Rugby League

Canterbury Bulldogs

Panthers lobby for full week of rest before finals

Concerns: Penrith want a decent break before the finals.

The Panthers will lobby the NRL to play its first finals match on a Sunday in order to be given adequate rest after wrapping up the regular season, in a move which could create scheduling havoc for potential finals opponents the Bulldogs.

Thurston shines on Belmore 'homecoming'

Highs and Lowes: Johnathan Thurston congratulates Ethan Lowe on one of his two tries at Belmore.

It was supposed to be all about the Bulldogs, but former Canterbury half Johnathan Thurston once again had the Belmore fans ruing the club's decision to let him leave in 2004.

Kasiano takes early plea over Parker kick

Bloodied: Corey Parker after being kicked in the face by Sam Kasiano.

The Bulldogs won't roll the dice and fight a two-game ban dished out to enforcer Sam Kasiano for kicking Broncos veteran Corey Parker in the head, despite teammates arguing his innocence on Monday.

Kasiano's 'Bad Friday' antics could come back to bite him

Moment of madness: Sam Kasiano lashes out.

Sam Kasiano's suspension for kneeing the head of Isaac Luke during last year's "Bad Friday" clash threatens to rub the Bulldogs brute out of the first week of the finals should Canterbury fight his controversial kicking out at Corey Parker at the NRL judiciary.

Are the Bulldogs contenders or pretenders?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs palms off Dylan Walker of Manly during the round 23 NRL match ...

The Bulldogs’ forwards play like halves. The Bulldogs’ halves play like fullbacks. For most of the game, the fullback looks like the third wheel at a romantic dinner for two.

Coaches want end to golden point

Manly coach Trent Barrett.

Rival coaches Des Hasler and Trent Barrett both called on the NRL to review the golden point format after Thursday night's crucial clash between Manly and the Bulldogs descended into a lottery.

Perrett to retire at end of season

Calling time: Sam Perrett of the Bulldogs.

Sam Perrett is the latest player to finish up at Canterbury at the end of the season after announcing he will retire at the end of the season.