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10:56  12 june  2018
10:56  12 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Bulldogs muscle up for Graham reunion. Graham continues to dine with his former teammates , recently catching up with back-rower Rhyse Martin I think it's more making the right decisions under fatigue and communicating clearer towards the end of games when everyone doesn't feel like talking.

Bennett and Graham are teammates now but not much else has changed. From the Seattle Times: “I still feel the same way. Just because he’s on my team I don’t stop feeling that way.

  Graham feels for ex-teammates at Bulldogs © Getty Images James Graham has thrown his support behind his embattled former Canterbury teammates as their horror season enters a race to avoid the wooden spoon.

The Bulldogs now sit equal with last-placed Parramatta on wins but only ahead of the Eels due to bye points, following their sixth loss in seven matches to Graham's St George Illawarra side on Monday.

Players have also had to deal with salary cap issues, which forced Graham out last year and now threaten to do the same to Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods among others.

Graham remains close to the group and even caught up with some players in the weeks leading into Monday's clash.

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And while loath to weigh into the cap issues, he offered support to his former clubmates given they've dropped to a 3-11 record for just the second time since 1964.

"Absolutely (we're still close). A lot of them were my teammates for six years. You don't turn it off because you leave," Graham said.

"You've got to give credit to people at Canterbury at the moment because every game they've come out to play and they've been in the battle and the game.

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Other than the Bulldogs ’ impressive linebacker duo, tight ends Oluokun experienced a different draft preparation process compared to the rest of his teammates as the But after leaving Denver ,where he was invited to the Broncos’ local prospect day, Graham felt hopeful that the successful workout

To celebrate victories, he and his teammates guzzle beers and then run at roll-down garage doors, just for the fun of it. “So I don’t want this story to be about the Bulldogs ,” Graham insists. “That all seems so long ago.

"They've beaten Penrith and were close to beating Penrith again. They went close to beating us. Those two sides are at the front of the league.

"But with how close this sporting competition is, people forget that and don't want to talk about that.

"They want to talk about other stuff and look for reasons and excuses, whatever it may be. They don't want to say it's a tough sport to play."

The Bulldogs' six recent losses have all come by eight points or less, and they still maintain the second best defensive record of any team outside of the top eight.

However their hopes of making the top eight are all but over, meaning they're set to sit out consecutive finals series for just the second time since 1989 and 1990.

"It's like a broken record. We'll sit here every week and say the effort is great and it is," Mbye said this week.

"You can't doubt our effort. It is really good and we are ripping in for each other and working hard. We are not letting teams get away with many games.

"But the competition is so close these days."

Mbye prefers to see out year at Dogs .
Linked to a mid-season Wests Tigers switch, Moses Mbye says he is wary of burning bridges and prefers to see out the 2018 NRL campaign with Canterbury. Asked about a mid-season switch, Mbye told Fox Sports' Queenslanders Only: "It's the NRL, anything can happen but I am at the Dogs this week."I am looking forward to finishing the year with the boys."I think it is important how you leave a club as well."I want to go out without burning any bridges or upsetting anyone. I think the boys deserve that.

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