Bulldogs to play games in Perth for next three years

The Canterbury Bankstown-Bulldogs will bring games to Perth across the next three years
Credit: NRL.com

The Canterbury Bankstown-Bulldogs will make Perth’s HBF Park their temporary home for three NRL matches from 2020-2022.

The announcement comes following the success of last month’s State of Origin Game II between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons which drew a record 59,721 crowd to Perth Stadium.

The Bulldogs are no strangers to Perth, having played at Perth Stadium during last year’s NRL Round 1 double-header against the Melbourne Storm, as well as against the Western Reds in 1997 and Storm in 2014.

Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill says he is excited to bring more games to Perth.

“The Western Australian Government has been passionate about bringing top-level rugby league to Perth and has sought to form a partnership with the Bulldogs in order to provide a platform to showcase our great club,” Hill said.

“With the enormous success of the State of Origin match in Perth last month, this is a fantastic opportunity for the Bulldogs to showcase themselves in a market that has embraced the game of rugby league and we thank the Western Australian Government for choosing the Bulldogs to be part of this opportunity moving forward.”

The dates of the games are yet to be confirmed.