Trent Barrett quits Bulldogs after coach’s poor NRL record continues

  • Barrett leaves Belmore having won just five of 34 matches
  • Quits before emergency board meeting on Monday

Trent Barrett has quit as Canterbury coach after the Bulldogs’ poor start to the season which has them bottom of the NRL ladder. A 16-6 loss to Newcastle on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium in the Magic Round opener proved the final straw for Bulldogs officials, who spent the weekend discussing Barrett’s future.

Barrett took the decision out of the board’s hands, stepping down from the role effective immediately on Monday morning. A three paragraph statement from the Bulldogs confirmed the news but gave no indication of the club’s future plans.

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Sam Tomkins leads Catalans Dragons to thumping win over Warrington

  • Catalans 40-8 Warrington
  • Sam Tomkins converts eight goal-kicks on return from injury

Catalans Dragons inflicted Warrington’s seventh defeat of the season with a second-half peppering in Perpignan.

Sam Tomkins returned early from his broken leg to torment the Wolves with a dynamic display from full-back, including eight crucial goal-kicks which were decisive in what had been an edgy contest until three very late tries.

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