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Round 12 - Friday 31st May @ 07:45pm
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L: 10
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Round 12 - Friday 31st May @ 07:45pm
BULLDOGS vs. DRAGONS
ANZ Stadium
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L: 13
H-T: 8
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Fulltime at ANZ Stadium and the Bulldogs 16 have defeated the Dragons 14.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Soward misses the penalty on fulltime and the Bulldogs win!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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PENALTY Dragons. Barba has his try taken off him and Soward has a chance to take us to golden point!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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30 seconds to go. Dragons in possession.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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Fien kicks on the fourth tackle and it's gleefully accepted by Pritchard.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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Fien kicks into the in-goal and Low wins the race back to the ball and bats it dead. Bulldogs dropout.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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Soward's spiralling bomb is knocked on by Low. Dragons with six more.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Matt Prior. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Prior gives the Dragons a glimmer of hope when they throw the ball around and Soward basketball's the pass over the top. Soward adds the extras from out wide.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-14

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Enterprising play from Fien who grubbers and finds Dugan who kicks for Nightingale but Low wins the race and bats the ball over the sideline. Dragons scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Maxwell rules Romelo was out when he touched the ball so the scrum goes to the Bulldogs.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Romelo knocks the ball into touch 3m from his own line. Dragons with a scrum and they will go on the attack. They need points now.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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PENALTY Dragons. Ennis offside from the second kick after Brown put boot to ball following Hodkinson's bomb.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Rein's pass to Weyman is ruled forward as the Dragons looked to build pressure. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Soward's kick is a great one and the chase is even better with Low thrown back into the in-goal. Bulldogs dropout.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Good low tackle sees Stockwell put the ball down. Bulldogs with the ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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PENALTY Dragons.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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No Try. Pritchard latched onto the kick from Hodkinson but Soward comes up with a trysaver and holds the big second-rower up. Dragons changeover.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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The Dragons try to go around the Bulldogs with Vidot's pass to Soward seeing the five-eighth go in touch. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Soward kicks again for Vidot who knocks on. Bulldogs changeover.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Soward kicks for Dugan back towards the posts and the ball is knocked back and over the deadball line by Romelo. Bulldogs dropout.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Ennis kicks out of dummy half and the ball goes dead. Dragons 20m restart.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Soward kicks for Vidot but it is way too big. Out on the full. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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PENALTY Dragons. Barba knocks Soward's bomb on and Graham picks up the ball in an offside position.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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Bulldogs let Fien's bomb bounce before Lafai dives on the ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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De Belin has been injured as he fought his way up field before Kasiano fell on his leg in an awkward looking tackle.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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The Bulldogs look dangerous down the left side but Lafai knocks on after Nightingale jams in off his wing.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Sam Perrett. Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson unsuccessful.

Perrett extends the Bulldogs lead after Mitch Brown got on the outside of his man before throwing a flick pass to Perrett who scores in the corner. Hodkinson hits the upright from the western touchline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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Bulldogs throw the ball around and the pass from dummy half is ruled to have been knocked down by the Dragons. Bulldogs scrum.

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Loe crosses in the corner but the pass to him from Barba is forward. Dragons scrum.

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Ball comes free despite the tackle starting to look dangerous. Luckily for the Bulldogs the players involved let him go. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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Second half underway. Dogs in possession.

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Both teams back out on the field. Second stanza about to start.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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Halftime at ANZ Stadium and the Bulldogs lead the Dragons 12-8.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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Questionable pass from Graham to Halatau is allowed to go.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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Good set from the Dragons after scoring points and the Dogs will have possession heading into half-time.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Soward converts from in front of the posts to complete the eight-point try. Barba also placed on report for his part after the try was originally scored.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-8

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Jamie Soward. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

The Dragons have their first points of the night after Finucane loses the ball into Prior. Prior throws the ball out tunnel-ball style into the arms of Soward who won the race to the corner before Barba came in late with his knees. Soward adds the extras from the sideline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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PENALTY Dragons. Dugan draws the penalty after the Bulldogs hold down too long in the tackle.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Romelo caps off a solid set of six after points by kicking into touch 10m from the Dragons line. Dragons scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Timoteo Lafai. Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Lafai has a double after some great play from Low! Romelo kicked across field for his winger who batted the ball back into the arms of his centre partner who gleefully crossed in the corner. Hodkinson adds the extras from the sideline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Rein knocks on at dummy half after Pritchard also knocked on. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Ah Mau connects with Tolman's head with his shoulder. Penalty sufficient.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Timoteo Lafai. Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Lafai opens the scoring for the Bulldogs with a second-man play involving Barba, Ennis and Romelo puts him through some soft goal-line defence from the Dragons. Hodkinson adds the extras.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Hand on the ball.

