Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun June 30, 2019
Round 15 - Accor Stadium - Crowd: 8358
80min

Despite scoring fewer tries - The Bulldogs have taken victory at ANZ Stadium with a 14-12 victory

79min

JOHNSON LOSES IT AND DOGS WIN

79min

Jack Williams takes a great catch on a grubber and then runs 95m and gets brought down 5m out; Next play Townsend kicks and forces a dropout

79min

WILLIAMS RUNS 95M

78min

Jack Williams loses the ball and and the Dogs have possession 20m out

77min

Lichaa again goes himself but is brought down short on the last tackle

77min

Lichaa tries the barge over but is held up next to the posts

76min

Dogs full set on the Sharks 10

76min

BIG CALL - Ben Cummins on the advice of Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski blows a penalty for a late hit by Jack Williams who is ON REPORT as well

73min

Wakeham kicks very high but Feki goes higher and takes the catch

69min

Bulldogs get a much needed penalty as Matt Prior pulls the ball out of Josh Jackson

68min

Matt Moylan runs to the line and then throws a no-look pass that would be pinpoint if it was aimed at TJ Jeff Younis

67min

Both sides making good metres but still no change to the 14-12

61min

Sharks attacking after an error from DWZ

57min

The Sharks cough up possession after Jayson Bukuya was ruled to have caused the error himself

52min

And the bunker doesn't confirm it with an obstruction being ruled with Briton Nikora causing an obstruction

52min

Chad Townsend throws a beautiful pass out to Xerri who catches on the outside and slices through... just need the bunker to confirm

50min

Dogs go close after forcing an error but a loose offload inside goes astray

49min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

SJ misses the conversion

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 12 Sharks
48min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Josh Dugan. Kick to come.

Moylan kicks in behind the line gets a ricochet and then Dugan gets through and grounds the ball

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 12 Sharks
46min

CHN right on the line spills the ball and the Sharks work it from their 10

41min

Play resumes with Canterbury getting first use.

40min

Johnson spills it with just over 60 seconds left in the half. Canterbury 30m out with a scrum and a minute to play.

39min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson sends it wide again so the lead is just six heading into the break.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 8 Sharks
38min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Shaun Johnson. Kick to come.

Johnson is awarded the try despite the Bunker reviewing it and showing that Nikora propelled it forward after the ball was stripped.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 8 Sharks
38min

Bunker - possible Sharks no try. Cronulla appear to have lost it over the line. Checking whether a strip was involved.

35min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

SJ sends it wide.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 4 Sharks
34min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

Feki gets the Sharks on the board with a four-pointer in the right corner after some good lead-up work by Johnson and Moylan.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 4 Sharks
32min

A nothing end to that set with Wakeham putting in a grubber, Moylan trapping it and the Sharks working it off their own line.

31min

Cronulla hand the Bulldogs possession once more and this time it's in a dangerous position.

29min

A Townsend grubber should have seen Hopoate trapped in goal but the former Blues centre is able to get out of the in-goal almost untouched.

28min

Cogger's last tackle cross-field kick is fielded in goal by Feki. 20m restart Sharks.

27min

Some Shaun Johnson magic can't deliver Cronulla a try - he steps and weaves and eventually puts in a kick for a surging Josh Dugan but it's gone too far. Bulldogs 20m restart.

26min

Canterbury concede a penalty in attack and Cronulla are let off the hook. Meanwhile, Kieran Foran is off with a leg complaint. Brandon Wakeham makes his debut in the halves for the hosts.

24min

Canterbury earn a reset of the tackle count with Moylan having a nightmare of an afternoon, dropping a Jack Cogger bomb.

22min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney makes no mistake and boom, it's 14-0. Who saw this coming?

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 14 - 0 Sharks
20min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Kick to come.

DWZ with his first Bulldogs try! Up the guts off a Foran offload.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 12 - 0 Sharks
18min

Doggies look to score in the far corner but the last pass to Meaney is forward. No dice. Sharks scrum.

17min

Penalty Bulldogs. Cronulla laying on the tackled player too long. Home side with possession starting halfway.

16min

Cronulla error-prone thus far and struggling to make good metres. The addition of DWZ for Canterbury appears to have been a positive so far.

12min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Canterbury doing really well so far and they get a penalty 15m out near the posts. Meaney converts it truly.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 8 - 0 Sharks
6min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

No trouble for Meaney to convert that one early.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 6 - 0 Sharks
4min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Will Hopoate. Kick to come.

Foran puts up a high-ball and Hopoate gets it cleanly and grounds it!

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 4 - 0 Sharks
3min

Matt Moylan spills it near halfway under almost no pressure. Canterbury scrum.

2min

Both sides' first sets pretty standard stuff.

1min

Quick team news update with the game underway - Canterbury coach Dean Pay dropped Rhyse Martin and Danny Fualalo from the bench with Adam Elliott and debutant Brandon Wakeham coming in. Cronulla welcome back former Bulldog Aaron Woods with Blayke Brailey dropping off the bench. Finally - Hamlin Uele is benched with Jack Williams starting up front.

We're underway at ANZ, Canterbury kick off and the Sharks have it first up.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Liam Kennedy

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Lowe

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (14)
Tries: Will Hopoate, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nick Meaney (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (12)
Tries: Sosaia Feki, Shaun Johnson, Josh Dugan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (0/3)
Penalty Goals: