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The Bulldogs and Storm players form a huddle in memory of Steve Folkes during the round one NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs set to make Perth their temporary home for three matches from 2020-22
  • More NRL content for WA following successful State of Origin II match, boosting local tourism
  • McGowan Government continues to deliver quality sporting content as WA's biggest-ever winter of sport continues

The State Government has secured three Bulldogs home games at Perth's premier rectangular venue for the 2020-22 NRL premiership seasons.

The Bulldogs are one of the most successful clubs in NRL history, having won eight premierships and commanding an estimated fan base of 355,000.

HBF Park has a history of hosting successful NRL matches, with the 2014 Sydney Rabbitohs — New Zealand Warriors match breaking the venue's attendance record for a sporting match.

The Bulldogs last played high-attendance matches in Perth in 2013 at HBF Park, and Optus Stadium in 2018, as part of an opening round double header.

Last month's State of Origin II match brought 15,000 out-of-state visitors to Western Australia, providing significant benefits to Perth's tourism, hospitality and small business sectors.


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