Full Time
80:00
7:55pm Fri July 12, 2019
Round 17 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 17757
80min

Tautau Moga is tackled on the last tackle and the Bulldogs have pulled off a massive win.

78min

The Knights will have one set to get out of jail.

78min

Shaun Kenny-Dowall loses possession.

76min

Hopoate is collected on the last.

76min

Kenny Edwards would be proud at DWZ's cramp performance.

76min

DWZ is down with cramp much to the disgust of the home fans.

76min

Hopoate collects an intercept that should win the Bulldogs the game.

75min

The Knights would love a penalty.

74min

Nick Meaney comes up with a vital catch to halt the Knights attack.

73min

Watson gets over halfway.

73min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

It's a 6 point game!

Bulldogs lead Knights 14 - 20 Bulldogs
73min

Try: Knights
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

It's not over yet!

Bulldogs lead Knights 12 - 20 Bulldogs
73min

Shaun Kenny-Dowall is claiming a try underneath the posts.

72min

The Bulldogs have lost possession on their goal line.

72min

The Knights collect the short restart.

72min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

The Bulldogs have almost certainly secured a deserved win.

Bulldogs lead Knights 8 - 20 Bulldogs
71min

The Newcastle fans have let their feelings be known at the decision.

71min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Reimis Smith. Kick to come.

The Bulldogs will be off the bottom of the ladder tonight!

Bulldogs lead Knights 8 - 18 Bulldogs
71min

Reimis Smith is claiming a try.

69min

Sione Mata'utia comes up with an error to gift the Bulldogs a repeat set.

68min

Cogger takes on the line.

68min

The Knights kick out on the full.

67min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

The momentum is with the visitors right now.

Bulldogs lead Knights 8 - 14 Bulldogs
66min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Corey Harawira-Naera. Kick to come.

Is an upset in the offing?

Bulldogs lead Knights 8 - 12 Bulldogs
66min

Corey Harawira-Naera is claiming a try.

65min

Will Hopoate is collected in an important tackle.

64min

Tautau Moga delivers a wayward offload that results in an error.

63min

Jack Cogger kicks down field as Connor Watson almost gets to the 20 metre line.

62min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney levels the scores at 8-all.

Tied up at Knights 8 - 8 Bulldogs
62min

Gavet has been sent for making late contact on Chris Smith.

62min

Chris Smith is down following a late hit from James Gavet.

62min

The Bulldogs get a penalty in range to take a penalty.

61min

Ramien gives away an obstruction penalty.

60min

Cogger kicks down field as Hymel Hunt gets up to the 20 metre line on the first tackle.

59min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney converts and we've got a game!

Knights lead Knights 8 - 6 Bulldogs
58min

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

The Bulldogs spread the ball right to get the post their first try.

Knights lead Knights 8 - 4 Bulldogs
57min

Marcelo Montoya is away!

57min

Pearce takes on the line.

56min

The Bulldogs concede an offside penalty in a tragic end to a promising set.

54min

Nick Meaney is collected in a try-scoring position.

53min

Cogger kicks for the posts and gets a result as Connor Watson is tackled in goal.

51min

The Bulldogs come up with another error in attacking territory.

50min

DWZ makes a powerful run up to his 40 metre line.

50min

Wakeham goes high as Watson is up to the task.

49min

Nick Meaney collects Pearce's bomb on his 30 metre line.

47min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

From 20 metres out Lino puts the Knights ahead beyond a converted try.

Knights lead Knights 8 - 0 Bulldogs
46min

The Knights will take the points on offer.

46min

Napa collects Josh King high resulting in a penalty.

45min

Will Hopoate is tackled in goal following great pressure from Tautau Moga.

44min

Tim Glasby almost gets to the line.

43min

DWZ comes up with a costly error from the kick return.

42min

Josh King makes an important intercept with the Bulldogs on the attack.

41min

Hymel Hunt makes a nice catch on his 20 metre line.

40min

The Knights are back on with play set to resume.

40min

The Bulldogs are back on the field.

40min

Will Hopoate comes up with an error that encapsulates the frustrations of the Bulldogs over the opening 40.

39min

Play will resume with a line drop out.

38min

Cogger kicks for the in-goal, but the ball rolls dead.

38min

Renouf To'omaga comes up with a strip.

37min

The Bulldogs have had a genuine dig tonight, but errors at crucial times have proved costly.

37min

Josh Jackson comes up with a costly error.

36min

Nick Meaney is tackled by two Newcastle defenders.

35min

Hymel Hunt makes a great catch on his goal line.

34min

Pearce aims for the sideline, but the ball stays in play.

33min

The Knights regain possession after an attacking Bulldogs kick.

32min

Mason Lino dummies and runs, but the Bulldogs manage to defuse the pressure with ease.

31min

Connor Watson pinballs around the Bulldogs defence.

29min

Will Hopoate defuses Pearce's kick to put the Bulldogs back on the attack.

28min

The Knights tap and go once again.

