It's not often a team posts six tries in a half and still walks off the field at full-time "filthy on themselves".
But that's how Michael Maguire said his Wests Tigers players felt having taken their foot off the pedal after being 34-0 up against the Cowboys last week. They held on for a 36-20 win.
They're out to produce the complete performance against the Bulldogs that Maguire has been demanding.
Canterbury come into the game off their second straight loss, but it wasn't for lack of effort. Under-pressure coach Dean Pay was proud of the grit his troops showed in going down 20-18 to Cronulla.
Match: Bulldogs v Wests Tigers
Round 7 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Bulldogs: Aiden Tolman will return, and start, after self-isolating following a COVID-19 scare. His return moves Renouf To'omaga back to the bench. Nick Meaney and Ofahiki Ogden were the two players left out an hour before kick-off.
Kerrod Holland replaces the suspended Christian Crichton in the backline and Jack Cogger joins the interchange. Sione Katoa and Lachlan Lewis were the players trimmed from the reserves list on Saturday. Canterbury have won their past three games against Wests Tigers.
Wests Tigers: Michael Maguire's team will start 1-17, with Benji Marshall and Chris Lawrence the final two players dropped from the squad. Tommy Talau replaces Robert Jennings (hamstring) on the wing, Oliver Clark replaces Zane Musgrove (foot) at prop and Matt Eisenhuth starts at lock for Alex Twal (knee), with Elijah Taylor joining the bench. Billy Walters and Reece Hoffman were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Wests Tigers will play their 500th game since entering the NRL premiership in 2000.
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will HopoateFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Reimis SmithWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod HollandCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake AverilloCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran ForanFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Brandon WakehamHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan NapaProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
Prop for Bulldogs is number 21 Aiden TolmanProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam ElliottLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Renouf AtoniInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jack CoggerInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dean BrittInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Sam McIntyre
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Sauaso SueInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
- Referee: Henry Perenara
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Will Hopoate is the heartbeat of the Bulldogs and has been fantastic since moving back to fullback. His opposite No.1 this round is Adam Doueihi, who looks more comfortable by the week and always wants to improve.