Full Time
80:00
2:00pm Sun July 28, 2019
Round 19 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 10586
80min

The Roosters have done enough to hold off a gallant Bulldogs side, 20-12, at ANZ Stadium. Full report to come...

79min

James Tedesco comes up with possession to secure the win.

79min

Josh Jackson is held up over the line.

78min

The Bulldogs get a penalty from in front of the posts.

78min

The Bulldogs get a repeat set.

77min

The Bulldogs get a penalty inside the Roosters' half.

76min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

From the same position as his first kick, the result is identical!

Roosters lead Bulldogs 12 - 20 Roosters
75min

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

Will Hopoate makes a brilliant leap to set up Smith for his second try.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 10 - 20 Roosters
74min

Cooper Cronk comes up with a brilliant try-scoring effort to deny Aiden Tolman a try with a sliding kick.

73min

The Bulldogs get a penalty inside the Roosters' attacking zone.

72min

The Bulldogs earn a penalty inside the Roosters' 10 metre zone.

71min

Mitchell Aubusson loses possession close to the tryline.

71min

Sitili Tupouniua is a metre out.

70min

The Roosters get a repeat set.

69min

The Roosters get a penalty coming out of trouble.

69min

Corey Harawira-Naera is tackled on the last in a try-saving effort from Cooper Cronk.

68min

The Bulldogs have a set inside the Roosters' 20 metre zone.

67min

Siosiua Taukeiaho is being assisted off the field.

67min

The Bulldogs get a penalty after Sitili Tupouniua contacts Josh Jackson.

66min

Joseph Manu flick passes over the sideline.

65min

The Bulldogs have had a dig today - but errors at key times have been costly.

64min

The Bulldogs come up with an error.

63min

The Bulldogs get a penalty.

63min

Nick Meaney manages to defuse a frantic last tackle play from the Roosters.

62min

Mitchell comes up with possession after a poor kick from Jack Cogger.

61min

Cronk goes high as Smith is collected just shy of his 20 metre line.

60min

Renouf To'omaga was placed on report following the Morris try.

60min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell converts to almost surely secure the win for the Roosters.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 6 - 20 Roosters
59min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

Making the Bulldogs pay for their error, Morris scores against his former team.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 6 - 18 Roosters
58min

The Roosters get a penalty from in front of the posts.

56min

Lachlan Lewis drops the kick-off to undo all the good work done by the Bulldogs over the past 15 minutes.

55min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Coming back in off the upright, the Bulldogs are back in the match.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 6 - 14 Roosters
55min

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

Smith gets his ninth of the season to get the Blue and Whites on the board.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 4 - 14 Roosters
55min

Reimis Smith is claiming a try.

54min

The Bulldogs get a penalty.

54min

The Bulldogs have been terrific during the opening stages of the second half.

54min

Joseph Manu is trapped in-goal.

53min

Reimis Smith makes a sensational run up to the Roosters 20 metre zone.

51min

Latrell Mitchell is taken over the sideline in a great effort from the Bulldogs.

50min

JMK comes up with an error on halfway following an offload from Renouf To'omaga.

48min

Keary goes high as DWZ is collected by Aubusson on his 20 metre line.

47min

The Bulldogs have started the second half full of confidence.

46min

Cooper Cronk bombs as Reimis Smith almost gets to the 30 metre line,

45min

The Bulldogs throw caution to the wind on the last tackle, but a forward pass proves costly.

43min

Lachlan Lewis comes up with a terrific kick to force a repeat set.

42min

Brett Morris looks for an intercept, but can't maintain possession.

42min

Cogger goes within a metre of scoring.

41min

The Bulldogs get a penalty after Victor Radley took out Lachlan Lewis after kicking.

40min

Chris Smith gets an offload away as the Bulldogs find themselves inside the Roosters' territory.

40min

Latrell Mitchell kicks off as Danny Fualalo makes a strong carry.

40min

Both teams are back out for the second half.

40min

Cronk bombs, but despite the best efforts of the Roosters, Kerrod Holland takes the ball over the sideline to see out the opening 40 minutes.

39min

Josh Jackson loses possession inside the Roosters' half.

38min

The Bulldogs get a penalty.

38min

Cronk bombs as DWZ and Nice Meaney get over their 20 metre line,

36min

The Bulldogs find touch 10 metres out from the Roosters' goal line.

35min

Boyd Cordner comes up with possession as the Bulldogs do well to repel several attacking raids.

