The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Des Hasler part ways, effectively immediately.
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Dominating possession from the outset, the Canterbury side made inroads early on and were able to cross for some easy tries.
A stunned home crowd watched as an error-prone Tigers side struggled against an increasingly confident Bulldogs outfit.
At half time, it was 28-0 and the match was all but over.
The Bulldogs went on with it in the second half with Nigel Vagana finding the tryline for a second and third time.
Called upon to do a mountain of defensive work, the Tigers fought back well to hold the visiting side to just 10 points while scoring a late consolation for themselves just before full time.
League Unlimited best players 3 - M O'Meley (Bulldogs) 2 - N Vagana (Bulldogs) 1 - W Mason (Bulldogs)
Tigers 6 - Bulldogs 38 Sat 29 March 2003 7:30 PM Campbelltown Stadium Ref: Shayne Hayne
Scorers: Wests Tigers 6 Tries: O'Halloran Goals: Caine 1/1 Bulldogs 38 Tries: Vagana 3, Anasta 2, Talau, G Hughes Goals: El Masri 5/7
By the clock:
6 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Willie Talau crosses. Conversion Hazem El Masri. Bulldogs 6-0
12 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Braith Anasta scores as the Bulldogs exploit some ordinary defence. Conversion El Masri. Bulldogs 12-0
16 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Glen Hughes crosses and El Masri converts. Canterbury getting all the ball. Bulldogs 18-0
23 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Nigel Vagana scores. Conversion El Masri unsuccessful. Bulldogs 22-0
31 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Anasta gets a double as Bulldogs cut loose. Conversion El Masri. Bulldogs 28-0
54 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Vagana gets a double as Bulldogs go further ahead. Conversion El Masri unsuccessful. Bulldogs 32-0
64 min: TRY - Bulldogs. Vagana gets a hat trick. Conversion El Masri. The Tigers refusing to worry the Campbelltown scoreboard attendants. Bulldogs 38-0
78 min: TRY - Tigers. I spoke too soon. Mark O'Halloran gets the home side a consolation try. Joel Caine converts. Bulldogs convincing winners 38-6