80:00
Sun 21 May 2017
ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 15090
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It's all called back by Gerard Sutton after a forward pass is ruled and the Roosters should survive this one

Sydney Roosters 24-18

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120 seconds... Dogs have it on halfway

Sydney Roosters 24-18

77

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Slots them from the sideline, slots them from in front... can't slot them from adjacent to the posts

Sydney Roosters 24-18

77

TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Mitchell Pearce. Kick to come.

IS THAT THE GAME?? Mitchell Pearce shows great determination to score

Sydney Roosters 24-18

76

Short dropout again from the Bulldogs... not sure why at this stage when it's a kick not putting pressure on the Roosters

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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

Adam Elliot loses the ball in the tackle and the Bulldogs have to defend again in their own half

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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So now a referee can change his mind??

Meanwhile the Roosters go down the other end and concede a penalty before a Dogs error

Sydney Roosters 20-18

70

All the momentum at the moment is with the Bulldogs, Roosters look tired but do the Dogs have the energy

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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James Graham off for a HIA test.... on a shoulder injury??

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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Both sides pushing each other, Roosters forcing a drop out then the Bulldogs find touch 10m out...

Latrell Mitchell off with a rib/sternum injury, James Graham clutching a shoulder

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Matt Frawley makes an unforced error.

Not a clean pick up from dummy half by Matt Frawley and it's called a knock on by the referees

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Kerrod Holland successful.

Holland from right in front slots the conversion to close the gap

Sydney Roosters 20-18

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Matt Frawley. Kick to come.

From one end to the other... The Bulldogs get through the Roosters defence and there is nothing the Roosters defence can do other than to concede

Sydney Roosters 20-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Kerrod Holland successful.

The goal kicking is perfect again so far with Holland converting his own try

Sydney Roosters 20-12

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Kerrod Holland. Kick to come.

En het is een poging voor holland - Kerrod Holland under the pressure of the defence gets to the line and scores

Sydney Roosters 20-10

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Jake Friend penalised for hands in the ruck... Bulldogs find touch 35m out

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Tough call against the Bulldogs after a "dangerous tackle" ruled by Sutton... replays suggest it was totally legal

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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SIX AGAIN... 5m out with a full set for the Bulldogs

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Bulldogs running early in the second half... making big metres

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Guerra goes to the line and gets inches away.... last tackle and the Dogs will get the ball back

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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73m set for the Dogs in their second but the bomb from Mbye goes dead and the Roosters go from the 20m with the 7 tackles

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Roosters make 55m in their opening set but then gain another 15 after running it on the last

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Second half underway and the Bulldogs make 49m off their opening set

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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And that's all she wrote for the opening half.... The Dogs barked early but it was the Roosters crowing right throughout the half though

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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19 seconds for the Bulldogs to do something....

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Delayed call from Gerard Sutton but the Dogs earn a penalty with 90 seconds to halftime...

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Mitchell Pearce reads the play from Frawley and gets out of his own ingoal with relative ease

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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There seems to be an interesting interpretation of forward in this one... few passes being missed by officials

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Michael Gordon makes an unforced error.

Michael Gordon drops a hard pass and the Dogs get another set to attack

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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The Bulldogs get one chance up attacking the Roosters line and they get it WRONG... The ball goes dead

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Latrell Mitchell a bit too eager for the ball.... doesn't make an attempt to catch the ball and Gerard Sutton blows a penalty to the Bulldogs who go into halfway off the penalty

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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"SURRRENDERRRRR" cries Gerard Sutton as the Roosters dive to the ground to stop an obstruction call

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Roosters go to the air this time... Hopoate takes it under little pressure but Gordon is there once he takes it

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon from the touchline sends it to the goal posts and Mr Henderson and Mr Wise behind the posts don't need to move other than for putting up their flags.

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Latrell Mitchell. Kick to come.

Latrell Mitchell has only Daniel Tupou for competition on who was gonna clean up that Mitchell Pearce kick...

The Roosters have the ball on a sting at the moment after Pearce runs to the line then grubbers in behind

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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Another short dropout by the Bulldogs.... at least it goes 10m this time... #Positives

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Another repeat set forced by the Roosters... up by 8 and turning the screws with a muzzle on the Dogs at the moment

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Bulldogs started hot earlier but the crow of the Rooster is more potent than the bark of the Bulldog at the moment

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Penalty goal attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Two points this time for the Roosters after the dropout doesn't go 10m

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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No penalty goal but another attacking set for the Roosters and at the end of it they force a dropout

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Roosters burn the Dogs don't the left again and then mid-set earn the penalty right in front... 2pts?

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Frawley just lobs the ball in the air off the boot... not sure what the idea was

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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So no popcorn chicken bucket for Luke Keary... Daniel Tupou was ruled to have gone out

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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BUNKER TIME AGAIN.... Checking whether Daniel Tupou stayed in or out... replays showing he's out.... live decision is TRY however...

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon puts the ball through the posts

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Jake Friend. Kick to come.

And Jake Friend is allowed to have his $10 bucket of popcorn chicken by the bunker with the green lights giving the Roosters their second 4 pointer

Sydney Roosters 10-6

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STOP... BUNKER TIME - We have a try according to Gerard Sutton, checking for a bit of everything, checking whether a Roosters knock on happened or a tackle was complete and the grounding

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon the sharp shooter lets it fly off the tee and touch judges flags go up

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Skills on show from the Roosters outside backs.... A catch and step all Daniel Tupou needs to do in that one to get the Bondi boys on the board

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-4

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Latrell Mitchell not 100% after a collision up and running now.

Bulldogs working from their own 10m line and get up to the 40m on the last

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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

Brett Morris makes an extraordinary run but he gets so close to the line but the ball comes out , Roosters scrum 10m out from their own line

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Michael Lichaa having a blistering start early on, the Roosters stuttering in attack at the moment

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Kerrod Holland successful.

Kerrod Holland converts it from mid range and the Dogs are in the lead

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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

The Dogs are barking early on with Josh Morris slicing through the line.

All the play set up earlier in the set by Michael Lichaa bursting from dummy half

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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Not a clean kick from Mitchell Pearce finds Kerrod Holland 35m out...

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Early attack for the Bulldogs - but the Blake Ferguson does enough to intercept the pass on his own line

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Hope your all having a great afternoon... the middle of a Sunday sandwich is this game... and we are go

Referees:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (18)
Tries: Josh Morris, Kerrod Holland, Matt Frawley
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kerrod Holland (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (24)
Tries: Daniel Tupou, Jake Friend, Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Pearce
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)