PENALTY BULLDOGS - Cordner pinged for a bad play the ball again. Been a bad night for the Roosters captain.
Mitchell from out wide on the left side again, but misses.
Keary with a nice short pass close to the Bulldogs line puts Matterson over for an easy try.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters get a fresh set of six and they are 20m from the Bulldogs line.
Mitchell slots the long goal.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters are 35m out and are opting for the penalty goal.
Taukeiaho with the 1-on-1 strip and he runs 20 metres upfield.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Manu knocks the ball forward while effecting a tackle.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Dogs take a quick tap. They are within 5m of the line now.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Ferguson gets the pass from the base of the scrum and drops it cold. Bulldogs now within 20m of the tryline.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Mbye finds touch with a good kick.
Montoya defuses another bomb!
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cordner drops the ball close to the Dogs line.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Foran drops the ball cold. Roosters on the attack again.
Mbye slots the extras.
Jackson runs onto a short ball from dummy half and forces his way over the line for a strong try.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Bulldogs get a chance to go on the attack here.
Josh Morris with a Herculean run to recover the grubbered kick by Cronk and to get out of his own in-goal.
Bulldogs turn the ball over just 25 m from their own line.
Montoya with another stunning take amongst plenty of attention. He's been safe as houses under the high ball tonight.
Friend attempts a little kick into the Dogs in-goal, but Frawley takes a great catch to deny the Roosters.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs kick restart goes over the dead ball line.
Mitchell converts from in front.
Tedesco makes a break through the Bulldogs fringe defence before passing infield to Cronk who scores by the upright.
Aubusson has been busted open after copping a stray knee from his team mate Jake Friend while making a tackle. Plenty of claret pouring out of him. He's come off now. Roosters threadbare for backs now.
Josh Morris scores under the sticks after a great dummy and break by Frawley, before he sent a pass to Morris who put the Dogs on the board.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cronk finds touch with a clever kick. Bulldogs will have to work the ball off their own 20m line.
Woods attempted an offload that was never on and he's lost the ball. Roosters let off yet again.
Bulldogs get 6 again and they are 10m from the tryline.
Montoya with a great catch under pressure. Next play and Mbye slices through the Roosters middle defence
A scrappy and ill-disciplined half comes to a close. Tupou has torn his pec and won't be back.
Mitchell from out wide on the left side and he converts.
After a great run by Napa, Tedesco then gets an inside ball from Keary and powers through the edge defence to score.
Napa bumps off the defence and makes a surge downfield.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Bulldogs make a meal of their last tackle option.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - FOrward pass from Radley at dummy half.
Bulldogs raid on the left side results in a turn over.
Mitchell kicks the penalty goal
Roosters opting to take the free two points.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs offside again.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Bulldogs offside. Cronk finds touch from half way and will start their set 25 metres out.
Tupou walking off nursing his arm.
Bulldogs chose to run on the last but again come up short. Turn over. Roosters get the ball 10 m from their own line.
Daniel Tupou is down with what looks like a shoulder/pec injury. Doesn't look good.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Cordner didn't play the ball correctly. Dogs let off.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Roosters start a fresh set 20m out from the Dogs line.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Obstruction. Roosters finally let off and the Bulldogs failed to come away with any points after a ton of possession.
Bulldogs looked to have scored a try but it was called back for obstruction.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Mitchell strips the ball of Jackson one on one, but the ball is ruled to have gone forwards. Another set of 6 for the Dogs inside the Roosters 20.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Roosters offside again! Bulldogs still 5m out.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Roosters offside. Dogs still 5m out from the Roosters line.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Liu offside. Dogs 5m out.
Off side and tackled Lichha off a quick tap.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Lichaa takes a quick tap and is tackled by the offside Liu
Cordner loses the ball and now the Dogs are finally on the attack.
Another good dummy half run by Lichaa
Mitchell from the other sideline has a shocker and misses.
Manu gets an offload away, Friend cleans up and then sends Ferguson over in the right corner.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Cordner juggles a short inside ball. The Bulldogs knock on trying to regather.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - They'll start their new set 40m out
Mitchell curls the conversion through from the sideline.
A kick from Foran is knocked back, accidentally by Mitchell. Tedesco picks it up on the Roosters line and sets off downfield before linking with Keary who runs away to score a stunning length of the field try.
PENALTY BULLDOGS - Mitchell flings his arm out lazily and hits Mbye high enough to warrant a penalty.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Mitchell sends Tupou down a very narrow passage, but the Bulldogs defence pushes him into touch. Bulldogs off the hook again, but having to work the ball out of their own half again.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Roosters on the attack and Keary forgets all about co-ordination.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - They find touch just inside their half.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Forward pass against Tupou. Dogs scrum 15m from their own line.
Roosters almost get a great try against the run of play! Mitchell scoops up a stray pass from Foran and links with Tupou who turns the defence inside out before passing back to Mitchell, but the pass goes forward.
Roosters first kick is a bomb and Mbye spills it backwards. Morris cleans up.
Bulldogs kick off and we're underway!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Chris Butler
Touch Judges: Clayton Sharpe, Kasey Badger
Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Luke Keary, Blake Ferguson, James Tedesco, Cooper Cronk, Ryan Matterson
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)
CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Josh Morris, Josh Jackson
Conversions: Moses Mbye (2/2)