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Round 23 - Saturday 17th August @ 03:00pm
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Round 23 - Saturday 17th August @ 03:00pm
RAIDERS vs. BULLDOGS
GIO Stadium
28
L: 5
H-T: 4
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Fulltime in the national capital and the Bulldogs have run out 28-16 victors.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-16

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Milford tries something different and grubbers for himself but Hodkinson picks up the loose ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-16

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Josh Papalii. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker unsuccessful.

Papalii scores another consolation try for the Raiders after another classy grubber from McCrone. Croker misses with the conversion.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-16

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PENALTY Raiders. Perrett kicks the ball out of the play-the-ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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Croker slices through after the scrum before Morris comes up with the tackle.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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Pritchard puts the ball down as the game generates into an error-a-thon.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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The visitors run the ball on the last tackle and Lafai is tackled. Changeover.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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The short dropout doesn't work and the Bulldogs have the ball 10m from the Raiders line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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The Raiders throw the ball around on the last before Reynolds toes the ball ahead and then Croker bats the ball dead. Raiders dropout.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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Reynolds kicks into touch as Milford watches the ball roll out of play. Raiders scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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Milford goes down the short side and throws a pass for Earl which the winger can't hold onto. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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Brown is bundled back into the in-goal after taking McCrone's kick. Bulldogs dropout.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Anthony Milford. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Milford scores a consolation try for the Raiders after stepping his way through the Bulldogs defence. Croker adds the extras from beside the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-12

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PENALTY Raiders. Graham tries to slow the play-the-ball down.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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Lafai tries to get on the outside of his man before flicking a pass intended for Brown but it goes in touch. Raiders scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Raiders offside.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

62

Ennis goes down the short side with a cutout ball which finds Earl for the Raiders.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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Tiny knock on from Robinson at dummy half. Bulldogs on the attack.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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Another error from the Raiders. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Ennis and Tolman laying in the ruck for too long.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Hodkinson ruled to have had another crack at McCrone after the tackle.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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Williams knocks on and the Raiders will feed a scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Hodkinson taken out after the kick. Replays suggesting it's a very harsh call.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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

Perrett grabs a hat-trick and it was all too easy for the Dogs. Reynolds found Inu who caught and passed in the one motion to Perrett who again crossed in the corner. Hodkinson again misses from the sideline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28-6

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PENALTY Bulldogs. High tackle from Shillington on Reynolds.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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Milford throws a Harbour Bridge pass which sails over the touchies head and into the third row of the grandstand. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Bulldogs offside.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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Lafai and Thompson knock knees and the Dogs' centre is receiving attention.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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Milford drops the Morris kick backwards.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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

Morris is at it again, delivering another one-handed pass to his winger who crosses again out wide. Danger signs for the Raiders defence with the Storm saga still a fresh memory. Hodkinson again can't add the extras.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-6

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Ennis is 20m in front of Hodkinson who kicks the ball ahead but the referees rule play on somehow.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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Crossfield bomb from McCrone is horrendous and Inu leaps high to take the ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

41

second stanza underway

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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Halftime in Canberra and it's the visitors holding a 14-point lead.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Reynolds gives the ref a mouth full and is penalised.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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Morris goes down the touchline before running into Robinson who bundles him into touch.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Sandor Earl. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Sandor Earl opens the Raiders account in the shadows of halftime. McCrone dabbed a kick in behind the Dogs defence and the winger received a perfect bounce to cross in the corner. Croker adds the extras from the sideline to give the home side hope in the second half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Raiders try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-0

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PENALTY Raiders. Williams and Hodkinson too slow in the ruck.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-0

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

Lafai crosses this time for the Bulldogs. Hodkinson tried to squeeze his grubber into the in-goal but it ricocheted off the legs of Williams and into the arms of the 'Dogs centre. Hodkinson adjusts his radar and adds the two.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 20-0

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Foster caught offside.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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Milford jinked his way through the Bulldogs defence before trying to bang the ball down, but he knocks on over the line. Bulldogs 20m restart.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Raiders try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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PENALTY Raiders. Halatau not square at marker.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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McCrone grubbers on the last into the arms of Reynolds.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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Thompson takes the ball off Williams one-on-one and the Raiders go on the attack.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Mitch Brown. Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson unsuccessful.

Possible 12-point turnaround in Canberra as Brown crosses in the corner. The Dogs ran the ball to their left side with Hodkinson linking with Morris who passed to Brown to finish off the move. Hodkinson can't add the extras from the western sideline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Bulldogs try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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PENALTY Bulldogs. High tackle from Vaughan.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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No Try. Somehow the video referee has come up with Sam Williams as knocking the ball on despite the ball not bouncing.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Raiders try.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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PENALTY Raiders. Hodkinson hangs onto the leg of Williams for a bit too long.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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

Perrett scores again for the Dogs! They looked like they'd lost their way when the ball hit the ground on the last, but Morris scooped up the ball, before getting on the outside of his man. He then basketballed a one-handed pass over the top to his winger who scored in the corner. Hodkinson can't add the extras from the sideline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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Tilse throws a ridiculous pass out the back 20m from his own line. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Hodkinson goes to the air and the ball is knocked on by Pritchard before Milford does the same. Raiders ball.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Reynolds wraps to the short side but the pass is too high and wide for Lafai and the ball goes in touch. Raiders scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Earl comes up with a great catch off Reynolds' kick. Raiders working the ball off their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Shillington hit in a solid tackle and the ball comes free. Bulldogs scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

13

Jackson loses the ball as the Dogs went on the attack.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Robinson somehow keeps the ball in play after Reynolds has his kick half charged down.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Wighton loaded onto the medicab and makes his way off Canberra Stadium. Looks like a possible broken leg for the Canberra youngster.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Wighton is in some pain as the game is held up. Possible lower leg injury for the Raiders centre.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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McCrone goes to the air but Wighton is tackled and it will be a changeover.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Morris kicks out of dummy half and Milford goes straight through the defence!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Josh Morris. Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Morris scores for the Dogs! Reynolds ran around Tilse as if he was standing still before drawing Milford to give Morris an unimpeded run to the line. Hodkinson adds the extras from beside the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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No Try. The Bulldogs breathe easy after Wighton is penalised for a double movement following Morris and Lafai looking at each other and not contesting the ball in the air.

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Raiders try.

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Hodkinson dummies on the outside before throwing the ball without looking back on the inside to Morris. Pass ruled forward. Raiders scrum.

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PENALTY Bulldogs. Raiders taking too long to get off the tackled player.

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The Raiders put the ball down and the Dogs finally get possession.

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Good first set in defence from the Dogs and Williams grubbers into the in-goal. Morris is tackled. Bulldogs dropout.

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And Perrett drops it off the kick-off! Bulldogs dropout.

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We're underway!

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In Close the Gap round, we will now have the welcome to country address.

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Michael Ennis takes the Dogs out onto Canberra Stadium and they head to the southern end of the ground.

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In the Holden Cup curtain raiser earlier this morning, the Bulldogs belted the first-placed Raiders 62-12.

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Good afternoon footy fans and welcome to a crisp, but clear Canberra Stadium for this afternoon's Round 23 encounter between the Raiders and Bulldogs. The Raiders will look to bounce back from their 28-22 loss to the Roosters last week. The Bulldogs also hope to return to the winner's list after their surprise 26-16 loss to Gold Coast on Monday.

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TEAM NEWS: Raiders – Blake Ferguson OUT for Canberra; Jack Wighton comes into the centres. Reece Robinson moves to the wing

Bulldogs – A positional change for Canterbury sees Josh Jackson come into the starting 13, Tony Williams will be injected from the bench

Raiders: 1. Anthony Milford 2. Sandor Earl 3. Jarrod Croker 5. Jack Wighton 18. Reece Robinson 19. Sam Williams 7. Josh McCrone (C) 8. David Shillington (C) 9. Glen Buttriss 10. Dane Tilse 11. Josh Papalii 12. Joel Thompson 13. Joel Edwards
Interchange: 14. Shaun Berrigan 15. Jake Foster 16. Brett White (C) 17. Paul Vaughan

Bulldogs: 1. Sam Perrett 2. Mitch Brown 3. Josh Morris 4. Timoeteo Lafai 5. Krisnan Inu 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Ennis 10. James Graham 11. Frank Pritchard 15. Josh Jackson 13. Dale Finucane
Interchange: 14. Dene Halatau 16. Tim Browne 12. Tony Williams 17. Martin Taupau

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Grant Atkins, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Matt Rodwell

CANBERRA RAIDERS (16)
Tries: Sandor Earl, Anthony Milford, Josh Papalii
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (28)
Tries: Josh Morris, Sam Perrett (3), Mitch Brown, Timoteo Lafai
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/6)
Penalty Goals:



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