Covid smashes the Bulldogs as team asks NRL for a special exemption ahead of Broncos game 

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Covid smashes the Bulldogs as players test positive – as team NRL grants them a special exemption

Bulldogs boss Phil Gould has revealed that several Canterbury players have returned positive Covid tests and the club has been forced to ask the NRL for a special exemption to fill their roster ahead of their game against Brisbane on Friday night.

‘Covid and injury issues @NRL_Bulldogs this morning,’ Gould wrote in a tweet on Monday.

‘Players have been sent for PCR tests to confirm RAT results. We will be applying to NRL for exemptions to fill our player quotas for this trip to Brisbane. The world these days.’

Asked how many players returned positive RATs, Gould said, ‘Too many.’

Dogs boss Phil Gould replied 'too many' when he was asked how many players returned positive RATs for Covid

Dogs boss Phil Gould replied ‘too many’ when he was asked how many players returned positive RATs for Covid

Last-placed Canterbury have asked the NRL for a special exemption to fill their roster before their trip to Brisbane for Friday night's game against the Broncos

Last-placed Canterbury have asked the NRL for a special exemption to fill their roster before their trip to Brisbane for Friday night’s game against the Broncos

In addition to the Covid drama, Canterbury are dealing with a number of injuries, with Braidon Burns and Chris Patolo sidelined.

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