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Canterbury have announced they will take one NRL game to Perth in each of the next three seasons.

Canterbury will take an NRL game to Perth for the next three years as the club plans on where to take home games during the ANZ Stadium redevelopment.

A year after hosting their season-opener at HBF Park, the Bulldogs on Tuesday confirmed the Western Australian venue will be home for one game per year until 2022. 

It comes as the club searches for a temporary home when ANZ Stadium begins its makeover, which is slated to begin after next year’s State of Origin series. 

“With the club enjoying strong support in Perth we have worked closely with the McGowan Government to secure matches at HBF Park for the next three seasons,” Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill said in a statement. 

“HBF Park is an excellent venue for rugby league matches and the Bulldogs are looking forward to the opportunity to continue to grow our footprint in what is a major sporting market.”

The announcement also comes just weeks after a crowd of 59,721 witnessed Origin I played at Optus Stadium.

The Bulldogs have been strongly linked with a move to Bankwest Stadium next season while ANZ Stadium undergoes its renovation.

Canterbury are also expected to keep their traditional lone match at spiritual home ground and headquarters Belmore Sports Ground. 

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The Bulldogs are languishing in 15th on the NRL ladder.

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