28min

Tim Glasby gets a strip penalty.

28min

The Knights earn a penalty and will have a chance to post points inside the Bulldogs half.

28min

Cogger drives the ball downfield as SKD is collected 25 metres out from his own line.

26min

Tautau Moga is on the field for his first taste of NRL since Round 4, 2018.

26min

Sauaso Sue is being escorted from the field.

26min

Sauaso Sue is down with a knee issue.

26min

The Bulldogs come up with a tackle one error.

26min

Kurt Mann is down after copping friendly fire from Hymel Hunt in the act of contesting the ball.

26min

The Bulldogs get a penalty.

26min

Adam Elliott is collected in a try-saving effort by Jamie Buhrer.

25min

Corey Harawira-Naera makes a great run.

25min

Mitchell Pearce comes up with an error as the Bulldogs repel the home side once again.

24min

The Knights opt to knock back the shot at 2.

23min

Newcastle penalty.

23min

Mason Lino has come up with a strip 10 metres out from the Bulldogs line.

22min

David Klemmer is on to the delight of the Newcastle faithful.

22min

Dylan Napa comes up with an error that completely kills the good work done by the Bulldogs earlier in the set.

21min

Montoya has been held up in a superb tackle by Jamie Buhrer.

21min

Marcelo Montoya is claiming a try.

21min

Jack Cogger drops the ball on the last tackle, but the Bulldogs get a relieving penalty.

20min

Adam Elliott and Sauaso Sue are on for the Bulldogs.

20min

Sione Mata'utia delivers a superb tackle to cut down DWZ.

19min

Watson makes a great carry up to the 40.

19min

Wakeham puts a strong kick up as Watson is tackled 10 metres out from his goal line.

18min

Pearce bombs, but once again DWZ is up to the challenge.

16min

Pearce bombs, but the Bulldogs manage to hold on.

16min

No Try, the Bunker deems Sione Mata'utia has been held up in goal.

16min

The referee has referred the play as 'No Try' with the Bunker to adjudicate.

16min

Sione Mata'utia is claiming a try.

15min

Josh Jackson makes a try-saving tackle on Herman Ese'ese.

15min

SKD makes a great carry to put the Knights on the attack.

14min

Bulldogs error.

13min

Pearce finds the sideline 10 metres out from the Bulldogs line.

13min

Connor Watson makes a leaping catch to regain possession close his goal line.

12min

DWZ is collected in a strong tackle by Sione Mata'utia.

11min

The Knights will be counting their lucky stars after that one.

10min

Reimis Smith bombs a certain try after fumbling an offload from Will Hopoate with the line open.

9min

The Bulldogs get a relieving penalty coming out of their own end.

9min

DWZ manages to get out his in-goal after a well-timed kick from Pearce.

8min

Tim Glasby makes a nice carry almost to halfway.

7min

The Bulldogs concede a crusher tackle penalty.

6min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Mason Lino.

From the right touchline, the former Warriors playmaker adds the extras.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Bulldogs
6min

Nick Meaney appeared to have a shot at an intercept, but such was the quality of Mitchell Pearce's pass that it resulted in a try.

5min

Try: Knights
Scored by Shaun Kenny-Dowall. Kick to come.

Pearce delivers a beautiful pass to send his winger over for the opening try.

Knights lead Knights 4 - 0 Bulldogs
4min

Sione Mata'utia goes within a metre of scoring.

3min

Newcastle earn the first penalty of the evening.

2min

Pearce hoists the ball high, but once again DWZ is up to the task.

2min

Connor Watson makes a solid kick return almost to the 30 metre line.

1min

Pearce bombs on halfway, DWZ collects the ball 10 metres out from his own line.

Daniel Saifiti takes the first run of the evening.

Mitchell Pearce takes the Knights out to the sound of a rousing reception.

Josh Jackson is met by a hostile crowd as he leads the Bulldogs onto the field.

The Bulldogs have won five of their past six visits to McDonald Jones Stadium.

Claiming a 22-10 win over the Bulldogs during Magic Round, the Knights will be hoping to claim consecutive wins against the Blue and Whites for the first time since 2013.

The Bulldogs have one change with Jeremy Marshall-King returning from injury in place of Ofahiki Ogden on the bench.

Newcastle have a number of changes from the team named on Tuesday with Mitchell Pearce, David Klemmer, Daniel Saifiti and Tim Glasby all named to back up from Origin III, while Tautau Moga will make his NRL comeback after suffering his fourth ACL injury in Round 4, 2018.

The Knights come into tonight's clash off the back of a last-gasp loss to the Warriors last Saturday, while the Bulldogs will be chasing back-to-back wins for the first time this season after upsetting the Sharks prior to the bye.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 17 Friday Night Football between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from McDonald Jones Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Lowe

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mason Lino (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Mason Lino (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (20)
Tries: Will Hopoate, Corey Harawira-Naera, Reimis Smith
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nick Meaney (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Nick Meaney (1/1)