Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 2019 NRL Season Preview & Analysis

The Bulldogs can only improve on what was a reality-check of a season in 2018.

Mon, 25 Feb, 12:00 AM

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs


Finished in 2018: 12th (8 wins, 16 losses)

Key ins: Jack Cogger & Nick Meaney (Knights), Christian Chrichton (Panthers), Corey Harawira-Naera (Panthers), Sauaso Sue (Wests Tigers), Dylan Napa (Roosters)

Key outs: Josh Morris (Sharks), Brett Morris (Roosters), David Klemmer (Knights), Matt Frawley (Huddersfield), Greg Eastwood (Newtown)

Coach: Dean Pay

Captain(s): Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson


Summary: The Bulldogs clean-up is well underway. All stock must go, and whoever hasn’t gone, likely won’t be there too much longer. Handicapped by Des Hasler’s poor cap management in years past, the Bulldogs have to buy-low and young for the next couple of years. Heavy expectations will be on the shoulders of Keiran Foran and Aaron Woods to lead a relatively inexperienced pack. Marcelo Montoya and Raymond Faitala-Mariner are just a couple of young talents who need to step up in a big way to share the load of what season 2019 will bring on this once proud rugby league team.


Key stat: The Bulldogs ranked #1 in conversion % in 2018.

Round 1: Warriors v Bulldogs 

Saturday, 16 March, 4:00 PM – Mt Smart Stadium

New Zealand Warriors logo New Zealand Warriors   –  $1.55*  
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs logo Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – $2.75*


2019 Premiership odds: $51* with Sportsbet

Best Dally M Chance: Keiran Foran

Prediction: Bulldogs to finish with Least Wins (Wooden Spoon) ($4.00* with Sportsbet)


*Prices correct at time of publishing

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