[2019] R20 Bulldogs v Panthers - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information #NRLBulldogsPanthers

:rugby_football: Match Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday 3rd August 2019 5:30pm
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:stadium: Gates Open Gates Open 1:15pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches CCN Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers @ 3:15pm
JFC Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers @ 1:30pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Mostly Sunny 19°C (<1% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [LIVE]
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:kayo: Kayo Sports [LIVE]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: 2GB Sydney 873AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Canterbury Bulldogs 16 Tries Reimis Smith, Nick Meaney, Jack Cogger
Goals Kerrod Holland (2/5)
Penrith Panthers 8 Tries Brent Naden
Goals Nathan Cleary (2/2)

:rugby_football: Canterbury Cup NSW | Full Time

Canterbury Bulldogs 26 Tries Jayden Okunbor (2), Fa’amanu Brown, Connelly Leumelu, Toa Mata’afa
Goals Fa’amanu Brown (3/5)
Penrith Panthers 22 Tries William Burns (2), Spencer Leniu, Sione Katoa
Goals Jed Cartwright (3/4)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 26 Tries Jake Tago, Glenn McGrady, Justin Jones, Charlie Staines, Luke Geary
Goals Brendan Hands (4/5)
Canberra Raiders 26 Tries Jake Averillo (2), Frank Kuresa, Alex Seve, Frank Kuresa
Goals Jake Averillo (4/5)

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Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg Cup
:rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers :rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers :rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers
:clock3: Saturday 3/8 5.30pm :clock3: Saturday 3/8 3.15pm :clock3: Saturday 3/8 1.30pm
:stadium: Bankwest Stadium :stadium: Bankwest Stadium :stadium: Bankwest Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Caleb Aekins 1. Charlie Staines
2. Josh Mansour 2. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 2. Justin Jones
3. Dean Whare 3. Stephen Crichton 3. Jake Tago
4. Brent Naden 4. Jed Cartwright 4. Shannon Harris
5. Brian To’O 5. Matheson Johns 5. Glenn Mcgrady
6. James Maloney 6. Matt Burton 6. Adam Fearnley
7. Nathan Cleary 7. Dean Blore 7. Brendan Hands
8. James Tamou (C) 8. Spencer Leniu 8. John Trimboli
9. Mitch Kenny 9. Sione Katoa 9. Ryan Pritchard
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Kaide Ellis 10. Lindsay Smith
11. Liam Martin 11. Billy Burns 11. Alex Myles
12. Frank Winterstein 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 12. Terrell May
13. Isaah Yeo 13. Hame Sele 13. J’Maine Hopgood (C)
14. Wayde Egan 14. Reed Izzard 14. Maurice Trindall
15. Jarome Luai 15. Sam Mckendry 15. Ratu Nanovo
16. Moses Leota 16. Pat Hollis 16. Jayden Tanner
17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 17. Nick Lui-Toso 17. Luke Geary
18. Spencer Leniu 18. Paea Pua 18. Nitoa Kairu
19. Jed Cartwright
20. Stephen Crichton
21. Hame Sele
Coach: Ivan Cleary Coach: Guy Missio Coach: Ben Harden

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Ben Cummins TBA TBA
Belinda Sharpe - -
Sideline Official Jeff Younis TBA TBA
Drew Oultram TBA TBA
Video Referee Steve Clark - -
Bryan Norrie - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2019 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ben Cummins 2006 (2/3) 66.66% (17/46) 36.96% 180 178.5 1.01
Belinda Sharpe 2019 (0/0) 0.00% (0/0) 0.00% 0 0 0.00

Note: Belinda Sharpe Panthers officiating debut.

Gotta say I’m not a fan of Wade Egan. I know a few in here wrap him but I find he plays selfish first then team second. I watched the replay of Sunday and 99% of his dummy half play was about him first, ie look to run, look to get fancy, go himself then pass.

For mine, he knows he is in TV

Not Good

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thats an interesting view but i think technically he is too “erect” and is not really focussed at dummy half when he needs to be and his “go to” play of barging over from dummy half worked when he was in lower grades but at NRL level he needs more to his game

Martin should be better this week and he needs to be.

Bulldogs will not be a given and hope we don’t think we have this won…they will be tough and with only 6 rounds left we need to win them all


Your right as well SBF he doesn’t give from the ground, that is a quality dummy half trait, those extra second/s mean everything when your attacking.

What puzzles he is why we are running with Luai & Egan on the bench. Surely we would be better dropping one of them & putting another prop or back rower on the bench.

Or Jed Cartwright on the bench :wink:

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I would have thought so, too. But Egan & Luai have been on the bench the last few games and it generally seems to have worked ok.

Agree with SBF & Kevin re Egan. I don’t think he’s egotistical, but his service from dummy half could be better. Kenny’s is better than Egan’s, but his could also be sharper, IMHO.

Fingers crossed for a win today - we need to get back on the horse after last week. I’m a bit nervous about this game actually, whether we can recapture the winning momentum we built up over 7 weeks. The Knights were on a winning run earlier in the year, lost one & fell in a heap. Don’t want the same thing to happen to us, and the Dogs will not lie down. It’ll be a tough game.

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you have to believe Luai is clears choice for our 6 next year i guess he has to be in the squad

i would agree drop egan for another forward because luau can play at dummy half

i don’t see egan hurting anyone in defence or worrying them in attack

and after results this weekend we need to win

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We are 1-17. Have to admit I’m disappointed that Leniu isn’t being given a crack today, it would be good to get a run under his belt in case we need him in the finals.

I understand the bench concerns, however maybe a bette rides next week would be to rest Kenny and give Egan 80 minutes.

Kenny is only young and no doubt still getting used to the rigors of first grade.

He came back better after his spell a few rounds ago.

seen better park football !!!

i agree this is a shocker
why would you take a kick for goal when they are a man down?

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We need to learn how to create opportunities in the 20. We should be up by 20 with the amount of ball we have had on their line.

Once again I have a question mark over an opposition try - that last pass was a good 2m forward & there was no way it went back out of the hands.

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We need to settle and not let our emotions get the better of us.

If I was coach - “yes you’ve got a few hits on DWZ now get out and play football”

Unless we get our heads in order this is going to go similar to when we play Moylen and the sharks.

We’re a better team than this - get your minds in order!

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was a forward pass make no mistake but what got us there?

a mistake by us
to be honest we are terrible

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over 8 weeks ago i predicted this game would our only win as were that bad but the dogs were worse

hate to say it but we will lose this and that says how bad we are tonight

its only 10-8 with 30 to go but we had better wake up or the year is gone

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last week he tried to bat it dead, missed.
this week he tried to pick it up, missed.
Naden needs a brain transfusion.

The bunker are officially cheats

now cogger ran from a scrum to score…we are worse than terrible