Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury BulldogsThe Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs arrived on the rugby league scene in 1935 with immediate success. The Bulldogs are well known for their dominance of the 1980s – a decade in which they won four premierships, as well as a very strong run in the early 2000s.

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2017 was a bad year for the Bulldogs. A miserable run of 11 losses in 14 games from April through August saw them well off finals contention. Despite an encouraging three-game winning run to end the season, coach Des Hasler was shown the door at season’s end with two years to run on his contract.

Senior coach: Dean Pay
Captain: TBC
2017 finish: 11th
Premierships: 1938, 1942, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004

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2018 Team List
Josh Cleeland, Adam Elliott, Greg Eastwood, Ryamond Faitala-Mariner, Asipeli Fine, Matt Frawley, Danny Fualalo, Kieran Foran, Kerrod Holland, Will Hopoate, Josh Jackson, David Klemmer, Brenko Lee, Michael Lichaa, Rhyse Martin, Moses Mbye, Marcelo Montoya, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Ofahiki Ogden, Tyrone Phillips, Clay Priest, Reimis Smith, Chase Stanley, Francis Tualau, Aiden Tolman, Renouf Toomaga, Adam Woods, Zach Woolford

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Canterbury Bulldogs Articles

Where are all the Bulldogs’ supporters?

Where are all the Bulldogs’ supporters?

by , 6 Jan 2018

The 2017 season was a strange one for Canterbury, consistently in the headlines and for all the wrong reasons.

Let the Bulldogs’ rebuild begin

Let the Bulldogs’ rebuild begin

by , 25 Oct 2017

With an annual general meeting looming at the kennel in the New Year, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have much planning, thinking and adjusting to do ahead of 2018.

Dean Pay becomes Canterbury’s new top dog

by , 28 Sep 2017

Canterbury have turned to former captain Dean Pay to lead them back to premiership glory after confirming a two-year deal for him to be head coach on Thursday.

Ray Dib cleans out the Bulldog kennel – timely or terminal?

Ray Dib cleans out the Bulldog kennel – timely or terminal?

by , 21 Sep 2017

Chairman Ray Dib has made a concentrated bid to return the Bulldogs to the halcyon days of a family club set up by Peter Moore in the late sixties to mid eighties.

Mason’s Dogs warning: Don’t bring in Madge

Mason’s Dogs warning: Don’t bring in Madge

by , 21 Sep 2017

Willie Mason has warned Canterbury against hiring axed South Sydney coach Michael Maguire to replace Des Hasler, or else risk finding themselves in the same hole again.

There are only two men who can bring back the Bulldogs’ bite

There are only two men who can bring back the Bulldogs’ bite

by , 20 Sep 2017

Des Hasler and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have officially parted ways, effective immediately, vacating the role of head coach at Belmore.

Todd Payten a shock candidate to become top Dog

by , 20 Sep 2017

Todd Payten could loom as a shock candidate to replace Des Hasler at Canterbury after the veteran coach was sacked.

Dragons drop the ball, beaten by Bulldogs

Dragons drop the ball, beaten by Bulldogs

by , 3 Sep 2017

St George have missed the top eight after being upset 26-20 by a spirited Bulldogs team in a see-sawing match at ANZ Stadium.

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canterbury Bulldogs Highlights: NRL scores, blog

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canterbury Bulldogs Highlights: NRL scores, blog

by , 3 Sep 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: St George have missed the top eight after being upset 26-20 by a spirited Bulldogs team in a see-sawing match at ANZ Stadium.

“Contracted players are going to have to move on”: Bulldogs skipper James Graham

“Contracted players are going to have to move on”: Bulldogs skipper James Graham

by , 30 Aug 2017

Reports of a St George Illawarra deal may be premature but Canterbury captain James Graham admits he faces a tricky career decision ahead of Sunday’s NRL clash with the Dragons.


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