2006 Bulldogs RLFC season

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The 2006 Bulldogs RLFC season was the 72nd in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2006 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 2nd (out of 15). They went on to come within one match of the grand final but were knocked out by eventual premiers the Brisbane Broncos.

Season summary[edit]

The Bulldogs lost a tight match in round 1 against the 2003 premiers Penrith Panthers 24-22. The Bulldogs only lost 4 games in the first half of the season. Played 12, Won 8, Lost 4, Byes 1. The Bulldogs biggest up set in the first half of the season was when they played Newcastle Knights at EnergyAustralia Stadium in round 3 they lost 46-22. The Bulldogs most strongest performance in the first half of the season was in round 2 against Wests Tigers they defeated them 47-12. The Bulldogs second half of the season was the same as the first Played 12, Won 8 Lost 4 Byes 1. In round 13 Hazem El Masri became the top scored tries for the Bulldogs. The old record was 123 which was set by Terry Lamb. Hazem currently holds it with 128 tries. Hazem El Masri was only 4 point shy of hitting the 300 mark again in total point in a season as he did in 2004 with 342points. The Bulldogs went into the final on the back of some poor performances but that certainly didn’t affect them, they were on top of the Canberra Raiders the entire match. Even in the miserable conditions it didn’t affect them. The Bulldogs did what they do best stuck together and ripped in. The Bulldogs got the luxury of having a week off the following week. In the preliminary final against the Brisbane Broncos the Bulldogs showed some specular plays and tries in the first half and ended up winning the first half 20-6, but cannot say to much about the second half performance from the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs went down to the Broncos 37-20

Match results[edit]

2006 Season Results
Round Opponent Result Bulldogs Opposition Date Venue Crowd
1 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers Loss 22 24 11 March Telstra Stadium 17,510
2 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Win 47 12 17 March Telstra Stadium 21,340
3 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Loss 22 46 24 March Energy Australia 25,504
4 Bye
5 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Win 30 12 9 April Canberra Stadium 12,125
6 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 26 18 17 April Telstra Stadium 19,529
7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles Loss 14 40 23 April Telstra Stadium 13,621
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Win 30 16 30 April Ericsson Stadium 11,664
9 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Win 30 14 7 May Aussie Stadium 16,121
10 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Win 22 18 14 May Telstra Stadium 13,159
11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Win 32 24 21 May Telstra Stadium 12,728
12 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Loss 6 25 27 May Suncorp Stadium 30,589
13 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Win 38 22 3 June Telstra Stadium 12,658
14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Loss 26 28 12 June Telstra Stadium 12,541
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Won 20 12 18 June Carrara Stadium 16,231
16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Loss 12 16 23 June Olympic Park 10,373
17 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Win 32 10 2 July Telstra Stadium 22,515
18 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Win 22 18 9 July Telstra Stadium 14,067
19 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Win 22 16 14 July Oki Jubilee Stadium 18,223
20 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Win 25 0 22 July Telstra Stadium 14,020
21 Bye
22 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Win 54 14 5 August Dairy Farmers Stadium 20,486
23 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Win 26 10 13 August Telstra Stadium 31,256
24 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Loss 0 30 18 August Telstra Stadium 26,111
25 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles Loss 20 21 25 August Brookvale Oval 20,163
26 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers Win 30 22 3 September CUA Stadium 13,363
QF Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Win 30 12 9 September Telstra Stadium 14,628
PF Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Loss 20 37 22 September Aussie Stadium 29,511
Round Position
1 9/15
2 5/15
3 8/15
4 6/15
5 5/15
6 3/15
7 6/15
8 8/15
9 4/15
10 5/15
11 5/15
12 5/15
13 3/15
14 5/15
15 4/15
16 5/15
17 2/15
18 4/15
19 2/15
20 2/15
21 2/15
22 2/15
23 2/15
24 2/15
25 2/15
26 2/15

Ladder[edit]

