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Canterbury Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo received’t copy Penrith Panthers

“In the mean time, I’m simply attempting to know what the Bulldogs are about and take in as a lot of the tradition and historical past that’s on the Bulldogs already.

“We’ll discover our personal id as we go alongside.”

Cameron Ciraldo is embarking on his first NRL pre-season as a head coach.

Cameron Ciraldo is embarking on his first NRL pre-season as a head coach.Credit score:Louie Douvis.

Trent Barrett, one other former Penrith assistant, lasted lower than a season-and-a-half because the Bulldogs’ coach earlier than poor outcomes led the membership to sever ties with him in Could.

Ciraldo stated the Bulldogs have been a membership with excessive requirements and that he was real looking that an NRL head-coaching job got here with stress.

“However there’s stress on everybody. That stress is a privilege,” he stated. “As for expectations, that’s for different folks to fret about, not me or the enjoying group.”


With gamers on depart or on the Rugby League World Cup in England, Ciraldo has not but formulated a predicted 17 for spherical one of many 2023 season, nor has he thought of whether or not Kyle Flanagan will stay first-choice halfback.

“I’ve received no preconceived concepts about what the crew’s going to appear to be,” he stated. “It’s a clear slate for everybody within the constructing.

What I can say is that Kyle is in a extremely good place and he’s working exhausting behind the scenes.”

Ciraldo hopes to construct on the foundations laid by his predecessor Mick Potter, the Canterbury nice who reignited the faltering Bulldogs in his stint as interim coach.

As assistants to Ciraldo, Potter and Chad Randall will supervise Canterbury’s assault in 2023.

“I had a great chat to him (Potter) in the direction of the top of the yr and thought he was a extremely calm and grounded man that would assist us shifting ahead,” Ciraldo stated. “I’m actually excited to be working with him.”


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