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CANTERBURY continued to push their Telstra Premiership credentials for 2012 with a 32-12 disposal of the Parramatta Eels in front of 31,102 fans at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.
The Bulldogs 20-point victory was their seventh straight and sees them move alongside the Melbourne Storm at the top of the table for at least the night.
Livewire fullback Ben Barba was again at his supreme best, setting up three tries and coming up with his own 100m effort as the 'Dogs proved too strong.
The match started in controversial circumstances with Eels enforcer Fuifui Moimoi forced from the field after being collected high by opposite number Sam Kasiano from the first hit-up of the match. Kasiano was placed on report by referee Matt Cecchin but replays showed Moimoi slipping just before the point of contact.
The Bulldogs didn