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2020 R18 Fri - Bulldogs 20-32 Sea Eagles @ ANZ

Round 18: Bulldogs v Sea Eagles

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NRL 2020 - Round 18
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Friday 11 September 2020

Kickoff 6pm - Fox


1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Jake Averillo 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Aiden Tolman 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson
Interchange: 14. Brandon Wakeham 15. Renouf To'omaga 16. Matt Doorey 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Dean Britt 20. Tuipulotu Katoa 21. Tim Lafai 23. Chris Smith


1. Tevita Funa 2. Albert Hopoate 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Abbas Miski 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic
Interchange: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Haumole Olakau'atu 19. Luke Metcalf 20. Morgan Boyle 21. Jake Trbojevic


Referees: Matt Noyen
Sideline Officials: Belinda Sharpe, Peter Gough
Video Referees: Steve Clark, Ben Lowe

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Hopefully Manly are completely demoralised after their capitulation against the Tigers and nothing left to play for. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have come within a sniff of victory a few times now- and they have something to play for, still: to offload the wooden spoon in an otherwise forgettable season. Just one real push, one more game where mentally they turn up ready to go all out- and that might be enough for victory.

Meanwhile, up north there's another team whose fans (for years) arrogantly laughed at the various Gold Coast incarnations and the Cowboys pre-JT because "we're the Broncos and we're the pride of Qld- we don't embarrass our fans/ miss the finals/ lose Grand Finals/ collect wooden spoons" etc. Yet the wheel truly does turn, and now the "Pride of Qld" have suffered all of those fates...except for that last one. Somehow they remain in 15th and with games to come against the high-flying Eels and both of their Qld cousins who'd surely love nothing more than to deal one last blow to their hopes of avoiding the most unwanted of prizes.

So all things considered?

C'mon Bulldogs- for the good of rugba league!


Manly, this is your chance to be heroes. Allow the dogs to hand the spoon off to the Broncos.

You can do this, it's something you've been spending the last few weeks preparing for. The last 10 minutes against the Tigers was the perfect dress rehearsal for this game.

Just let the dogs win. If everyone does their part a Broncos spoon could be a reality in our lifetime.


This surely is the last chance Bulldogs have to win a game unless Penrith rest everybody in the last round.
Even supporters of other clubs like to mention us in non-Panthers threads. Seriously though, I don't think they'll rest too many if the winning streak is still intact.


Even supporters of other clubs like to mention us in non-Panthers threads. Seriously though, I don't think they'll rest too many if the winning streak is still intact.

At least it is relevant to the the conversation.

Souths won't be resting anyone next week so if dogs don't win this their only other chance is Penrith not being bothered in the last round.