Roosters overpower harmless Bulldogs

The Sydney Roosters have claimed a massive victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with a 38-0 victory at Allianz Stadium in front of 22,552. The Roosters now have held a third side to nil in the past four games.

The story all week was about former Bulldog, Sonny Bill Williams and tonight he was involved with two tries. The story now shifts to the performance of the Bulldogs, who are now only 1 win from the past six matches.

The Roosters scored just the single try in the opening half of football through Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. James Maloney had a perfect night with the boot converting all his goals.

At half time the Roosters ahead with a late penalty goal, 8-0.

The points flowed thick and fast in the second half for the Sydney Roosters scoring 30 unanswered points. 
 
Sonny Bill Williams scored the first of his double in the 50th minute as the Roosters opened the Bulldogs defence with ease. Minutes later the Roosters attacked again with a running play which saw James Maloney break the defence and lay the platform for Daniel Mortimer to race in after 55 minutes. 
 
The man of the headlines, SBW claimed his second four-pointer in the 64th minute with a powerful charge through the Bulldogs defensive pack. The Roosters extended their lead with Maloney's conversion, 26-0. 
 
The Roosters secured the victory with two final tries in three minutes at the back end of the contest. Man of the match, James Maloney cleaned up a pin-point grubber kick from Jake Friend to add to his growing try-scoring tally. The final points of the tonight were awarded to Michael Jennings as he dived over in the corner. 
 
The Roosters put on a clinic in attack as the claimed a 38-0 victory over the Bulldogs. Questions will now be asked of Bulldogs head coach Des Hasler of what comes next from the boys from Belmore. 
 
Next week the Sydney Roosters open the gates of Allianz Stadium once again as they host the St. George Illawarra Dragons on Friday Night Football. Meanwhile the Bulldogs head south to Shark Stadium when they do battle with the struggling Cronulla Sharks.

The points flowed thick and fast in the second half for the Sydney Roosters scoring 30 unanswered points. 

Sonny Bill Williams scored the first of his double in the 50th minute as the Roosters opened the Bulldogs defence with ease. Minutes later the Roosters attacked again with a running play which saw James Maloney break the defence and laid the platform for Daniel Mortimer to race in for points. 

The man of the headlines, "SBW" (Sonny Bill Williams) claimed his second four-pointer in the 64th minute with a powerful charge through the Bulldogs pack. The Roosters extended their lead with Maloney's conversion, 26-0.  

The victory was secured with two final tries in three minutes at the back end of the game. Man of the match, James Maloney cleaned up a pin-point grubber kick from Jake Friend to add to his growing try-scoring tally. The final points of the tonight were awarded to Michael Jennings as he dived over in the corner. 

The Roosters put on a clinic in attack as they claimed a 38-0 victory over the Bulldogs. Questions will now be asked of Bulldogs head coach Des Hasler as what comes next from the boys from Belmore. 

Next week the Sydney Roosters open the gates of Allianz Stadium once again as they host the St. George Illawarra Dragons on Friday Night Football. Meanwhile the Bulldogs head south to Shark Stadium when they do battle with the struggling Cronulla Sharks.


Match Details
Sydney Roosters 38 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 22,552
Halftime Score: Roosters 8-0

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - James Maloney
2 points - Sonny Bill Williams
1 point - Mitchell Pearce

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (38)
Tries: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Sonny Bill Williams (2), Daniel Mortimer, Michael Jennings
Conversions: James Maloney (6/6)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (0)
Tries: NIL
Conversions: NIL

LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

 

Welcome to LeagueUnlimited.com's LIVE coverage from Allianz Stadium as the Sydney Roosters host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. A game full of emotion for the fans with Sonny Bill Williams clashing with the club he walked out on five years ago.

Team News tonight: The Sydney Roosters are as per the program, 1-17.

Meanwhile the Bulldogs have one change, Kris Keating has been ruled out with a calf injury. As a result Trent Hodkinson comes into the line up.

