Roosters end Bulldogs 7 game streak

The Sydney Roosters have ended the 7 game winning streak of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with a 32-12 victory at ANZ Stadium in front of 19,088 fans.

The Bulldogs were outsiders coming into the contest with halves pairing Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson given the nod over Roosters duo James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce for the NSW Blues.

The blue and whites looked to mount points early as Moses Mbye darted over the try line, however controversially the video referee denied the rookie half his first NRL try.

Debutant, Nene Macdonald was awarded his first career four-pointer as he flew high to take a great catch as the Roosters bombed the Bulldogs left side defence. There were heart palpitations from Trent Robinson (Roosters coach) as the video referee incredibly pushed the wrong button and spun up no try, luckily the decision correct to give the Roosters a 4-0 lead after 17 minutes.

Man of the Match, Sonny Bill Williams fired quickly to make it back-to-back tries for the tricolours as he cracked the Bulldogs goal line defence with a surging run.

Canterbury fought hard to trial by two points at the break as Mitch Brown crafted the first of two tries (27th minute) and Krisnan Inu slot a penalty goal on half time to close the gap to 10-8.

"The Count", Anthony Minichiello opened the scoring in the second half as he danced over in the eastern corner of ANZ Stadium as Shaun Kenny-Dowall provided the flick pass. Roosters led 14-8 after 48 minutes.

Mitch Brown claimed his second try of the match as a well-weighted grubber from Moses Mbye was dived on just shy of the dead ball line. The Bulldogs in with a shot, trailing just 14-12 heading into the final quarter.

The Bondi boys stormed home in the final 15 minutes and secured two premiership points with Shaun Kenny-Dowall (65th minute) Sonny Bill Williams (67th minute) and Anthony Minichiello (70th minute) crossing for tries. The Roosters clicked together and denied the Bulldogs any opportunity to strike back.

There will be some trouble for young David Klemmer as he was placed on report for leading with a boot as he charged into a tackle of Sam Moa. The incident will be review by the Match Review Committee heading into Round 12.

Next week the boys from Belmore enjoy a week break with a bye in Round 12, while the Sydney Roosters travel to the National Capital to clash with the Canberra Raiders.


Match Details
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 Sydney Roosters 32
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 19088
Halftime Score: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8 Sydney Roosters 10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Sonny Bill Williams
2 points - Jake Friend
1 point - David Klemmer

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Mitch Brown (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Krisnan Inu (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (32)
Tries: Nene Macdonald, Sonny Bill Williams (2), Anthony Minichiello (2), Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (4/6)
Penalty Goals:


LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

LATE MAIL: Bulldogs - A host of changes with a shift of positions. Reni Maitua moves to the interchange bench with Chase Stanley starting in the 5/8th position. Krisnan Inu comes into the centres giving Corey Thompson a start on the wing. Pat O'Hanlon drops off the bench

LATE MAIL: Sydney Roosters - Daniel Mortimer has been dropped to the NSW Cup, Shaun Kenny-Dowall shifts into the centres to accommodate Nene Macdonald on the wing. Samisoni Langi moves to the interchange bench.

Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from ANZ Stadium as the Bulldogs host the Sydney Roosters. The Blue and whites without Origin players in Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson and Tony Williams, the changes in the halves could upset the balance and give the Roosters an advantage. The tri-colours are looking to bounce back after being handed hiding last week by the Cowboys in North Queensland.

The Sydney Roosters are running out onto ANZ Stadium now, kick off minutes away now.

We are UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium as the Bulldogs kick off.

1: Moses Mbye considers the first penalty of the game for a hand in the ruck after the held call. Mitchell Pearce kicks for touch and the Roosters attack 10 metres of the half way line.

1: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, James Maloney put in a kick on the last tackle. Possible try for Mitchell Aubusson but referee Ashley Klein has said no try

2: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Nene Macdonald makes an unforced error.

Nene Macdonald ruled to have knocked on as he took a catch of the James Maloney kick. Try denied for Aubusson and it's the Bulldogs with the change over 10 metres off their try line.

2: ZERO TACKLE for the Roosters as the Bulldogs cough up possession on the half way line.

4: Nene Macdonald sees the pass behind him as he overran the pass from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Scrum for the Bulldogs 10 metres off their own try line.

6: Penalty to the Bulldogs, Anthony Minichiello pulled Michael Ennis off the ball as the kick from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck rolled towards the uprights. Bulldogs with possession 30 metres off their try line.

8: James Maloney stabs a kick long downfield and it's gathered up by Sam Perrett at the back just shy of the try line in the eastern corner.

9: Michael Ennis rockets a kick too deep and it's a 20 metre tap for the Roosters as a result.

9: ZERO TACKLE for the Roosters as the pass was knocked down by the Bulldogs. Roosters attacking just short of the half way line.

10: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Frank Paul Nuuausala makes an unforced error.

Frank Paul Nuuausala unable to handle the floating pass from Sonny Bill Williams as the Roosters spread wide on the run to the left. ZERO TACKLE ruled for the Bulldogs as they clean up the loose ball.

11: Penalty to the Bulldogs for Frank Paul Nuuausala not clearing the ruck. Time off following as James Graham and Frank Paul Nuuausala having some words after the penalty given.

12: VIDEO REFEREE for the Bulldogs, Mose Mbye is claiming a try as he darted out from an offload.

12: NO TRY for Moses Mbye as the video referee ruled he lost possession as he darted over the try line on the last tackle.

16: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, Nene Macdonald is claiming as he leapt up for a catch off a kick cross the field.

19: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Nene Macdonald. Kick to come.

Nene Macdonald has been awarded his try as he leapt up and took a brilliant catch. The video referee originally pushed the wrong button, yes he spun up the NO TRY but the four-pointer stands.

19: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

Jame Maloney with the conversion attempt is unable to slot the extras.

21: Penalty to the Roosters on the goal line, Bulldogs ruled offside as he attempted to rush up in defence.

21: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sonny Bill Williams. Kick to come.

Sonny Bill Williams has cracked the Bulldogs defence and strolled through the line with some great footwork to get away from James Graham and Moses Mbye. Roosters have their second of the night.

22: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney is successful this time around with a conversion from beside the uprights.

24: David Klemmer and Frank Paul having words as a penalty was blown for offside after the kick off. Roosters with possession now after the free kick.

25: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Anthony Minichiello makes an unforced error.

Anthony Minichiello has come up with a shocker as he attempted to throw a long pass on last tackle from acting half but his gripped failed him. Change over for the Bulldogs 10 metres short of half way

25: Penalty and marched 10 metres as the Roosters didn't clear the ruck. Bulldogs march up and attack just 10 metres out from the Roosters try line.

27: Krisnan Inu draws a penalty as a 2-on-1 strip called. Bulldogs with a full set inside the Roosters 10 metre red zone.

27: TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Mitch Brown. Kick to come.

Mitch Brown has taken a short pass from Tim Lafai and strolled through the Roosters defence on the western side of ANZ Stadium.

29: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Krisnan Inu successful.

Krisnan Inu with the conversion attempt on the western sideline slots the extras to close the gap to just four points.

31: Sonny Bill Williams concedes a penalty in possession for pulling on the head gear of Michael Ennis. Bulldogs now with possession.

32: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
James Maloney makes an unforced error.

James Maloney ruled to have knocked on as he looked to clean up the knock down from Nene Macdonald. Scrum feed for the Bulldogs 10 metres out from the Roosters try line.

35: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is trapped in goal as Moses Mbye kick was pin-point and well weighted for the chases to stop the winger from returning to the field of play. Line drop out for the Roosters, Bulldogs with a repeat set.

35: Mitchell Aubusson penalised for holding down in the ruck. Bulldogs take the quick tap and attack 20 metres out

36: Jake Friend took the ball dead off a grubber kick from Michael Ennis on last tackle, another repeat set for the Bulldogs through a line drop out from the Roosters.

38: Penalty to the Bulldogs as Sam Perrett was taken high in the tackle as he charged to the try line. He will be taken off with concussion.

40: SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Penalty goal attempt by Krisnan Inu successful.

