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Canterbury coach Trent Barrett has instructed his facet to deal with the massive males in defence higher after shedding the territorial battle within the 32-10 loss to Parramatta.
Trent Barrett has implored Canterbury to higher deal with the massive males in defence after they have been clearly out-muscled within the loss to Parramatta.
The Bulldogs have been belted within the territorial battle on Saturday evening, compelled to attend till the 54th minute to have a play-the-ball inside Parramatta’s 20-metre zone.
Simply 34 per cent of the ball was performed within the Eels’ half, because the Bulldogs fell behind 16-0 early and a short second-half fightback resulted in a 32-10 loss.
And whereas it’s clear Barrett’s males have taken steps ahead from the facet flogged for 3 straight weeks between rounds two and 4, he admitted there was nonetheless a gulf at school between them and one of the best..
“That was fairly noticeable tonight. We’ve simply received to maintain working exhausting, that gained’t change,” Barrett mentioned.
“It was off the again of our defence. They rolled us down the sector fairly simply.
“The distinction in the place we have been bringing the ball off our line all half as to the place we have been turning the ball over for them was chalk and cheese.
“Finally, you get harm on the again of that. However people didn’t deal with properly sufficient.”
It’s no secret Barrett nonetheless has his work lower out turning the Bulldogs round.
Saturday’s loss marked the second straight yr they’ve slumped to a 1-7 file, whereas they gained simply two of their opening eight video games in 2018 and 2019.
Whereas assault has been their greatest concern lately, they’re nonetheless conceding greater than 30 factors per sport this yr to take a seat final on the ladder.
“Defence is an perspective,” Barrett mentioned.
“Bodily you have a look at the 2 groups (Canterbury and Parramatta) subsequent to one another, we’re giving a good bit away.
“They’re an enormous facet, they’re within the high two or three groups within the comp for a motive.
“We didn’t deal with them.”