2012 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs season

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Season 2012
CEO Todd Greenberg
Head Coach Des Hasler
Captain Michael Ennis
NRL Runners Up
Top Try scorer Ben Barba (22)
Top Points scorer Krisnan Inu 148
Toyota Cup
NSW Cup
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Average home attendance
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The 2012 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs season was the 78th in the club's history. Coached by Des Hasler and captained by Michael Ennis, they competed in the National Rugby League's 2012 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season in 1st place to take the minor premiership. They then won both of their finals matches to reach the 2012 NRL Grand final but were defeated by the Melbourne Storm.

Season summary[edit]

Having just won the 2011 NRL Grand final with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, coach Des Hasler left the club to be head coach of the Bulldogs.

Under the NRL's revised final eight system, the Bulldogs only played two home finals matches, winning both of them to reach the grand final.

The club were the first in almost 50 years to win all three minor premiershps, however none of the three teams were able to win a Grand Final.

Draw and results[edit]

Round Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
TRIAL 1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 18–28 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 4 Feb 2012, 6:00pm AEDT Wollongong Showground
TRIAL 2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 16–28 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sun 12 Feb 2012, 5:00pm AEDT Belmore Sports Ground
TRIAL 3 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 16–14 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 18 Feb 2012, 7:00pm AEDT McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga
1 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers 14–22 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 3 Mar 2012, 7:30pm AEDT Penrith Stadium
2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 30–4 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Sat 10 Mar 2012, 7:30pm AEDT Stadium Australia
3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 18–32 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sun 18 Mar 2012, 2:00pm NZST Mount Smart Stadium
4 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 6–20 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Sun 25 Mar 2012, 3:00pm AEDT Stadium Australia
5 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 20–30 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sun 1 Apr 2012, 2:00pm AEST Robina Stadium
6 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 20–10 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 6 Apr 2012, 4:00pm AEST Stadium Australia
7 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 12–6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 14 Apr 2012, 5:30pm AEST Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
8 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 10–12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Fri 27 Apr 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
9 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 12–46 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 4 May 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
10 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 14–25 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Fri 11 May 2012, 8:30pm AEST Suncorp Stadium
11 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 26–6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Mon 21 May 2012, 7:00pm AEST Stadium Australia
12 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 12–30 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Mon 28 May 2012, 7:00pm AEST Sydney Football Stadium
13 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 23–18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Sat 2 Jun 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
14 BYE
15 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 20–28 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 15 Jun 2012, 7:35pm AEST Wollongong Showground
16 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 20–4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Sun 24 Jun 2012, 2:00pm AEST Virgin Australia Stadium
17 BYE
18 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 20–32 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 6 Jul 2012, 7:45pm AEST Sydney Football Stadium
19 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 32–12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Fri 13 Jul 2012, 7:35 AEST Stadium Australia
20 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12–20 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 20 Jul 2012, 7:35pm AEST Brookvale Oval
21 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 32–18 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Sat 28 Jul 2012, 5:30pm AEST Stadium Australia
22 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 10–26 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 4 Aug 2012, 5:30pm AEST Newcastle International Sports Centre
23 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 22–14 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Sun 12 Aug 2012, 3:00pm AEST Stadium Australia
24 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 23–22 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Fri 17 Aug 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
25 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 34–6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Fri 24 Aug 2012, 7:35pm AEST Canberra Stadium
26 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 42–10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sat 1 Sep 2012, 7:30pm AEST Stadium Australia
Finals Week 1 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 16–10 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Fri 7 Sep 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
Finals Week 3 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 32–8 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Sat 22 Sep 2012, 7:35pm AEST Stadium Australia
GRAND FINAL Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 4–14 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Sun 30 Sep 2012, 5:00pm AEST Stadium Australia

Players and Player Movements[edit]

2012 squad[edit]

2012 Canterbury Bulldogs Season
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Jim Dymock – Assistant Coach
Harry Harris – High Performance Coach
Tony Grimaldi – Head Conditioner
Tony Ayoub – Physiotherapist
Dr Joe Lombardo – Club Doctor
John Novak – Head of Mind Management

Brett Kimmorley – Specialist Coach
Fred Ciraldo – Team Manager
Garry Carden – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Steve McCullagh – Assistant Physiotherapist
Larry Britton – Head Trainer
Dr Hugh Hazzard – Medical Consultant
Andy Patmore – NYC Coach & Manager Coaching and Development
Barry Ward – NSW Cup Coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 25 May 2011
Source(s): Bulldogs NRL Squad, Bulldogs Coaching Staff

*Flags mean countries that players represent.

2012 Signings/transfers[edit]

Signings

Re-signed

Transfers/leaving

References[edit]