can become the first team to win the NRL from outside the top four as they prepare for Sunday's elimination clash against Newcastle.
Canterbury may have come off second best to elimination final opponents Newcastle twice this season, but coach Des Hasler says NRL finals are a different ball game.
Another big reunion day crowd at Henson Park last Saturday saw the Newtown Jets miss the chance to secure fourth position on the VB NSW Cup competition table.
Teams named for week one of the NRL finals (all times local):
Canterbury Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis never doubted his team would make the NRL finals despite their many on and off-field tribulations and says their expectations are probably greater than last year.
Canterbury Bulldogs Team Details
|Also known as:||Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs|