NRL 2020: Canterbury Bulldogs Luke Thompson to debut, Adam Elliott injury – NRL.COM

As an outcome his long-term injury could not have actually come at a worse time for him or the club, with pressure again mounting after 4 straight losses.

” Well see how he goes throughout the week however were pretty enthusiastic.

” There was a lot more commitment there this evening,” he said Pay.

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The Bulldogs succeeded to hold Souths to an 8-6 lead in spite of defending many of the first half, however Pay was left regreting a second-half downturn, not for the very first time this season.

Canterburys Adam Elliott is dealing with season-ending surgery after suffering a dislocated shoulder that will require numerous months recovery.

Match Highlights: Bulldogs v Rabbitohs.

Elliotts remarkable start to 2020 has been brought to an abrupt halt by the injury, which came in a tackle on Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess late in Sundays 26-10 loss.

The 25-year-old is presently off-contract and at a fragile stage in settlements with both the Bulldogs and rival clubs.

Bulldogs hire Luke Thompson prior to the South Sydney video game.
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Coming from the same stomping ground as one-time Canterbury captain James Graham and sporting the same red hair, Thompson has actually impressed plenty at his new club in the previous week.

English recruit Luke Thompsons anticipated inclusion against Brisbane on Saturday does at least loom as a silver lining to the Bulldogs newest injury problems.

” Hes an international and hes from an extremely effective club over there. Hell bring a lot to the group.”.

” The first half was actually strong. I believed the 15 minutes after half-time really hurt us.

The Bulldogs are waiting for final verification of scans on the injury from Monday, but surgical treatment and a prolonged lay-off are expected for Elliott..

Falling brief when more leaves Pay under pressure as his side slumped to a fourth straight loss to sit outright last.

” Were quite positive he will be right next week,” Pay said after the loss.

” Hes a quality gamer. Theyre going to help the group if you put any sort of quality gamer in your footy group.

” There were some opportunities there to take, however we didnt really take them. [] you cant question their dedication and effort.”

Canterburys effort versus the Rabbitohs couldnt be faulted.

Thompson made the last call to remain the South Sydney loss after pulling up aching from his very first week of training at Belmore.

His distinguished speed is tipped to be extra helpful versus a desperate Broncos pack, while the 25-year-olds professionalism around diet plan and preparation likewise has Bulldogs authorities persuaded theyve landed a marquee prop to build the club around.

He looms as a much-needed front-row reinforcement for the round 9 trip to Suncorp Stadium after serving 2 weeks of quarantine in a Melbourne hotel following his early release from St Helens.