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Pack next play behind closed doors

THE Bulldogs put a week of turmoil behind them and came out pumped against the Parramatta Eels last Thursday night.

They held their own for most of the match, going down by only six points.
Coach Dean Pay praised the Bulldogs who showed lots of “guts and heart” despite the 8-2 loss.
The club was rocked earlier in the week with the standing down of Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor after alleged breaches of the game’s code of conduct, and is now also dealing with the impact of the covid-19 virus.
Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill says the Bulldogs will play Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys at ANZ Stadium behind closed doors with no crowd.
“This decision was made in line with the importance of trying to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.
“As a club we have also acted quickly to make sure we contain the spread of the virus by implementing the following measures: All staff that can work remotely from home will do so for the foreseeable future; we will keep staff at Belmore to a minimum to cover essential requirements only; and all teams, apart from our Top 30, will train away from Belmore from this week,” he said.
“As I’m sure you can appreciate, we are still working through the effects of these decisions on our members, fans and sponsors. All we can do is ask for your patience.
“Sticking together as part of The Pack and finding a way through this situation is crucial at this time. The resilience we have shown, and continue to show, makes me proud to be a Bulldog.”

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