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Round 8 - Saturday 26th April @ 07:30pm
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Round 8 - Saturday 26th April @ 07:30pm
BULLDOGS vs. KNIGHTS
ANZ Stadium
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L: 0
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The Bulldogs have held on at ANZ Stadium to win 16-12 over an emphatic Newcastle Knights side.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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A high kick from Mullen is collected by the Bulldogs and the siren sounds.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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There will be a last ditch effort from the Knights after a questionable call. Michael Ennis blows up at the referee. Kick for touch from halfway for the Knights. They can still win this match.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Knights. Not releasing player after held call.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Knights just can't break the Bulldogs' wall.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Another good kick from Reynolds finds touch 10 metres out from the Knights try line; Knights will feed the scrum but have 90 metres to run.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Mullen puts a high kick up but the Bulldogs hold on with Funucane wrapping up the ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Not long to go and any team could win it from here.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Boyd pops the ball up but the centre is missing and the ball goes to ground. Bulldogs defence stays firm.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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The bulldogs play at the ball and the Knights have a new set 10 from the try line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Knights inside the Bulldogs 10.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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A bad kick on the last play from the Knights has Ennis cleaning the ball up. Bulldogs hold on for now.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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A silly offload attempt from Klemmer has gone to the Knights after Rochow was able to knock it back. Knights inside the Bulldgos half on the attack.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Knights get the game back underway. Important set now from the Bulldogs.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

The halfback has converted the try and his side will now lead by four with just ten minutes to go. The kick from Josh Reynolds has really turned this game on its head. Brilliant play.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Aiden Tolman. Kick to come.

Bulldogs winger Corey Thompson is able to bat the ball back and Tolman is able to flick the ball up, catch it and score the try. Bulldogs get out of jail after a hint of a knock on.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-12

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VIDEO REF: A cross field kick from Hodkinson may have paid off with Tolman ground the ball. Ref says try.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Roberts clears it but Perrett fields it and throws it long to Morris who takes it over halfway. Bulldogs have some wind in their sails now.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Josh Reynolds kicks the ball from deep inside his own half went for a wonderful 40/20 but McManus JUST keeps the ball in the field of play and the Knights are under pressure and are struggling to come out of their half.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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The Knights are keeping the Bulldogs in their own half with great defence.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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A terrible pass from the Bulldogs goes into touch. Des Hasler is blowing up as his side just has not been able to put their game together tonight. They are not out of it yet with 15 minutes to play.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Bulldogs are deep inside the Knights half on the attack.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Bulldogs. Interfering with the Ruck.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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A risky pass from Perrett to Mbye ten from their own line had a hint of a forward pass but the referee says play on.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Josh Reynolds kicks the ball across field but it is way too low and the Knights have the ball, working from their line.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Tyrone Roberts has gone for a touch finder but the ball goes out on the full and the Bulldogs will get the ball back on halfway.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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A cross field bomb is knocked on by Tony Williams relieving the pressure off of the Newcastle Knights.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Bulldogs inside the 30 metre zone now. On the attack.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Bulldogs. High tackle.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Mbye fields a Gagai kick and the Bulldogs will try and work it out of their own half now.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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NO TRY: Josh Morris has knocked the ball. Handover to Newcastle 10 from their own line.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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VIDEO REF: Referee says no try but there seems to be some confusion after a falcon and mishaps from both sides.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Tyrone Roberts is limping and on the Bulldogs are working the ball out from their own half.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Reynolds put it high to the corner and Mitch Brown knocks it back into the Knights.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Bulldogs. Hand on the ball. Reynolds takes a kick tap and gets his side into the Knights half.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Mullen puts a kick in. Perrett fields it and runs it 15 metres from his own line.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Roberts attempts the kick from 23 metres out, and puts it straight between the posts. The Knights take the lead for the first time in this game.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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The Knights get a penalty - James Graham continues with the tackle after held was called, and the Knights will kick for goal.

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Houston takes the ball up the middle, before Mullen perfectly weights a grubber into the in-goal. Perrett can't escape, and the Knights will get the ball back.

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The Knights get the ball and will start the set from within the Bulldogs half, due to the Bulldogs not getting a kick in.

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The Bulldogs working the ball away from their end now - a strong run from Tim Browne gains almost 20 metres, before Hodkinson is hammered to the ground on the last.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Tyrone Roberts makes no mistake with the conversion.

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Robbie Rochow. Kick to come.

Some lovely passing and a beautiful flick pass from Roberts sees Robbie Rochow slam the ball down just left of the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-8

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The dogs have touched the ball and given the Knights a new set of six.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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The Knights go close with Beau Scott but it is tackle three and a play the ball for the Knights.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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The Knights now with their first attacking set of the half. The Bulldogs are penalised late in the tackle count, and the Knights are helped out of their own half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Knights. Hand on the ball. BULL 1-3 KNI

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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The Bulldogs looked to have scored, after kicking deep into the Knights in goal. The video referee takes a look at it, and rules that the ball has gone out over the sideline. NO TRY.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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Dane Gagai takes the ball from the Bulldogs kick, and attempts a horrible offload to Jake Mamo. Mamo knocks the ball on, and the Bulldogs have a new set of six only metres from the Knights line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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We're back underway in the second half. Roberts kicks off, and it's too deep. James Graham stands over the dead ball line, and calmly earns his team a penalty on halfway.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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That is all folks. The Bulldogs will take a six point advantage into the break.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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The Bulldogs knock it on on the Knights 40 metre line. Last chance here for the Knights.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

The kick is good as the Knights let themselves down late in the half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Sam Kasiano. Kick to come.