35min

Jeremy Marshall-King is receiving attention after copping contact from Isaac Liu.

34min

The Bulldogs do well to deny Joseph Manu, but the referee awards the Roosters a penalty for a strip.

33min

Remis Smith prevents a Roosters' try but can't hold onto possession.

32min

Joseph Manu is held up over the tryline.

32min

Boyd Cordner earns a penalty despite appearing to lose possession.

31min

Zane Tetevano is on for the visitors.

31min

The Roosters get another penalty.

30min

The Roosters get a penalty and will start a set 30 metres out from the Bulldogs' line.

30min

Luke Keary earns a 20 metre restart after a poor last tackle kick from Lachlan Lewis.

29min

Fortunately for the Bulldogs, the referee deems the Roosters to have been in front of the kicker.

28min

Keary bombs for DWZ who knocks on.

27min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

From the sideline, Mitchell nails the conversion.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 0 - 14 Roosters
26min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Denied the opening try earlier in the half, Manu gets his fifth try of 2019.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 0 - 12 Roosters
26min

Manu is claiming a try.

25min

Danny Fualalo comes on for Dylan Napa.

25min

The Bulldogs come up with a knock on at dummy half.

24min

Chris Smith is on for Adam Elliott.

23min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell takes the visitors out beyond a converted try.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 0 - 8 Roosters
23min

The Roosters elect to take the points on offer.

22min

Dylan Napa has been placed on report.

22min

The Roosters get a penalty after Dylan Napa made late contact on Victor Radley.

21min

The Roosters will come up with a repeat set on halfway after a questionable ruling against the home side.

20min

Lachlan Lewis goes to the heavens only for Daniel Tupou to come up with possession.

18min

Josh Jackson is denied by Luke Keary a metre out from the goal line.

17min

The Bulldogs get a penalty in front of the posts.

16min

Boyd Cordner makes a great run only to lose possession after Reimis Smith punches the ball loose.

16min

The Bulldogs loses possession.

15min

The Bulldogs get a penalty and will start a set inside the Roosters' half.

15min

James Tedesco loses possession inside the Bulldogs half after receiving pass that would make Tom Brady proud.

13min

Daniel Tupou is met by several Canterbury defenders after catching the ball.

12min

Sam Verrills loses possession after another great offload from JWH.

12min

The kick-off goes out on the full with Luke Keary putting his foot on the dead ball line.

11min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

From in front, Mitchell gives the visitors a 6-0 lead.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 0 - 6 Roosters
10min

Great work from JWH to put Radley away, who in turn linked with Tedesco in support.

10min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

After several near chances, the Roosters have the opening try of the afternoon.

Roosters lead Bulldogs 0 - 4 Roosters
8min

Nick Meaney is tackled 10 metres out from his goal line.

6min

Jack Cogger finds touch 10 metres out from the Roosters' goal line.

6min

No Try - in the act of grounding the ball, Manu has put his foot on the touchline.

6min

Joseph Manu is claiming a try.

5min

James Tedesco is tackled inside the Bulldogs 20 following a line break.

4min

Jack Cogger kicks for Daniel Tupou who has no trouble coming up with possession.

3min

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

3min

Cooper Cronk looks to score his 100th try, but the referee deems James Tedesco's final pass to have travelled forward.

2min

The Bulldogs come up with an error in the act of contesting a bomb inside the Roosters' half.

1min

Luke Keary bombs for DWZ who is caught just over the 20 metre line.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak kicks off as Siosiua Taukeiaho takes the first carry of the afternoon.

Josh Jackson and the Bulldogs are greeted by a small, but vocal home crowd.

Boyd Cordner takes the Roosters onto ANZ Stadium for just the second time since defeating Melbourne in last year's grand final.

The Roosters have dominated the Bulldogs in recent years, winning 11 of 14 clashes since Trent Robinson was appointed coach in 2013, including the past five in succession.

The Roosters have several changes from the side named on Tuesday afternoon. Brett Morris replaces Ryan Hall on the wing. Sam Verrills starts at hooker with Victor Radley moving to lock and Isaac Liu dropping to the bench. Still Tupouniua is the new man on the bench.

The Bulldogs are as per program, 1-17.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 19 Sunday Afternoon Football between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters from ANZ Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Darian Furner

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Bryan Norrie

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Reimis Smith (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nick Meaney (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (20)
Tries: James Tedesco, Joseph Manu, Brett Morris
Field Goals:
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)