Roosters - 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Sam Moa 11. Mitchell Aubusson 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Boyd Cordner

Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 15. Martin Kennedy 16. Isaac Liu 17. Aidan Guerra

Bulldogs - 1. Ben Barba 2. Mitch Brown 3. Josh Morris 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Sam Perrett 6. Josh Reynolds 21. Trent Hodkinson 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Ennis 10. Martin Taupau 11. Tony Williams 12. Josh Jackson 13. Greg Eastwood

Interchange: 14. Dene Halatau 15. Dale Finucane 16. Tim Browne 17. Frank Pritchard
Both sides are still on the field and warming up ahead of the clash here. Kick off at least about 10 minutes away
LATE INJURY: Issac Liu has been ruled out Roosters side as he suffered an injury in the pre-game warm up. Luke O'Donnell comes into the side on the bench
1 min: The Sydney Roosters kick off as James Maloney rockets the ball downfield. Bulldogs with getting first use
1 min: The Bulldogs complete their set without a mistake as Josh Reynolds fires a kick straight downfield to Anthony Minichiello
2 min: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Sam Moa makes an unforced error as he charged into the defence and simply dropped it. Bulldogs scrum feed inside the Roosters 20 metre line.
3 min: A very messy end to the set from the Bulldogs. Tim Lafai ended up with the ball however the spreading ball is dropped by Barba. Roosters come away with in on their 20 metre line.
4 min: Penalty is given against Josh Jackson for holding down in the ruck. James Maloney finds touch and the Roosters will attack on halfway
5 min: Massive defence from the Bulldogs on their goal line, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is forced over the sideline by the defence. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck danced through the line but was forced out. Bulldogs with a scrum feed on their 10 metre line.
7 min: The Bulldogs finding some good metres through the middle of the field. However, the last tackle bomb from Josh Reynolds is collected Anthony Minichiello
8 min: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Sam Perrett makes an unforced error as he dropped the ball in the tackle of two. The Bulldogs coming up with the mistake on the first tackle from the 20 metre restart. Roosters with a scrum feed on the Bulldogs 30 metre line.
10 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Sonny Bill Williams found some space on the left side of the field and provided a pin-point cut out pass for his winger in Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who danced over in the corner. The Roosters making the Bulldogs pay off the mistake from the scrum feed. James Maloney from the touchline is successful as he split the uprights
Sydney Roosters 6-0
13 min: Brilliant work from Josh Morris sees Roger Tuivasa-Sheck forced back in goal which earns the Bulldogs a line drop out.
14 min: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Ben Barba makes an unforced error has he failed to take the quick pass as the Bulldogs spread it wide. Roosters come away with it in their half.
15 min: There is an injury concern for Josh Reynolds who is grabbing his right shoulder, training is on the field looking at the shoulder.
20 min: End to end football from both sides, getting to the kicks and working it off the goal line. No mistakes from either side in the handling of the ball.
21 min: Penalty ruled to the Bulldogs, shoulder charge the call. Meanwhile Boyd Cordner has blood all over his face.
22 min: Mitchell Pearce the one with the shoulder charge to concede the penalty. Bulldogs attacking 20 metres out
22 min: The pass from Josh Reynolds is ruled forward at the 10 metre line, scrum feed packs for the Roosters. Meanwhile Boyd Cordner has a new jersey and getting patched up by the trainers.
24 min: Penalty goes to the Bulldogs for the Roosters ruled offside despite the Roosters claiming a try
25 min: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Martin Kennedy makes an unforced error as he charged into the line. A soft mistake gives the Bulldogs an escape with a scrum feed on their 10 metre line.
28 min: Josh Reynolds made a line break with a dummy run but he is collected around the collar by Mitchell Aubusson. The set end with a kick from Michael Ennis. Second tackle into the Roosters a set and the are awarded a penalty for the Bulldogs ruled offside.
29 min: Penalty against Aiden Tolman for holding down Mitchell Pearce just short of the goal line. The Roosters will take the two points on offer.
30 min: SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful from right in front of the goal.
Sydney Roosters 8-0
33 min: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Anthony Minichiello makes an unforced error as he charged onto the poor kick from the Bulldogs and dropped it cold. Bulldogs with a chance for points before half time with a scrum 10 metres out.