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Offload from de Belin comes off Dugan's head and into the arms of Pritchard. Dogs on the attack.

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Romelo grubbers over the sideline 15m from the Dragons line. Dragons scrum.

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Soward kicks to the corner and Barba is monstered by a three-man tackle.

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Chip-kick from Fien looking for Dugan almost comes off but Low reacts quickly for the Bulldogs.

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Bit of messy play sees the ball on the ground before the Dragons pick it up through Nightingale.

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The match continues to be played between the two 20m lines with neither side having a genuine try-scoring opportunity.

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Graham looks for the quick play-the-ball but the referees ruled a knock on. Dragons scrum.

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Stanley got away down the left side and popped the pass which was slightly behind Nightingale who left it behind.

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PENALTY Dragons. Dugan scooped up the loose ball and trying to get a quick play-the-ball is pushed back to the ground.

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Kasiano pops the pass for Eastwood but he puts it down.

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Nightingale knocks on after just the second tackle. Bulldogs back on the attack 30m from the Dragons line.

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Great scrambling defence from the Dragons repels the Bulldogs before Ennis kicks over the touch in-goal line. 20m restart.

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Hand on the ball from the Dragons.

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Harrison ruled to have laid on Pritchard for too long attempting to slow the play-the-ball down.

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The arm-wrestle continues as the Dragons go over halfway. Soward kicks to the corner.

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Soward kicks to the corner and Barba is tackled 5m from his own line.

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Vidot scores out wide for the Dragons but play is rightly brought back after Soward took the ball off Barba one-on-one and knocked on. Bulldogs scrum.

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Dugan scoops up the loose ball after Low knocks on. Dragons head over halfway on tackle 4.

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Hodkinson goes to the air but Vidot comes up with the catch. Dragons work the ball off their own line.

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Kasiano and Tolman march the Dragons back down the field.

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We're underway!

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Ben Creagh takes the Dragons out onto ANZ Stadium where they head to the northern end where they will receive the ball first. Canterbury running from right to left on your computer screen.

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TEAM CHANGES for the Dragons. Dan Hunt has been ruled out. Jack Stockwell takes his place in the starting lineup and Will Matthews comes onto the bench. As expected, Joel Romelo is the only change for the Bulldogs. He replaces Josh Reynolds at five-eighth. Kick-off scheduled for approximately 7.35pm.

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We are just awaiting confirmation of team news, with Joel Romelo rumoured to be replacing NSW representative Josh Reynolds at five-eighth for the Bulldogs.

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A shortened Round 12 kicks off tonight here at ANZ Stadium when the Bulldogs clash with the Dragons. The Bulldogs will be hoping to build on last week's defeat of the Broncos while the Dragons hope to bounce back from their 19-0 loss to the Panthers last Saturday night.

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Bulldogs: 1. Ben Barba 2. Drury Low 3. Mitch Brown 4. Tim Lafai 5. Sam Perrett 19. Joel Romelo 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Ennis (c) 10. Sam Kasiano 11. Frank Pritchard 12. Josh Jackson 13. Greg Eastwood
Interchange: 14. Dene Halatau 15. Tim Browne 16. James Graham 17. Dale Finucane 20. Martin Taupau

Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Daniel Vidot 3. Chase Stanley 4. Matt Prior 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Jamie Soward 7. Nathan Fien 17. Jack Stockwell 8. Dan Hunt 9. Mitch Rein 10. Michael Weyman 11. Bronson Harrison 12. Ben Creagh (c) 13. Tyson Frizell
Interchange: 14. Cameron King 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Jack de Belin 19. Will Matthews

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Phil Haines

Touch Judges: Paul Holland, Jeff Younis

Video Referee: Luke Phillips, Luke Patten

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Timoteo Lafai (2), Sam Perrett
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Jamie Soward, Matt Prior
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/2)



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