Riddell’s big disappointment from opening NRL round
Mark Riddell says he was left disappointed by Canterbury after their opening-round loss.
The Bulldogs were heavily beaten 40-6 by New Zealand Warriors in Auckland in Dylan Napa’s debut for the club.
Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio, Riddell said he expected more from the side which finished a distant 12th last season.
“You would expect a much better performance for round one, especially defensively,” he said.
“To be picked apart and lose by 34 points in round one is concerning.
Manly were also comprehensively beaten 20-6 by West Tigers but Riddell could see some positives despite the defeat.
“Manly could get a few players back on deck which could improve their team,” he said.
“Hopefully for the (Bulldogs) fans and coaches, that was a once-off and we get a much improved performance.”
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