Bulldogs confirm 2011 trials

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play Grand Finalists St. George-Illawarra and the Sydney Roosters over the space of six days in preparation for NRL season 2011.<br> <br> The Club has a three match trial series for February, starting with a Saturday February 12 hit out against the Roosters at Henson Park, Marrickville.<br> <br> All three grades will be in action on the day, with a Toyota Cup trial between the Bulldogs and Roosters to be followed by a NSW Cup hit out between the Bulldogs and the Newtown Jets. Then the two NRL sides will take the park, at a time to be confirmed.<br> <br> <p>The Bulldogs will also hold a fan day at the ground on the day, making for a full day of entertainment.<br> <br> Six days later on Friday 18 February, the Bulldogs play 2010 NRL Premiers St. George-Illawarra at WIN Stadium in Wollongong. The game will be the Dragons last hit out before flying to the United Kingdom for the World Club Challenge.<br> <br> The Bulldogs then wrap up their on-field preparations for season 2011 with a clash against the Canberra Raiders at Scully Park, Tamworth at 7.30pm on Saturday 26 February.<br> <br> “It’s been some time since we’ve played three trial matches leading into an NRL season, and we think that a full program will prepare us very well for the challenges ahead,” Bulldogs head coach Kevin Moore said.<br> <br> “The three teams we are playing are all high quality. Playing both Grand Finalists six days apart is a bit of a novelty and while there will be bit of chopping and changing with line-ups, it’ll give us a barometer on where we’re at with our preparation.”<br> <br> Tickets for the Tamworth match against the Raiders are already on sale, and are available through the Wests Entertainment Group, or at <a href="http://www.wtlc.com.au/" target="_blank"><strong>www.wtlc.com.au</strong><br> <br> </a>Ticket information for the Roosters and Dragons trials will be announced as it comes to hand.</p> <br>