The Newcastle Knights open up with Tony Williams easily getting past Jarrod Mullen. ON the way to the try line he drew and passed the ball for Sam Kasiano to score under the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-4

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Beau Scott makes an unforced error.

A simple mistake from Scott. The Bulldogs will have a scrum 35 out from the try line.

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On the last Hodkinson puts it high but McManus easily fields the ball. 20 metre tap.

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Off the scrum Perrett was able to split the Knights line apart and get his side to halfway on the first tackle.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Dane Gagai makes an unforced error.

10 metres out from the Bulldogs line a backline play goes wrong after Gagai puts the ball down untouched.

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DROP OUT: Mullen puts a good kick towards the corner and Perrett has no option but to ground the ball.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Tony Williams makes an unforced error.

The big forward tries to pick up a loose ball but it slips from his hands. Knights will have a scrum 30 from their own line.

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The Knights played a little too expansive and the Bulldogs will have a 20 metre tap.

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INFRINGEMENT: Penalty Knights. Pushing in the ruck. BULL 0-2 NEW

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THE Knights are on the attack inside the Bulldogs 20 metre line.

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Mullen steps and goes straight through the Bulldogs defence. He passes it inside but the Knights are stopped. Bulldogs hold out and get the ball back through a 6th tackle.

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts unsuccessful.

The game is locked up with the conversion being missed. Bulldogs restart the match.

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Kick to come.

The video referee is quick to awarded the four pointer. The Knights really had the Bulldogs on the ropes. Mullen through a great long ball to Roberts who quickly passes it to Robbie Rochow who offloads to Cutherbertson passing a no look ball to his outside backs who finish the job.

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VIDEO REF: Off the back off a good running play, James McManus crosses the line and has appeared to ground the ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Knights enter the Bulldogs half with 3 tackles.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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After 22 minutes of play there is still no penalties.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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The knights will receive a 20 metre tap after Trent Hodkinson puts the ball dead from a long way out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Kicking game is keeping the Bulldogs in the match. Knights are very strong in defense so far.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Mullen puts a grubber in and it is easily fielded by Perrett again.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Momentum with the Knights now who are back inside the Bulldogs half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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After the Knights put immense pressure on the Bulldogs, Morris puts a kick in which is fielded by Boyd who brings it back to the 30 metre line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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The Bulldogs are into the Knights half with four more tackles remaining.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Mullen puts a cross field bomb across to his outside backs but it is way too big and Brown easily catches the ball. 20 metre tap.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Snowden gets the Knights into the Bulldogs half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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A brilliant kick from Ennis goes dead JUST after three Bulldogs defenders sprinted down, but Newcastle remained cool. 20 metre tap.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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The ball goes into touch after the ball is allowed to bounce. Bulldogs play the ball ten from their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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The kicking battle continues with Reynolds looking for a 40/20 but it goes into touch too early. Scrum Knights 30 metres from their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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After an awkward play the ball the Knights were under pressure and Perrett fields the kick easily making it back to the field of play.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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DROP OUT: The Knights are worrying the Bulldogs on their own line. On the last Mullen kicks towards the goal posts, hits it and Josh Reynolds kicks the ball into touch.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Hooker Michael Ennis draws defenders in and brings Josh Jackson under who goes through half a gap before losing the ball. Knights scrum 47 from their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Mullen plays for territory and places a well weighted kick into touch. Bulldogs have a scrum 15 from their line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Bulldogs decide to run on the last with Corey Thompson clearing the ball from halfway. Knights scrum 10 from their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson unsuccessful.

The halfback is unable to convert the try out wide, but the Bulldogs lead 4-0.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Mitch Brown. Kick to come.

After a good kick from Hodkinson, Josh Reynolds got high and out leaped everyone to bat the ball back to Josh Jackson. He takes the ball right, flicking the ball to Mitch Brown who easily scores out wide.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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With good field position the Bulldogs were unable to keep the ball in hand after a James Graham pass went to ground. The scrum was awarded to the Knights but overruled by the video ref. Bulldogs on attack.

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A Josh Reynolds pass was knocked down by Tyrone Roberts constituting a scrum to the Bulldogs right on halfway.

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Knights defensive line putting a lot of pressure on the Canterbury outside backs. Chasing kicks hard.

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Stand off Jarrad Mullen clears the ball just outside of halfway for the Knights. Winger Sam Perrett fields the kick and brings it back to the 20.

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Here we go. The Bulldogs have kicked off to the Newcastle Knights through halfback Trent Hodkinson and Prop Kade Snowden brings it to the Newcastle 10 metre line. Here we go. Tweet us your tips @leagueunlimited

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Alex McKinnon visited the Newcastle Knights shed to inspire his team mates. Great to see his positivity. Last Post currently being played to honour the ANZAC's and current solider serving over seas. Lest we forget.

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Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of the Bulldogs-Knights NRL match. I hope you enjoy the call.

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LATE MAIL: Knights – Jeremy Smith ruled out, David Fa'alogo and Chris Houston start the game on the bench. Robbie Rochow and Adam Cuthbertson moving into the starting 13.

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LATE MAIL: Bulldogs – Mose Mbye will make his NRL debut tonight in jersey 19 as Tim Lafai failed a concussion test during the week. Greg Eastwood will also start the match with Dale Finucane shifting back to the interchange bench.

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Referees: Henry Perenara, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Andrew Dunemann

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Mitch Brown, Sam Kasiano, Aiden Tolman
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: James McManus, Robbie Rochow
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)



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