Canterbury’s depressing start to the season has reached historical stages after a 38-0 loss to South Sydney made their 16 aspects scored in four games the worst tally in almost a century.
On Friday afternoon the Bulldogs turned staunch the 2d team in NRL historical previous to lose three straight games with out scoring a level, with Cronulla in mid-2014 the handiest other aspect to toddle as low.
It has now been 244 minutes of football for the reason that Bulldogs scored a wrestle Newcastle in spherical one, having since been held to zip in opposition to Penrith and Brisbane.
It is some distance the worst start to an NRL-generation season after four rounds, and their 16 aspects from four games is the fewest in almost a century since Glebe scored staunch 12 in 1928.
On the different hand it’s not for the lack of trying by coach Trent Barrett’s team, with three tries going begging in opposition to the Rabbitohs within the annual Correct Friday clash at Stadium Australia.
“Our attack is pedestrian, but we fabricate no longer back ourselves within the classic errors we’re making,” Barrett mentioned.
“That is one segment of our game that must present a enhance to 100 per cent, but aspects approach on the abet of varied things.
“Lots of things have to happen to salvage all the way in which thru the tryline, appropriate groups staunch fabricate no longer let you acquire.
“I know what’s adverse with our attack but that just will not be any longer the dialogue board to focus on it.”
The match got off to a dreadful start for the Bulldogs when Lachlan Lewis remained on the self-discipline for a region regardless of stumbling out of a form out and struggling to salvage to his feet.
Lewis turned into once wobbly after trying to kind out Josh Mansour six minutes in but turned into once no longer straight away taken from the self-discipline where he failed a HIA.
After per week of elevated consideration on the NRL’s concussion protocols and the proposed introduction of an 18th man it turned into once a dejected stare the sport and Barrett admitted they got it adverse.
“He can also collected appreciate approach off straight away, we realise that,” Barrett mentioned.
Even despite the proven truth that it turned into once one-sided, the 23,340 fans who showed up were handled to electric attack from the Rabbitohs, with Damien Cook dinner, Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell on fire.
Cook dinner shredded the Bulldogs’ soft defence all the way in which thru the ruck constructing advance-identical tries for Walker’s double, one in every half of.
The nifty five-eighth turned into once fascinating again later when he chipped for the nook for Alex Johnston to immoral with 20 minutes to head, whereas Mitchell and Adam Reynolds also got on the board leisurely.
Walker will likely be in sizzling water, despite the proven truth that, for elbowing Bulldogs fullback Cut Meaney within the pinnacle as effectively as throwing Kyle Flanagan to the flooring off the ball, sparking a melee mid-way thru the 2d half of.
“I will overview the treatment he is taking,” Bennett mentioned of Walker’s fiery capability, insisting he didn’t stare the Meaney incident.
“There turned into once obviously something occurring there. He had the offended capsules in as of late.”
The Rabbitohs appreciate now gained three straight and can face Brisbane on Thursday evening.