Posted March 15, 2019 07:09:24The NRL’s Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been a thorn in the side of the Eels this season, with the Eel players not playing on a consistent basis in 2017 and missing the finals.
The Bulldogs are currently sixth in the NRL ladder with only one win from seven games, while the Eelt have lost three of their last five.
The Eels are still searching for their first grand final appearance since 2000 and have yet to win a game in 2017.
It is not the first time the Eeders have been at loggerheads with the Bulldogs this season.
The two sides met on the weekend and were not able to come to an agreement on a deal to play in the Holden Cup, a competition which was previously played between the Bulldogs and Eels.
The Storm’s Josh Addo-Carr and the Rabbitohs’ Kyle Turner have also been at each other’s throats this season but it is the Bulldogs who have been in the hot seat for most of this season after their disappointing start.
The Dogs are one win away from their first win since 2014 and have only lost three games in their last eight matches.
The Rabbitohts have been struggling in 2017, losing five of their six games.
They are one of two clubs to have lost five games in a row since Round 7, and have been without star halfback Josh Reynolds.
The NRL is looking to make a big splash in the upcoming Holden Cup finals in Canberra and it has been rumoured the Bulldogs could be part of the process.
But there is plenty more on the table for both sides and there could be a shakeup at the Bulldogs to start 2018.