Krisnan Inu slots the penalty goal after Michael Ennis was taken in a high tackle by Sam Moa. Everything blew up into the teams coming together into a push, no punches were thrown. Official warning was given to the captains of both teams.

40: HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium sees the Bulldogs trail 2 points, Roosters 10-8

40: Second half is UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium as the Sydney Roosters lead Bulldogs 10-8.

43: Mitchell Pearce draws a penalty as he charged to the try line, a flop is the call as the Bulldogs looked to swamp on him. No obstruction is called in the led up as he sailed into a massive gap in the defence. Roosters attack 5 metres out from the Bulldogs try line.

44: Sam Moa took a charge for the try line and he is held up over the goal, 10 metre line is the restart point on the 4th tackle.

45: Chase Stanley with a brilliant catch of the ball as he jumped high to tackle the last tackle kick from Mitchell Pearce.

45: James Maloney is penalised as he was ruled to have ripped the ball out of the hands of Josh Jackson after the held call. Bulldogs up to the 30 metre line.

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

David Klemmer running onto the tap restart after the free kick, knock on the call and the Roosters pack down a scrum to have possession 30 metres out from the Bulldogs try line.

48: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Kick to come.

Anthony Minichiello has danced over after taking an offload on the eastern side of ANZ Stadium from Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

49: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

James Maloney unable to slot the conversion attempt from the sideline, score remains the difference of 6 points.

51: Forward pass floated across as the Bulldogs shift across the park, scrum for the Roosters on half way

53: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Nene Macdonald makes an unforced error.

Nene Macdonald is called back as he charged down the sideline, knock on the ruling as he took a kick in the corner. Change over for the Bulldogs deep in their own half.

55: Reni Maitua gets the ZERO TACKLE as he apparently had the ball knocked free of his grip. Bulldogs attack inside the Roosters red zone.

56: Dylan Napa and co ruled to be offside on the try line, Bulldogs back to the 10 metre line with a full set.

57: VIDEO REFEREE for the Bulldogs, Mitch Brown is claiming as he dived in off a Moses Mbye grubber kick.

58: TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Mitch Brown. Kick to come.

Mitch Brown takes a well weighted grubber from Moses Mbye and dived on the loose ball just before the dead ball line to post the Dogs second try and his second four-pointer.

58: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Krisnan Inu unsuccessful.

Krisnan Inu hits the uprights and it's missed.

62: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Sam Perrett makes an unforced error.

Sam Perrett jumped for the last tackle kick and unable to hold onto possession.

62: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has come off for the Roosters for a concussion test.

64: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall takes a questionable pass short as he charged into a hole and strolls into the gap to post a four-pointer, Roosters extend their lead.

64: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney slots the conversion attempt.

66: 40/20 SYDNEY ROOSTERS
James Maloney kicks a 40/20.

James Maloney nails the 40/20 kick to give the Roosters a shot at the Bulldogs try line 10 metres out

66: SIN BIN
Timoteo Lafai is sent to the sin bin.

Tim Lafai has been marched 10 minutes in the sin bin after the 40/20 call as he took the intercept from RTS as threw the pass back infield.

67: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, SBW claiming his second try of the night.

67: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sonny Bill Williams. Kick to come.

Sonny Bill Williams is awarded his second try of the night as he charged through two Bulldogs defenders on the try line.

69: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney makes no mistake with the conversion attempt

69: Penalty on half way for the Roosters, kick off is out on the full.

70: Off to the video referee for the Roosters, Minichiello has bolted in after a deflection came off the boot of James Maloney.

70: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Kick to come.

Anthony "The Count" Minichiello adds 4 to the score as he gets the GREEN LIGHTS from the video referee.

71: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney slots the conversion attempt to extend the lead for the tri-colours

74: Penalty to the Bulldogs, count is 11-5 in favour of the blue and white. They attack 10 metres out

75: Another penalty on the try line is conceded by the Roosters, held in the ruck too long.

76: Penalty goes to the Roosters as David Klemmer (placed on report) charged forward and struck out with the leg as he went into the tackle of Sam Moa.

80: FULL TIME at ANZ Stadium and it's the end of the Bulldogs 7 game winning streak as the Roosters knock them off, 32-12.

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