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Its the daunting statistic on late-season momentum casting doubt over Canterburys NRL title push. Lonnie Chisenhall Jersey .The Bulldogs go into Fridays last round clash with South Sydney desperate to ignite their run, with history showing they shape as sitting ducks unless they get cracking before the finals.After two straight losses - and staring down the barrel of three consecutive defeats for the first time since early last season - the Dogs have been spluttering when they need to be surging, slipping out of the top four.In the 109-year history of the competition, no side has ever lost their last three regular season matches and won the premiership, according to Fox Sports Stats.While the 1966 Balmain side lost their last three and went on to make the grand final, they fell at the last hurdle against St George.Canterbury coach Des Hasler knows plenty about getting teams into the finals, having achieved the feat in his last 12 seasons as head coach at Manly then the Bulldogs.He admits concern about his sides poor ball control and other simple errors which have cruelled them over the last month.Momentum is important. This game is about getting the little things right, Hasler said.(Their mistakes) have been pretty fundamental and we need to correct that.Its not frustrating but its a critical part that we need to fix.While the Dogs will have to buck history if they lose to the Rabbitohs, Hasler - who secured two premierships from three grand finals with Manly and two grand final appearances in four years with the Dogs - has proven himself as a man who can spark his side.In 2014, the Bulldogs lost six of their last eight regular season games, including their last two, before they went on a finals run and met the Rabbitohs in the grand final.Hasler also took Sea Eagles to the 2007 grand final after they lost two of their last three regular season games.In his element as finals near, Hasler reckons 2016 has provided a particularly close competition.Its exciting this time of year, he said. Its been one of the closest I can remember in sorting out a top eight.Hasler is also wary of the momentum South Sydney have gathered while winning their last three matches in an otherwise forgettable season.Theyre pretty mobile, theyve got some handy players in there so I imagine their motivation is to finish the season on a high, Hasler said.Halfback Moses Mbye has been cleared to take on the Rabbitohs despite requiring stitches after a training mishap when he collided with Michael Lichaa during the week.STATS THAT MATTER* Canterbury won the Good Friday clash but have not won both regular season matches against the Rabbitohs since 2011.* The past two matches between Souths and the Bulldogs have both been high scoring with at least 50 points scored in each.* The Bulldogs are ranked equal second for the least amount of missed tackles (21.4 per game).Source: Fox Sports Stats Jason Kipnis Jersey . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. Tyler Naquin Jersey . The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos. http://www.baseballindiansprostore.com/indians-corey-kluber-jersey/ . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15.Milos Raonic booked his place in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Dominic Thiem in their final round-robin match. Both players went into the tie knowing a win would take them through to the semis as group runner-up behind Novak Djokovic.Thiem performed well, but Raonic prevailed 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 thanks largely to the strength of his serve and will now play the winner of Andy Murrays group on Saturday. Shot of the matchThiem lost the first-set tie break, but this backhand winner to take a 2-1 lead was nevertheless a moment to cherish. Dominic Thiem beats Raonic with a brilliant backhand winner Raonics reactionI got fortunate at the end of the first set there to hit three aces. That helped me out and saved me in a lot of important moments today. I stuck with my weapons and I stuck with what I know how to do best and I was fortunate to get through today.It wasnt a round-robin match; it was a quarter-final for the both of us, and Im fortunate I was able to win it. Raonic gives his reaction to beating Thiem Expert opinionGreg Rusedski:ـRaonic got the job done. Michael Brantley Jersey. He was a little bit nervous early on, but he found a way to push through and he got better with each set. It was a match he was expected to win and he got the job done.Barry Cowan: He can certainly hold his head up high, can Dominic Thiem. He will be a better player for it. He still prefers the slower surface, but I thought he played very well all week. Raonic played the sort of tennis you would expect in these type of conditions. He is serving unbelievably well. His numbers on first serve and second serve will make him a force come the weekend. Raonic analyses his game at the SkyPad The matchThiem played the better of the two in the opening set, but with Raonics booming serve proving unbreachable, he was unable to force a break and it went to a tie break.Thiem opened up a 4-2 lead and looked on course to take the set, but an error opened the door for a Raonic comeback and the Canadian took full advantage to win the tie break 7-5. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price He then broke Thiem in the opening match of the second set and again in the final game to seal an ultimately comfortable victory.Follow our game-by-game coverage from all group matches at the ATP World Tour Finals in London - including Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka on Friday afternoon - on skysports.com/tennis, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Djokovic eases past Goffin As it happened on Day 5... Murray v Stan: A battle royale WATCH: Murrays double take Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '