80:00
Fri 17 March 2017
Forsyth Barr Stadium - Crowd: 10238
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Winding down here at Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Warriors in all sorts of trouble form-wise. Admittedly they are missing Tuivasa-Sheck and Foran but they need a big turnaround to improve on this awful showing.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Moses Mbye successful.

That puts this game to bed - Mbye converts and the Doggies are home.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24-12

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

They go to the left and it reaps results on the last! Brett Morris grabs his second!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Issac Luke makes an unforced error.

Not the Warriors' night. Bully drops it coming out of dummy half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Penalty goal attempt by Moses Mbye successful.

The lead is now six as Mbye converts the penalty.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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Penalty to Canterbury - Lillyman coming in around the legs late. Mbye will take the two.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Canterbury force an error off a high kick! Attacking 15m out!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Moses Mbye successful.

The 'hosts' back in front by four with Mbye adding the extras, 10m in from the touchline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Marcelo Montoya. Kick to come.

Outside, inside... Josh Morris delivers Bulldog junior Montoya a try on debut!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14-12

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Penalty Canterbury for a dangerous tackle on Faitala-Mariner.

Warriors 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Nice and close to the posts after he improved the position, no dramas there. The Warriors lead by two.

Warriors 12-10

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Shaun Johnson. Kick to come.

FINALLY they break through. SJ goes to the right, flicks it out for Thompson who gets outside his man and turns it inside for Johnson!

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Brad Abbey makes an unforced error.

Abbey lets a bomb bounce and it's come off his chest and travelled forward. Warriors scrum 30m out!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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12 consecutive plays for the Warriors inside Canterbury's 20m and no points from that foray. Pedestrian attack against some solid Canterbury defence.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Warriors get six again after it bounces off Reynolds leg from a last tackle kick.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Adam Elliot makes an unforced error.

Elliot loses it on the 2nd play. Warriors scrum 10m out from Canterbury's line. Ouch.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Warriors try a sneaky kick down the right edge but Brett Morris has cleaned it up.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Penalty Warriors - Mbye penalised. Holding the player down.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Warriors dominating the ball at the moment. A grubber ahead sees them force Abbey to bat it dead. Drop out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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NO TRY. Penalty Canterbury on the goalline.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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We're up to the Bunker for a possible obstruction no try against Kata. There's no way this will be awarded.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Warriors get six more on the last despite the player the ball was kicked into not playing at it.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Abbey loses control of the ball inside his own 10m off a Warriors' kick. Scrum to the away team... big chance for them to equalise.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Josh Morris makes an unforced error.

Reynolds kicks to the right wing, Morris tries to tap it back but it goes forward. Handover Warriors.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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We're back underway, Johnson's last tackle kick for the Warriors has deflected (not played at) off Mbye and into touch. Canterbury scrum halfway.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Moses Mbye unsuccessful.

Away to the left and the Dogs will likely take a four point lead to the sheds.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

Try time for the Doggies out wide and they are actually looking quite sharp, good numbers to the left. B Moz scores!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-6

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Canterbury throwing it around, posing a big threat to the flimsy Warriors defence. They force a drop-out.

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Canterbury with a scrum on halfway. Big chance to take a halftime lead here.

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End to end from both sides since the Canterbury try. Bulldogs looking a little more accomplished since the points, Warriors with a decent kicking game but not much else.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Moses Mbye successful.

Converts his own try from out wide!

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Moses Mbye. Kick to come.

Mbye goes himself on tackle four and he goes over out wide!

Warriors 6-4

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Warriors' set finishes with Canterbury in possession after the kick. Brett Morris down in backplay with a knee complaint. Bulldogs penalty on the 2nd.

Warriors 6-0

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Penalty Warriors after Reynolds flops on Lolohea following Mbye tackling him on a kick return.

Warriors 6-0

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Some Circus Music on that last tackle play for Canterbury. James Graham kicks across field and eventually Josh Morris has to chase it backwards and over the sideline. Warriors ball.

Warriors 6-0

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Third penalty to Canterbury. Count now 5-3 Warriors. Tap and go inside Warriors' 20m.

Warriors 6-0

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Penalty on tackle one. Bulldogs with it 10m out now.

Warriors 6-0

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Referee calls a Warriors knock on, 20m from their own line. Another chance for Canterbury.

Warriors 6-0

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Mbye grubbers on the last and the bounce is taken eventually by Maumalo, who goes to ground.

Warriors 6-0

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PENALTY Wa.... BULLDOGS! Warriors inside the ten. Set starts 35m out!

Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Fairly close to the sticks - Thompson's try is converted by SJ.

Warriors 6-0

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Bodene Thompson. Kick to come.

Green lights!

Warriors 4-0

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We're off to the Bunker. Bodene Thompson off a Reynolds boot after Lolohea grubbered through.

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PENALTY Warriors. Might just copy and paste that for the rest of the night. They attack from 20m out.

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Time off with Dave Klemmer having hit a Warriors player. Replay seems fine but somehow it's a penalty to the Warriors.

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Marcelo Montoya takes the ball competing with Vatuvei! Great take and Canterbury finally look to get out of their own danger zone.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: David Klemmer makes an unforced error.

Dogs their own worst enemy at the moment. Klemmer loses it in the PTB. Warriors scrum 20m out!

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We're off to the Bunker. Maumalo looks to have knocked on though. Canterbury 20m restart.

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Mbye with a short drop out but nobody chasing it - Warriors have it 20m out.

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Johnson spies Brett Morris a bit high up and puts in a kick behind him, but Moz turns around and bats it dead before Maumalo can get to it. Dropout!

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PENALTY Warriors - count now 3-0 to the away side coming out of their own half.

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Tuimoala Lolohea makes an unforced error.

Tui Lolohea drops it trying to rake in a Johnson kick. Bulldogs handover.

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PENALTY Warriors 5m out. Hingano hit high by Josh Jackson. Luke taps and they continue their attack.

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Johnson keeps the Bulldog defenders on their toes with an offload, it's touched and another six for the "visitors".

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PENALTY Warriors with the Dogs defenders inside the ten. Warriors ball 40m out.

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Great metres for Canterbury in their second possession, eventually finding Ken Maumalo with a grubber, and Brett Morris goes close to putting him into touch.

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Issac Luke makes an unforced error.

The Warriors throw it wide on the last then turn it back in-field and eventually Issac Luke fumbles it. Bulldogs handover.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Brenko Lee makes an unforced error.

Brenko's horrible handling to start the season continues on the 2nd play the ball. Awful start for the Doggies.

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The Warriors jog out onto the Dunedin turf. Canterbury join them shortly after and our referees follow - we're just about ready for a start.

It's the first NRL match for competition points at Dunedin. We're under a roof tonight - will be interesting to see how each side fares without the natural elements to consider.


We're not far from a start here - the Bulldogs are 1-17 with the Warriors 2-17, Tuivasa-Sheck out with concussion replaced by Tuimoala Lolohea at fullback.

Referees:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Anthony Elliott

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (24)
Tries: Moses Mbye, Brett Morris (2), Marcelo Montoya
Field Goals:
Conversions: Moses Mbye (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Moses Mbye (1/1)

WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Bodene Thompson, Shaun Johnson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2)
Penalty Goals: