Turvey Park will revert back to a more traditional approach to trial games this season under new co-coaches Mark Carroll and Jeremy Sykes.
The Bulldogs turned heads last year when they opted to play four pre-season trial games in a bid to hit round one full of running.
Turvey Park have opted for two this year. They will play Charles Sturt University on March 23 and Gungahlin in Canberra on March 30.
“We’ll do some match simulation stuff as well leading into those two,” co-coach Mark Carroll said.
“Two is enough though I think.”
Turvey Park did three weeks of training before Christmas and have had three sessions since resuming.
The Bulldogs have averaged numbers in the mid-30s and Carroll is happy with how everything is coming together.
“It’s been good. It’s been bloody hot, so you’ve got to be wary, but they’ve been good,” he said.
“I’m pretty happy with what’s going on.”
Turvey Park do not plan to unveil any further recruits for the moment with Carroll keen to blood as many of the club’s promising young players as possible.