List of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs records

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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are a professional rugby league club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australasia.

Based in Belmore, a suburb of Sydney, the Bulldogs in 1935 were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition, a predecessor of the current NRL competition.

The Bulldogs won their first premiership in just their fourth season (1938). At the time it made them the quickest club (barring the founding clubs) to win a premiership after admission to the competition, a record which was only recently beaten in 1999 by the Melbourne Storm. They won a second premiership in 1942 but then had to wait another 38 years before breaking through for a third title in 1980. During the 80s, the Bulldogs were a dominant force in the competition appearing in five Grand Finals, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1988, winning four of them which was 1980 (18-4 against Eastern Suburbs), 1984 (6-4 against Parramatta Eels), 1985 (7-6 against St. George Dragons) and 1988 (24-12 against Balmain Tigers), only to lose in 1986 (4-2 against Parramatta Eels). In the 90s they featured in the 1994, 1995 and 1998 Grand Finals, winning in 1995 (17-4 against Manly Sea Eagles), but losing in 1994 (36-12 against Canberra Raiders) and in 1998 (38-12 against Brisbane Broncos). Their most recent success was in 2004 when they beat the Sydney Roosters 16-13. The tryscorers were Hazem El Masri and Matt Utai, and the Clive Churchill Medal winner was Willie Mason.

Club Records[edit]

Biggest Wins[edit]

Margin Score Opponent Venue Date
62 66-4 North Queensland Cowboys Belmore Sports Ground 27 August 1995
52 52-0 Western Suburbs Magpies Lidcombe Oval 2 June 1985
50 54-4 Western Suburbs Magpies Sydney Cricket Ground 23 June 1986
48 52-4 Canberra Raiders Telstra Stadium 5 August 2007
46 60-14 Sydney Roosters ANZ Stadium 28 March 2010
45 57-12 Parramatta Eels Telstra Stadium 14 May 1999

Biggest Losses[edit]

Margin Score Opponent Venue Date
85 6-91 St. George Dragons Earl Park 11 May 1935
80 7-87 Eastern Suburbs Sydney Sports Ground 18 May 1935
55 10-65 Eastern Suburbs Pratten Park 10 August 1935
52 4-56 Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium 12 August 2005
52 2-54 Wests Tigers ANZ Stadium 19 August 2005
52 4-56 Wests Tigers ANZ Stadium 3 August 2008

Biggest Comeback[edit]

Recovered from a 20-point deficit.

Worst Collapse[edit]

Surrendered a 20-point lead.

Scoring Records[edit]

Most Points in a Match

  • 66 Points, Canterbury beat North Queensland 66-4 (27 August 1995)+

Most Points in a Match (Lose)

  • 36 Points, Wests Tigers beat Canterbury 37-36 (27 March 2005)

Highest Score Conceded

  • 91 Points, St George beat Canterbury 91-6 (11 May 1935)^

Most Points for Club

  • 2,418 (159 tries, 891 goals) Hazem El Masri (1996–2009)^

Most Points in a Season

  • 342 (16 tries, 139 goals) Hazem El Masri in 2004

Most Tries for Club

  • 159, Hazem El Masri (1996–2009)

Most Tries in a Match

  • 6, Jarrod McInally against Wentworthville Magpies (14 May 2016), Canterbury won 42-14 - Entrust Super Trust Premiership NSW (NSW Cup)
  • 5, Edgar Newham against Balmain (15 August 1942), Canterbury won 26-20 - NRL
  • 5, Nigel Vagana against Souths (19 April 2002), Canterbury won 32-6 - NRL

Most Goals in a Match

  • 11, Hazem El Masri against Souths (3 August 2003), Canterbury Won 62-12

^ denotes premiership record

+ denotes club record for biggest win and most points in a match

Streak Records[edit]

Longest Winning Streak

  • 11 Matches, 31 March – 3 August 2002

Longest Losing Streak

  • 11 Matches, 25 June 1955 – 14 April 1956
  • 11 Matches, 6 July 1965 – 17 April 1966

Player Records[edit]

Current to Round 17, 2012

Games Records[edit]

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Appearances

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Appearances
Player Appearance Seasons
Australia Hazem El Masri 317 1996-2009
Australia Steve Mortimer 272 1976-1988
Australia Terry Lamb 261 1984-1996
Australia Steve Folkes 245 1979-1991
Australia Chris Anderson 230 1972-1984

Tries Records[edit]

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Tryscorers

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Tryscorers
Player Tries
Australia Hazem El Masri 159
Australia Terry Lamb 123
Australia Chris Anderson 94
Australia Luke Patten 82
Australia Josh Morris 82

Goals Records[edit]

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Goalscorers

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Goalscorers
Player Goals
Australia Hazem El Masri 892
New Zealand Daryl Halligan 630
Australia Steve Gearin 405
Australia Terry Lamb 375
Australia Les Johns 232

Field Goals Records[edit]

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Field Goal scorers

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Field Goal scorers
Player Field Goals
Australia Terry Lamb 37
Australia Les Johns 19
Australia Braith Anasta 10
Australia Ron Raper 10
Australia Brent Sherwin 8

Points Records[edit]

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Pointscorers

All-time Top 5 Bulldogs Pointscorers
Player Points
Australia Hazem El Masri 2418
New Zealand Daryl Halligan 1490
Australia Terry Lamb 1279
Australia Steve Gearin 1006
Australia Les Johns 545

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • Woods B (2007). El Magic - The Life of Hazem El Masri. Harper Collins Publishing. ISBN 0-7322-8402-3
  • Andrews M (2006). The ABC of Rugby League. ABC Publishing. ISBN 0-7333-1946-7
  • Whiticker A & Hudson G (2005). Canterbury Bulldogs - The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Bas Publishing. ISBN 1-920910-50-6
  • Whittaker A & Collis I (2004). The History of Rugby League Clubs. ISBN 978-1-74110-470-7
  • Lane D (1996). A Family Betrayal - One Man's Super League War - Jarred McCracken. Ironbark Publishing. ISBN 0-330-35839-1
  • Chesterton R (1996). Good as Gould - Phil Gould's Stormy Life in Football. Ironbark Publishing. ISBN 0-330-35873-1
  • Lester G (1991). The Bulldog Story. Playright Publishing. ISBN 0-646-04447-8
  • Whiticker A (1992). The Terry Lamb Story. Gary Allen Publishing. ISBN 1-875169-14-8
  • Tasker N (1988). Top-Dog - The Steve Mortimer Story. Century Hutchinson Publishing. ISBN 0-09-169231-8
  • Lester G (1985). Berries to Bulldogs. Lester - Townsend Publishing. ISBN 0-949853-06-2
  • NRL Official Information Handbook (2001–2007). Season Guide.
  • Middleton D (1987–2006). The Official NSWRL, ARL, NRL Yearbook / Annual.
  • Christensen EE (1946–1977). NSWRL Yearbook.
  • Rugby League Review (2003–2007).
  • Big League (1974–2007).
  • Rugby League Week (1970–2007).
  • The Rugby League News.

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