Full Time
2:00pm Sun August 2, 2020
Round 12 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 5775

Lachlan Lewis puts in a hail-mary kick and Sivo is back there. He boots it into the crowd and the Eels will hold on.


The ball dies with Gutherson and the Dogs will need to go 90 in 10 seconds


Josh Jackson's cutout ball sails over the sideline. Bulldogs long odds to win it now


Marcelo Montoya plays it 10 metres out from his own line


Clinton Gutherson takes the bomb without any real pressure on him


Reagan Campbell-Gillard knocks on as he's tackled and the Bulldogs again hang on, however time is of the essence for them with only 4 minutes to go


Lachlan Lewis kicks from inside the 40 and Ferguson makes a strong run on the kick return. They're up to halfway on the second


Moses' kick sits up for Marcelo Montoya and the Bulldogs hold on


Moses grubbers through and Josh Jackson is there to take it dead


Marata Niukore has also gone off for an HIA


Pass from Jennings to Sivo is forward however it's ruled Averillo knocked on prior. Eels will have another set as Averillo receives attention and will probably come off for an HIA


Poor from Marcelo Montoya. He was in the clear with daylight in front of him but he opted to kick and it was a shank that went out on the full


Bulldogs play it on 20 metres out on the third


Lane ends up with the ball and the Eels hold on


Blake Ferguson drops it backwards and Clinton Gutherson is there to clean up. Another repeat set for the Dogs coming up


Ruled that Waqa Blake has knocked on and the Bulldogs will have ANOTHER attacking set on the Eels line


Bulldogs on the attack now after Jeremy Marshall-King makes good metres returning Moses' grubber


Penalty was for a crusher and Blake Ferguson looks to be in some trouble. He will remain on the field for the time being


Eels get a penalty


Foran's inside ball to Nick Meaney is called forward and again Parra survive


Sivo puts it down on the 2nd tackle and the Bulldogs are right back on the attack


The ball dies with Dylan Napa on the last and the Eels survive


Another repeat set coming up for the Bulldogs


Penalty to the Bulldogs near the posts but before they can choose to take the 2 Aiden Tolman taps and goes


Sivo grounds the ball in his own in goal. Repeat set coming up for the Dogs


The Bulldogs clean up Moses' kick and they streak away before Meaney is pulled down by Gutherson on halfway


Clinton Gutherson plays it 25 metres out from his own line


Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Jake Averillo.

Jake Averillo nails it from the sideline making it a 2 point ball-game

Eels lead Bulldogs 16 - 18 Eels

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Marcelo Montoya. Kick to come.

Try confirmed. Kieran Foran again took it to the line but instead of linking up with Raymond Faitala-Mariner he went to Lewis who executed a lovely catch and pass to get it to Montoya, who went over untouched

Eels lead Bulldogs 14 - 18 Eels

Going upstairs but the Bulldogs look like they've scored their 3rd


6 more for the Bulldogs, no infringement, the Eels knocked down Foran's pass


Reed Mahoney waited too long to pass and was hit hard by Ofahiki Ogden, forcing the mistake. The Bulldogs streak upfield and earn a penalty


Six more tackles for the Eels after the Bulldogs played at the ball


Dylan Napa forces the offload and Reed Mahoney dives on the ball


Nick Meaney juggles the bomb but eventually takes possession cleanly. Dogs play it on the 20 3 tackles in


Clinton Gutherson takes the bomb with ease and plays it on the 20


Bulldogs making decent metres now and are just starting to claw back momentum


Conversion: Bulldogs
Attempted by Jake Averillo.

Jake Averillo is unable to convert his own try from out wide

Eels lead Bulldogs 10 - 18 Eels

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Jake Averillo. Kick to come.

Try confirmed! Dallin Watene-Zelezniak had the ball 1 on 1 with Sivo and got it to Jake Averillo, who charged onto it and executed one of the best putdowns you'll ever see. We have a game on our hands!

Eels lead Bulldogs 10 - 18 Eels

Upstairs for what look like a Doggies try


Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's offload went to Shaun Lane, who had the ball stripped and now the Dogs have a fresh attacking set


Dogs with some decent field position here, up to halfway on the 3rd


Ofahiki Ogden makes a strong run to open the half


Players are back out there ahead of the 2nd half


Moses grubbers on the 4th and Meaney is taking no chances and bats it dead. That should see out the half


Eels get another penalty, this time the Dogs were offside


Lachlan Lewis kicks from inside the 40 on the last and Clinton Gutherson returns it to play the ball on the 40


Ferguson catches the bomb on the last and a crazy passage of play ends with Dylan Brown putting in a grubber that Josh Jackson handles easily


Injured Bulldog Adam Elliott has dyed his entire head of hair blue. Eels get a penalty after Gutherson was tackled in the air


Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Jake Averillo.

