Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri March 16, 2018
Round 2 - Allianz Stadium - Crowd: 12226
79min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Cordner pinged for a bad play the ball again. Been a bad night for the Roosters captain.

77min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell from out wide on the left side again, but misses.

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 12 Bulldogs
75min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Ryan Matterson. Kick to come.

Keary with a nice short pass close to the Bulldogs line puts Matterson over for an easy try.

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 12 Bulldogs
74min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters get a fresh set of six and they are 20m from the Bulldogs line.

71min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell slots the long goal.

Roosters lead Roosters 26 - 12 Bulldogs
71min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters are 35m out and are opting for the penalty goal.

71min

Taukeiaho with the 1-on-1 strip and he runs 20 metres upfield.

70min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Manu knocks the ball forward while effecting a tackle.

70min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Dogs take a quick tap. They are within 5m of the line now.

69min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Ferguson gets the pass from the base of the scrum and drops it cold. Bulldogs now within 20m of the tryline.

68min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Mbye finds touch with a good kick.

67min

Montoya defuses another bomb!

64min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cordner drops the ball close to the Dogs line.

63min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Foran drops the ball cold. Roosters on the attack again.

62min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye slots the extras.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 12 Bulldogs
61min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Josh Jackson. Kick to come.

Jackson runs onto a short ball from dummy half and forces his way over the line for a strong try.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 10 Bulldogs
60min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Bulldogs get a chance to go on the attack here.

59min

Josh Morris with a Herculean run to recover the grubbered kick by Cronk and to get out of his own in-goal.

58min

Bulldogs turn the ball over just 25 m from their own line.

58min

Montoya with another stunning take amongst plenty of attention. He's been safe as houses under the high ball tonight.

56min

Friend attempts a little kick into the Dogs in-goal, but Frawley takes a great catch to deny the Roosters.

55min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs kick restart goes over the dead ball line.

54min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell converts from in front.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 6 Bulldogs
53min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Kick to come.

Tedesco makes a break through the Bulldogs fringe defence before passing infield to Cronk who scores by the upright.

Roosters lead Roosters 22 - 6 Bulldogs
49min

Aubusson has been busted open after copping a stray knee from his team mate Jake Friend while making a tackle. Plenty of claret pouring out of him. He's come off now. Roosters threadbare for backs now.

49min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye converts

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 6 Bulldogs
48min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

Josh Morris scores under the sticks after a great dummy and break by Frawley, before he sent a pass to Morris who put the Dogs on the board.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 4 Bulldogs
44min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cronk finds touch with a clever kick. Bulldogs will have to work the ball off their own 20m line.

43min

Woods attempted an offload that was never on and he's lost the ball. Roosters let off yet again.

43min

Bulldogs get 6 again and they are 10m from the tryline.

42min

Montoya with a great catch under pressure. Next play and Mbye slices through the Roosters middle defence

39min

A scrappy and ill-disciplined half comes to a close. Tupou has torn his pec and won't be back.

39min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell from out wide on the left side and he converts.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 0 Bulldogs
37min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

After a great run by Napa, Tedesco then gets an inside ball from Keary and powers through the edge defence to score.

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 0 Bulldogs
37min

Napa bumps off the defence and makes a surge downfield.

36min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Bulldogs make a meal of their last tackle option.

34min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - FOrward pass from Radley at dummy half.

33min

Bulldogs raid on the left side results in a turn over.

31min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell kicks the penalty goal

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 0 Bulldogs
30min

Roosters opting to take the free two points.

30min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs offside again.

29min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs offside. Cronk finds touch from half way and will start their set 25 metres out.

29min

Tupou walking off nursing his arm.

29min

Bulldogs chose to run on the last but again come up short. Turn over. Roosters get the ball 10 m from their own line.

29min

Daniel Tupou is down with what looks like a shoulder/pec injury. Doesn't look good.

27min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Cordner didn't play the ball correctly. Dogs let off.

27min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters start a fresh set 20m out from the Dogs line.

25min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Obstruction. Roosters finally let off and the Bulldogs failed to come away with any points after a ton of possession.

25min

Bulldogs looked to have scored a try but it was called back for obstruction.

23min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Mitchell strips the ball of Jackson one on one, but the ball is ruled to have gone forwards. Another set of 6 for the Dogs inside the Roosters 20.

22min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Roosters offside again! Bulldogs still 5m out.

22min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Roosters offside. Dogs still 5m out from the Roosters line.

21min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Liu offside. Dogs 5m out.

21min

Off side and tackled Lichha off a quick tap.

20min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Lichaa takes a quick tap and is tackled by the offside Liu

20min

Cordner loses the ball and now the Dogs are finally on the attack.

19min

Another good dummy half run by Lichaa

17min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell from the other sideline has a shocker and misses.

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 0 Bulldogs
16min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Manu gets an offload away, Friend cleans up and then sends Ferguson over in the right corner.

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 0 Bulldogs
14min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cordner juggles a short inside ball. The Bulldogs knock on trying to regather.

13min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - They'll start their new set 40m out

13min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell curls the conversion through from the sideline.

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 0 Bulldogs
13min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Luke Keary. Kick to come.

A kick from Foran is knocked back, accidentally by Mitchell. Tedesco picks it up on the Roosters line and sets off downfield before linking with Keary who runs away to score a stunning length of the field try.

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Bulldogs
9min

PENALTY BULLDOGS - Mitchell flings his arm out lazily and hits Mbye high enough to warrant a penalty.

7min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Mitchell sends Tupou down a very narrow passage, but the Bulldogs defence pushes him into touch. Bulldogs off the hook again, but having to work the ball out of their own half again.

6min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Roosters on the attack and Keary forgets all about co-ordination.

5min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - They find touch just inside their half.

3min

SCRUM BULLDOGS - Forward pass against Tupou. Dogs scrum 15m from their own line.

2min

Roosters almost get a great try against the run of play! Mitchell scoops up a stray pass from Foran and links with Tupou who turns the defence inside out before passing back to Mitchell, but the pass goes forward.

1min

Roosters first kick is a bomb and Mbye spills it backwards. Morris cleans up.

Bulldogs kick off and we're underway!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Clayton Sharpe, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Luke Keary, Blake Ferguson, James Tedesco, Cooper Cronk, Ryan Matterson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Josh Morris, Josh Jackson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Moses Mbye (2/2)
Penalty Goals: