Bulldogs Look To Regain Bite

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Josh Morris is one of the Bulldogs main attacking weapons. Picture: Getty Images/heraldsun.com.au
Last 5 Meetings

Round 19 2012 - Canterbury Bulldogs 32 d Parramatta Eels 12 at ANZ Stadium
Round 9 2012 – Canterbury Bulldogs 46 d Parramatta Eels 12 at ANZ Stadium
Round 20 2011 – Canterbury Bulldogs 8 d Parramatta Eels 7 at ANZ Stadium
Round 6 2011 – Canterbury Bulldogs 34 d Parramatta Eels 14 at ANZ Stadium
Round 20 2010 – Parramatta Eels 32 d Canterbury Bulldogs 16 at ANZ Stadium

Current Form

Eels – W
Bulldogs – L

Parramatta  could hardly have made a better start under new boss Ricky Stuart last week, thrashing the New Zealand Warriors 40-10 and they will be confident of scoring another win in round two after the Dogs  were well held by North Queensland. Big guns Chris Sandow and Jarryd Hayne starred for the Eels last Saturday and another big performance from that pair could be enough to see off the Bulldogs, who are still missing several important players due to injuries.

1st Tryscorer – New South Wales fullback Jarryd Hayne  is without a doubt one of the most electrifying players in the competition when on song and he certainly was at his best against New Zealand last week, crossing for a hat-trick of tries. If he is in the same sort of mood at ANZ Stadium he will cause all sorts of problems for the Dogs.

Despite being named on the wing against the Cowboys, youngster Drury Low  lined up at fullback on Saturday night and his first game for Canterbury was a good one. The 22 year-old will have taken a lot of confidence from his first top grade game for some time and is a more than handy replacement for Barba at the back.

Prediction – As hard as it is to believe on the basis of what we saw from these clubs last season, Parramatta will honestly believe that they can upset the Bulldogs in this match. Despite going down to North Queensland by 12 points last week however, Canterbury didn’t play too badly and they can bounce back to record their fifth win on the trot against the Eels. Canterbury Bulldogs 1-12

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