The Canterbury Cup NSW competition is rapidly approaching and True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward have cast his eye over all 12 teams for nswrl.com.au to find the winner for 2019.
Despite claiming last year's premiership with an 18-12 victory over the Newtown Jets and a memorable win over the Redcliffe Dolphins in the National State Championship, Soward has predicted a huge fall from grace for the Bulldogs having predicted them to finish 10th in 2019.
They boasted one of the most powerful forward packs in the competition but may struggle to maintain their dominance with Rhyse Martin, Ofahiki Ogden and Renouf To'Omaga expected to find themselves in the top squad throughout the year.
Soward questioned their depth following the departures of Greg Eastwood, Zac Woolford, and Josh Cleeland and believes the inconsistency amongst the playing squad may prove costly to their finals chances.
"I think they're the big sliders in 2019 – their depth will be tested with a lot of their guys making their NRL debuts last year and also being promoted to the NRL squad," Soward told NSWRL.com.au.
"I got them finishing 10th on the back of some key losses such as Zac Woolford, and Lachlan Lewis."