*Warriors deducted 4 points for salary cap breaches

Team Pld W D L B F A P/D Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 20 0 4 2 605 404 +201 44
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 16 0 8 2 608 468 +140 36
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 14 0 10 2 497 392 +105 32
4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 14 0 10 2 608 538 +70 32
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 14 0 10 2 534 493 +41 32
6 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 0 10 2 519 481 +38 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 525 573 -48 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 12 0 12 2 506 483 +23 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 11 0 13 2 450 463 -13 26
10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 12 0 12 2 552 463 +89 24*
11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 490 565 -75 24
12 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 10 0 14 2 510 587 -77 24
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 24 9 0 15 2 515 544 -29 22
14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 8 0 16 2 528 650 -122 20
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 3 0 21 2 429 772 -343 10

Crowds[edit]

The Canterbury Bulldogs average crowd (not including finals) for 2006 was 18,211

*includes finals matches
Games Played Crowd Total Average
All Games* 26 481,219 18,508
Home Games 12 216,489 18,040
Away Games 12 220,591 18,382
Finals 2 44,139 22,069

All Games*: Played:26 Total: 481,219 Average: 18,508
Home Games: Played: 12 Total: 216,489 Average: 18,040
Away Games: Played:12 Total: 220,591 Average: 18,382
Finals*: Played: 2 Total: 44,139 Average: 22,069

Players (29)[edit]

Current to Season End, 2006
Player Appearance Tries Goals F Goals Points
Chris Armit 24 2 0 0 8
Roy Asotasi 23 2 0 0 8
Trent Cutler 7 3 0 0 12
Ben Czislowski 1 0 0 0 0
Hazem El Masri 26 17 114/132 0 296
Andrew Emelio 15 7 0 0 28
Jon Green 2 0 0 0 0
Tony Grimaldi 21 2 0 0 8
Jarrad Hickey 7 1 0 0 4
Daniel Holdsworth 26 8 0 0 32
Corey Hughes 24 4 0 0 16
Daniel Irvine 3 0 0 0 0
Nick Kouparitsas 3 0 0 0 0
Reni Maitua 24 6 0 0 24
Willie Mason 20 4 0 0 16
Dallas Mcilwain 9 2 0 0 8
Brad Morrin 13 1 0 0 4
Nate Myles 20 1 0 0 4
Billy Ngawini 3 0 0 0 0
Mark O'Meley 20 1 0 0 4
Luke Patten 26 10 0 0 40
Adam Perry 12 0 0 0 0
Cameron Phelps 12 1 0 0 4
Ben Roberts 6 0 0 0 0
Andrew Ryan 24 7 0 0 28
Brent Sherwin 19 4 0 2 18
Willie Tonga 16 8 0 0 32
Matt Utai 16 7 0 0 28
Sonny Bill Williams 21 8 0 0 32

Player movements[edit]

Gains

2006Signings/Transfers
Player Previous Club Years Signed Until the End of
Daryl Millard St George Illawarra Dragons 3 Years 2009
Kane Cleal South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 Years 2008
Brent Crisp Canberra Raiders 2 Years 2008
Lee Te Maari St George Illawarra Dragons 2 Years 2008
Aaron Wheatley St George Illawarra Dragons 1 Years 2007
Ryan Millard St George Illawarra Dragons Unknown duration Unknown Year
Leon Bott Cronulla Sharks Unknown duration Unknown Year

Losses

Losses
Player Notes
Roy Asotasi Contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs
Daniel Irvine Contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs
Nate Myles Contract with the Sydney Roosters
Ben Czislowski Contract with the Wynnum Manly
Daniel Conn Contract with the Gold Coast Titans

Re-Signings

Re-Signings
Player Years Signed Until the End of
Reni Maitua 3 Years 2009
Jarrad Hickey 2 Years 2008
Chris Armit 2 Years 2008
Luke Patten 2 Years 2008
Willie Tonga 2 Years 2008
Andrew Emelio 2 Years 2008
Dallas McIlwain 1 Years 2007
Brad Morrin 1 Years 2007
Tony Grimaldi (in doubt because of injury) 1 Years 2007

Footnotes[edit]

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