Jake Averillo makes it 18-6. I think that should've been "past Moses" not "passed Moses" before but who cares, we now have a somewhat exciting game on our hands

Eels lead Bulldogs 6 - 18 Eels

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Kick to come.

Great try to the Doggies. Kieran Foran took the ball to the line and executed a late pass to perfection to put Raymond Faitala-Mariner passed Moses and over the line.

Eels lead Bulldogs 4 - 18 Eels

Set restart for Canterbury


A frantic set from Canterbury ends with Gutherson narrowly avoiding being taken back into the in goal, however it doesn't matter as they drag Ferguson back on tackle 2 thanks largely to the effort from Josh Jackson


Nick Meaney runs hard after fielding Moses' bomb and plays it on the 20


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses again puts it over from next to the posts

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 18 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Clinton Gutherson. Kick to come.

Try confirmed. Mitchell Moses put in a beauty of a grubber and Gutherson chased through to beat 2 Bulldogs to the ball and ground it

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 16 Eels

Going upstairs but it looks like the Eels have scored


An awkward bounce for Gutherson but he gains possession and a tackle later his side receives a penalty for a late shot from Tim Lafai


Mitchell Moses put a kick in looking for Waqa Blake but it's too deep and to Dogs have a 7 tackle set


Penalty to the Eels on a crazy last tackle. Blake Ferguson won the contest for the ball and got it away to Waqa Blake, who grubbered in for Jennings who was held up. Penalty was for a Parra player being taken out off the ball


The Dogs punt it into touch to finish the set


A good set ends with an average kick for the Eels and Watene-Zelezniak ends up with it in his own 20


Challenge unsuccessful, Eels have the ball


The ball dies with Luke Thompson on the last tackle and the Bulldogs turn it over, however they are challenging, saying that the set should've restarted and Maika Sivo touched the ball


Nick Meaney puts a well weighted grubber in looking for Foran but Marata Niukore got there first and batted it dead


Set restart for the Dogs 10 metres away from the try-line


Mitchell Moses stabs a kick on and Nick Meaney will play it 15 out from his own line before his side gets a penalty a tackle later


Junior Paulo plays it 10 metres out after the restart


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses makes it 2 from 2

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 12 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Clinton Gutherson. Kick to come.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak can't find a hole big enough. After playing the ball the wrong way the Eels have gone over about 2 tackles later. Michael Jennings made the line break and found Clinton Gutherson in support

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 10 Eels

From almost hero to zero for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, he's played it the wrong way! Eels get a penalty


Eyes up play from Lachlan Lewis to put in a cross field kick on the 4th. It looked as if Dallin Watene-Zelezniak would win the race however Gutherson was there and did well to cover the ground to get to the ball first


Wrong option from Eels winger Blake Ferguson. On the 5th he ran from dummy half but was easily taken into touch by Marcelo Montoya. Fergo remains on 0 tries in 2020


The Eels this time have an attacking set after the Bulldogs play at the ball in the aftermath of a bomb they were unable to recover


Marcelo Montoya went over untouched however it is a penalty to the Eels after it was ruled Mitchell Moses was taken out by Raymond Faitala-Mariner in the leadup. Bulldogs opt not to challenge


Clinton Gutherson is unable to win the contest for the bomb with Nick Meaney and the Bulldogs have a frsh set of 6 in the attacking red zone


Reed Mahoney kicks on the 4th from inside the 40 but it doesn't quite have the angle and Nick Meaney brings it back


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses makes no mistake

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 6 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Mitchell Moses. Kick to come.

Opening try of the match goes to Mitchell Moses. Junior Paulo took the ball deep into the line and was able to get an offload away to put Moses over untouched

Eels lead Bulldogs 0 - 4 Eels

Clinton Gutherson's pass goes to ground and the Bulldogs have possession, not for long though as Marcelo Montoya puts it down on tackle 1


Eels receive a penalty to get out of trouble early in the tackle count


Kieran Foran puts a bomb up but Blake Ferguson is up to the task


Both sides get through their opening couple of sets, Canterbury with a set restart as we hit the fourth minute now and will venture into Eels' territory.


Bulldogs with a set restart early in the count


ICYMI: one change for the Eels with Ryan Matterson failing concussion protocol. Niukore starts second row with Takairangi added to the bench. Dogs 1-17.


Game on at ANZ! Parramatta have it first.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Tim Alouani-Roby, Liam Kennedy

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Bryan Norrie

Tries: Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Jake Averillo, Marcelo Montoya
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jake Averillo (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

Tries: Mitchell Moses, Clinton Gutherson (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/3)
Penalty Goals: