Canterbury Bulldogs

How James Graham gave an 11-year-old boy a grand final memory he'll cherish forever

Daniel Lane   Losing  the NRL grand final may have been one of the lowest points of James Graham's career but the fearless Canterbury prop overcame his disappointment to provide an 11-year-old boy with a gift he'll treasure forever.

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Canterbury Bulldogs facing $50,000 fine for grand final late arrival

Des Hasler.

Roy Masters   Canterbury will be fined a minimum of $50,000 for arriving five minutes late onto the field for the start of the grand final on Sunday.

Canterbury Bulldogs prop James Graham's head-on defence gets green light

Hard, but fair: Former referee Bill Harrigan says there's nothing wrong with James Graham's tackling technique.

Daniel Lane   Former NRL referee Bill Harrigan, who officiated at a record 10 NRL grand finals, said there was nothing wrong with Canterbury enforcer James Graham's tackling technique after suggestions were made that he used his head as a weapon in Sunday's grand final.

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NRL Grand Final: South Sydney win first title in 43 years with victory over Canterbury Bulldogs

Brothers in arms: The Rabbitohs celebrate George Burgess' try which opened the floodgates.

Michael Chammas   South Sydney have won their first premiership in 43 years with a dramatic 26-6 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

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NRL Grand Final: Team history repeats with the crack of a cheekbone

The Rabbitohs celebrate their victory.

Phil Gould   There are a few things I will really remember about grand final 2014.

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Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler admits South Sydney Rabbitohs were too good

Outmuscled: Canterbury prop James Graham and his forward pack were beaten in the middle by South Sydney.

Michael Carayannis   Canterbury coach Des Hasler lamented his side's poor starts to each half labelling his team as "untidy" in the opening exchanges in starts to the game.

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NRL Grand Final 2014: South Sydney Rabbitohs won't have to wait 43 years for next premiership

Keeping the Bulldogs at arm's length: Greg Inglis.

Brad Walter   South Sydney fans may have had to wait 43 years for the club to win its 21st premiership, but it is unlikely to be that long before the Rabbitohs do it again.

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Dummy half Apisai Koroisau gets second wind after a Kurt gee-up

Apisai Koroisau celebrates Adam Reynolds' late try.

Michael Carayannis   A sideline spell was enough to spark Apisai Koroisau to life as his second stint on the field helped sway the NRL grand final in South Sydney’s favour.

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Souths Sydney reject Tim Lafai set to make Bunnies pay in NRL grand final

The one that got away: Tim Lafai.

Adrian Proszenko   When Tim Lafai scored in his NRL debut against South Sydney three years ago, it hurt the Rabbitohs.

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Rabbitohs skipper John Sutton hoping to complete worst to first climb with Rabbitohs

One step from glory: Souths skipper John Sutton.

Michael Carayannis   Before there were Armani suits and altitude training camps, South Sydney skipper John Sutton was just happy to be part of a club he described as "behind".

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Canterbury can add $1 million to coffers with grand final win

Standing in: Co-captain Trent Hodkinson.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis   Canterbury's coffers are due to swell by $1 million if they can turn their unlikely run to the grand final into premiership success.

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Being there for his players is Des Hasler's greatest strength

"Our culture [at Canterbury] is built around two key cornerstones. One is respect, the other is accountability": Hasler.

Daniel Lane   From the very early days, there’s been madness in Hasler’s method.

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Calmer than before the Storm: Canterbury Bulldogs keep their cool for NRL grand final

"I feel it's a much more calmer feel around the boys": Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dymock.

Michael Carayannis   The Bulldogs are much calmer than two years ago, says assistant coach Jim Dymock, who draws parallels with the side of 1994-95 that lost a premiership decider before taking out the grand final the next season.

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NRL grand final: South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury Bulldogs epitomise a crisis-driven sport

Roy Masters dinkus Dinkus

Roy Masters   The NRL is a never-ending soap opera where blow-ups are measured in mega-tonnes.

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Five-eighth Josh Reynolds embraces Canterbury Bulldogs' multicultural community

Affinity: Josh Reynolds with Bulldogs fans at Belmore this week.

Chris Barrett   Josh Reynolds has heard it from his house in Belmore most nights this week. The drums, the chanting, the car horns and the dancing.

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Canterbury Bulldogs become an agent for unity in a community plagued by fear and suspicion

United by their differences: James Graham with supporters at the club’s fan day on Tuesday.

Chris Barrett   When three rugby league fans were removed from the grandstand at a semi-final at Allianz Stadium two weeks ago, they were asked by police about their use of their mobile phones, which another spectator had thought was suspicious.

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Bulldogs ramp up bid to keep Trent Hodkinson

Trent Hodkinson

Adrian Proszenko   Canterbury have no intention of letting Trent Hodkinson go onto the open market.

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James Graham and Sam Burgess and the battles of Britain

Man of many skills: Sam Burgess.

Michael Chammas takes a look at the four confrontations between Sam Burgess and James Graham ahead of the finale on Sunday night.

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Steve Price can share the pain with top Dog Michael Ennis

Bulldogs great Steve Price lifts the trophy with Andrew Ryan in 2004.

Steve Price can’t help but regret NRL grand final day 2004, and it will be that way for the former Canterbury captain until the day he dies.

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