Wests 2017 QLD Premier Rugby Season Review – With Pat Byron

Photo: QRU Media Following the opening of a brand new facility at Sylvan Road, the Bulldogs found their bark in 2017 and returned to play finals footy for the first time in 10 years. While their stay was short-lived, after letting a big lead slip against Sunnybank on the opening weekend of the playoffs, Wests transformed from cellar dwellers to premiership contenders in less than 12 months and according to coach Pat Byron, the Bulldogs aren't finished their transformation just yet. Overview with Pat Byron: "It’s a bit bittersweet looking back on this season I guess. At the start of the year, after not playing finals football for so long, you probably would have taken finals but once we got there, it was disappointing to not go on with the job. We led all game against Sunnybank in that semi final and lost after the bell but at the end of the day, Sunnybank were just too strong up front and they got the better of us when it mattered," Byron told Rugby News. "The biggest
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