Trent Barrett press conference, video, Bulldogs vs Knights, results, reaction, Tevita Pangai Junior, Matt Dufty

Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett admitted Friday’s 16-6 loss was beginning to really feel “like a damaged file” by tying the Knights to errors.

The Bulldogs loved their most fun win in recent times in opposition to the Roosters two weeks in the past, however have been rapidly again on the earth with back-to-back lackluster performances.

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They recovered from 13 errors and completed with about 66 p.c completion price in opposition to the Knights. Additionally they missed 24 interceptions in opposition to Newcastle’s 9.

However remarkably, the Canines have been within the recreation till the ultimate 5 minutes, when Adam Clune recorded one of many best tries you will ever see.

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A pessimistic Barrett advised reporters he believed the efficiency was “not ok” and that he “summarized” the group’s season.

“I believe he in all probability summed up the non-essential errors all 12 months lengthy and the finishes set at crucial instances. They’re courageous they usually work arduous, however that is not sufficient to win you video games,” he mentioned.

“Till we study to chop the person errors we make, construct the strain and hit the best shot on the proper time…

“I am like a damaged file at press conferences as a result of each week is identical. Not ok.”

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A few of the well-known members of the Canines started to be requested questions. Matt Burton’s kicking recreation triggered complications for the Knights and Josh Addo-Carr tried arduous, however Matt Dufty and Tevita Pangai Junior left quite a bit to be desired.

Dufty’s electrical operating recreation was missing, whereas Pangai Junior performed Barrett for under 46 minutes, the reasoning behind it was as a result of he thought the striker appeared “somewhat drained at instances”.

The 2 have been additionally the principle culprits within the Clune trial.

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“I believe all people does,” Barrett mentioned when requested if new hires ought to step up.

“I am not going to spotlight any people, I simply thought we made too many errors and it was very troublesome for ourselves,” he added.

“I believe everybody ought to take care of themselves.”

With Friday’s loss, the Bulldogs turned the primary group to fail to attain 100 factors of their first 10 video games since South Queensland in 1996.

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Josh Jackson, captain of the Bulldogs, has been with the membership in each good and unhealthy instances.

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