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 Canterbury Bulldogs
Next Game: The Season has finished
Dogs need to be mentally tougher: Woods
19 Mar 2018
Canterbury stars Aaron Woods and Michael Lichaa have pinpointed the issues behind their disappointing 0-2 start to the NRL season.

Canterbury star Aaron Woods has urged his teammates to be mentally tougher as they seek to turnaround their winless start to the NRL season.

Rookie coach Dean Pay was left frustrated after watching his team concede 30 points for the second consecutive week in Friday's loss to Sydney Roosters.

Woods says the team needs to find a way to stop the bleeding during games.

"We've got to be a bit more mentally tougher with things that we do," Woods said on Monday.

"We had (the Roosters) under the pump for a fair bit, we were going set for set and just to let a soft try in, you just think, 'How are we back in this situation?'

"As a group we've got to be tougher and find our way out of those sorts of situations and I think we've got to have plans in place for things when those things do happen."

Hooker Michael Lichaa narrowed their defensive problems down to fifth-tackle options, when opposition teams go on the counter from deep in their own territory.

Three of the Roosters' five tries came from inside their own half - a problem Lichaa said spilled over from their round-one defeat to Melbourne.

"They're not just rolling through us and getting down on our line or anything like that. It's just one lapse in defence and they're running the field," Lichaa said.

"It happened about three times in the first half they scored from their own half.

"Melbourne as well, they scored three full-field tries as well, so it's pretty frustrating. They're things we've got to fix up, kick cross field and they catch and run the field.

"Things like that are pretty frustrating, so we've got to get it right."

Despite their slow start to the season, Woods said it was important the playing group remain upbeat about their ability to turn things around.

Of the 38 teams in the past decade who have started 0-2, only 11 of them have made the finals.

"If you want to come in dragging your head, other players are going to react, they're going to do the same thing. You've got come in, be upbeat; you've got to be positive," he said.

"(North Queensland) Cowboys were (0-3) and they won a grand final. So there's a bit of light there."

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Last Game: The Bulldogs won against the Sydney City Roosters 32 - 26 at Telstra Stadium, Australia (5429 days ago)  game results here
 Canterbury Bulldogs Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 17 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 50 
 Total Goals: 37 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 613 
 Total Points Against: 568 
 Leagues the Canterbury Bulldogs are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1998 Trials, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 Bartercard Cup, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Braith Anasta, Brent Sherwin, Corey Hughes, Darrell Trindall, Darren Smith, Dennis Scott, Gavin Lester, Glen Hughes, Hazem El Masri, Jamie Feeney, Luke Patten, Mark O'Meley, Nigel Vagana, Paul Rauhihi, Steve Price, Steve Reardon, Tony Grimaldi, Travis Norton, Willie Mason, Willie Talau,

 Players in 2001
Adam Peek, Adam Perry, Barry Ward, Brett Howland, Craig Polla-Mounter, Darren Britt, David Thompson, Royce Simms, Shane Marteene, Shane Perry, Steven Hughes, Steven Price, Troy Stone,

 Players in 2000
. Mason, Brad Clyde, Daryl Halligan, Jason Hetherington, Nathan Sologinkin, Reardon Steve, Ricky Stuart, Rod Silva,

 Players in 1999
Luke Stuart, Mitch Healey, Robert Relf,
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Last Results

Friday, 9 May, 2003
Canterbury 32
Sydney City 26

Friday, 2 May, 2003
Canterbury 18
Warriors 12

Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Canberra 26
Canterbury 22

Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
St George 24
Canterbury 14

Friday, 11 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 12
Canterbury 6

Friday, 4 Apr, 2003
Canterbury 30
Parramatta 10

Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 38
Wests Tigers 6

Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
Warriors 24
Canterbury 20

Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 34
South Sydney 26

Friday, 6 Sep, 2002
Canterbury 25
Brisbane 18

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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