34 min: Penalty given to the Bulldogs for a Roosters offside. Michael Ennis takes the quick tap inside the Roosters 10 metre line
35 min: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs on the last tackle from the kick of Josh Reynolds attempted to go for points in the corner, but it's a mistake. Bulldogs had a nothing set with a poor attacking set
38 min: Almost a 40/20 for the Roosters, but Mitchell Pearce was outside the 40 metre line. Scrum Feed for the Bulldogs
40 min: HALF TIME at Allianz Stadium sees the Roosters leading the Bulldogs 8-0
41 min: The second half is UNDERWAY at Allianz Stadium with the Bulldogs kicking off through Ben Barba. Roosters with the first use of the ball.
41 min: Good long kick from James Maloney on the last tackle sees Ben Barba almost caught in goal as the Roosters chasers were up quickly. Bulldogs working it off their goal line.
43 min: Josh Reynolds on the end of the set kicks downfield and the ball is easily taken by Minichiello on his 10 metre line.
46 min: Accidental offside ruled against the Bulldogs as the kick through from Minichiello rebound off the legs of Ben Barba. The call against the Bulldogs as it's a scrum feed to the Roosters on the Bulldogs 10 metre line.
49 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sonny Bill Williams. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Sonny Bill Williams powered through the Bulldogs defence and slid over in the corner as the Roosters spread it quickly through Daniel Mortimer and Mitchell Pearce. James Maloney with the conversion from the right touchline is successful
Sydney Roosters 14-0
50 min: Anthony Minichiello kicked the ball ahead but it was too much as it rolled dead. Bulldogs almost conceding another try.
51 min: Penalty to the Bulldogs against Mitchell Aubusson. Bulldogs attacking 25 metres out
51 min: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Tony Williams makes an unforced error as he slid towards the goal line. The ball popped out and the points went begging. Roosters working with it.
55 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Daniel Mortimer. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney starting the play with a strong line break which provided the platform for Daniel Mortimer to race thrugh off a pass from Mitchell Pearce to score. James Maloney with the conversion added the extras
Sydney Roosters 20-0
58 min: Brilliant take from Minichiello in goal, he earns a 20 metre tap for the Roosters.
58 min: UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
James Maloney makes an unforced error as he attempted to kick the ball, the referee ruled not to have play at the ball.
60 min: UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Martin Taupau makes an unforced error as he dropped the ball taking it into the defence. Roosters with a scrum feed 20 metres from the goal line.
63 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sonny Bill Williams. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Sonny Bill Williams simply powered and charged through the Bulldogs defence on the goal line and dived in for his second try. James Maloney with the conversion slots the conversion from next to the posts
Sydney Roosters 26-0
65 min: Ben Barba is forced back in goal as he was unable to escape with Michael Jennings chasing up off the kick. Great pressure from the Roosters tonight.
67 min: Forward pass ruled against the Bulldogs, Roosters will have a scrum 30 metres from the Bulldogs goal line.
70 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by James Maloney. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney running through the line off a great kick from Jake Friend and races in to score his own four-pointer. He converts his own try from next to the left upright.
Sydney Roosters 32-0
71 min: Bad to worse for the Bulldogs, from the kick restart they kick it out on the full. Penalty to the Roosters on halfway
72 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, Michael Jennings scores in the corner. Looking at grounding
73 min: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Michael Jennings is awarded the try as he dived over in the corner beating three Bulldogs defenders. James Maloney with the conversion attempt from touch is successful
Sydney Roosters 38-0
76 min: Jake Friend knocks the ball dead as they defuse the bomb from Josh Reynolds. Bulldogs get a line drop out and a repeat set
77 min: Penalty against the Roosters for a high tackle. Bulldogs attacking 15 metres from the Roosters line, looking to get rid of his duck egg.
77 min: Penalty against the Roosters for a high tackle. Bulldogs attacking 15 metres from the Roosters line, looking to get rid of his duck egg.
77 min: Time off here as Martin Taupau has had a head clash with a Rooster. He will come off with concussion.
80 min: FULL TIME at Allianz Stadium sees the Roosters 38-0 over the Bulldogs. A massive performance from the Roosters which saw the Bulldogs look for answers as they are now 1 from 6 games.
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