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NRL: Bulldogs hit by double blow

The Canterbury Bulldogs could be without Chris Patolo and Braidon Burns for a spell after the duo picked up knocks during the defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Bulldogs are priced at 150/1 to win the grand final, but suffered another defeat when going down 36-16 against the Bunnies.

Injury concerns

Just to make matters worse, coach Trent Barrett has concerns over Patolo and Burns. Patolo had to leave the field following a sickening accidental head clash with team-mate Josh Jackson.

He was unable to return, while Burns suffered a hamstring injury and the Bulldogs face an anxious wait to see how long he will be out for.

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"He's not great, we'll have to look after him, only a young player so hopefully he's OK. We'll find out tonight," Barrett told reporters after the game.

Barrett stays defiant

Meanwhile Barrett remained defiant despite the fact his side are struggling once again with one win from six so far this season.

"The sin binning [of Marshall-King] was a tough one but in saying that you just have to roll your sleeves up and get through those periods,” he added.

“You'll never play a perfect game of footy ever, pleasing with the first 20 minutes, we've stuck it to some good sides for periods but not for long enough.

“Couple of tries there that just shouldn't be scored and we've got to stop them. If you stop them, you're still in the hunt."

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