Rugby League

Canterbury Bulldogs

Why Bennett's the last man Des wants to see

You again?: Des Hasler's winning record against Wayne Bennett isn't flash.

Des Hasler has virtually had the measure of every NRL coach he will come up against this season, but Wayne Bennett is the last man he will want to see riding into town with speculation about his future intensifying.

We won't sack Hasler mid-season, declares Bulldogs boss

Still the man, for now: Bulldogs coach Des Hasler remains in talks with the club about his future.

Canterbury CEO Raelene Castle has slammed suggestions the club is in contract talks with Ivan Cleary or any other coach other than Des Hasler and guaranteed the embattled premiership-winning mentor will see out the year with the Bulldogs.

Robinson douses Keary plaudits

Man of the match: Luke Keary.

He could be the buy of the season and won man of the match honours, but it didn't stop Luke Keary from being caught in Roosters coach Trent Robinson's crosshairs after the Tricolours recorded their best ever start under the premiership-winning coach.