PENALTY TIGERS - DOueihi finds touch 10m from halfway
SET RESTART BULLDOGS - 10m from the Tigers line
Doueihi adds another 2
Hetherington gets binned for making a high* tackle....Josh Jackson sums up the decision well "That's harsh".
PENALTY TIGERS - Hetherington penalised, 10m from his own line and almost right in front.
Katoa loses the ball in the tackle.
Play stopped as Mikaele comes off for an HIA.
SCRUM TIGERS - 10m from their own line
Elliott gets an inside ball and he drops it and gets crunched by Leilua
PENALTY BULLDOGS - They find touch on halfway
Averillo from the sideline just misses the conversion
Bulldogs send the ball right to Hopoate who dishes a quick ball along to Allan unmarked and he dives over to score in the corner
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Schoupp has the ball stripped off him by Doueihi close to the Tigers line, but Doueihi can't hang onto it.
SET RESTART BULLDOGS
SCRUM BULLDOGS - inside the Tigers 20m
Nofoaluma calls for a refs challenge after he was ruled to have dropped the ball. He fails.
There's still 20 minutes to go.....Hang in there, you're doing great!
Bunker finds that Talau knocks on. No try for Cini
Cini has dived over for a try. Ref says no try as he sends it to the bunker.
Mbye with a shortside play from dummy half, sends Blore over the line but he's easily held up.
PENALTY TIGERS - Bulldogs with the escort.
Doueihi grubbers into Bulldogs players legs, regathers and gets a fresh set for the Tigers, 15m from the Dogs line.
PENALTY TIGERS - They'll start their set on halfway
Leilua has somehow injured his rib for being thrown to the ground by Hetherington.
BBO with a crafty grubber and the Tigers have Nofoaluma, Mbye and Chee-Kam there to clean it up, but they all get in each others way and the ball goes dead off them. Tigers drop out.
SET RESTART BULLDOGS - Tigers inside the 10. Bulldogs on halfway
Nofoaluma had 5 people within 3 metres of him and he manages to pass the ball to none of them
Doueihi 10m from the Dogs line on the last, kicks back towards the posts and Talau flying through, takes a good catch above his head and scores to the right of the posts
Tigers on the attack and they turn it over.
Doueihi kicks the penalty goal
PENALTY TIGERS - Elliott penalised for obstruction.
Halftime - we made it! Have a few stiff drinks* and join us in 10 mins *drink responsibly
Averillo throws this over from almost in front.
Bulldogs with bodies in motion and Waddell gets the ball, hits the goal line defender, spins and fall over the line, back first, but managing to plant the ball down for a try to the right of the sticks
PENALTY TIGERS - Bulldogs offside on the last. Tigers find touch 35m from their own line.
And Mbye kicks it out on the full on the last. In his defence, he only missed the field of play by about 8 metres
SET RESTART BULLDOGS - 20m from their own line
Doueihi out wide on the left side, curls it between the sticks. Splendid!
Brooks on the last, kicks to the left and finds Maumalo who takes the catch cleanly and grounds the ball as he falls to the ground.
SCRUM TIGERS - Around halfway
SCRUM BULLDOGS - And Averillo knocks it on at the back of the scrum
Liddle with a pass to Brooks who drops it cold. #Facepalm
SET RESTART BULLDOGS - 20m from their own line.
SET RESTART TIGERS - and 1 full second after getting the fresh set, Brooks throws a forward pass to Mbye who looked to call for it, despite heavily marked.
Brooks with a 40/20 at the end of the Tigers set after scoring.
Doueihi from the left sideline nails the conversion.
Tigers producing all 2 of their set plays in their last 2 sets. One out hit ups and then passing left to Doueihi, before finally, they mix it up. Mbye with a long cut-out pass to Maumalo who steps back inside his opposite number and then scored in the left corner.
SCRUM TIGERS - Mbye with a grubber that can't get past Jackson's feet, but Hetherington knocked it on.
SCRUM TIGERS - Allan loses possession when playing the ball just inside his own half.
Napa with a half-hearted attempt at a tackle, surprising no-one.
SCRUM BULLDOGS - A Bulldogs kick for touch is played at by Mbye, who regathers the ball with his foot on the sideline. It wasn't a 40/20 attempt, so its anybody's guess as to what Mbye was doing.
The Bulldogs attack looks as cohesive as the Tigers defence
SCRUM BULLDOGS - Mbye kicks and finds touch
Bulldogs get a set restart 10m from the Tigers line
SET RESTART BULLDOGS
Averillo adds the extras
Meaney makes a break just inside his own half, runs 25 metres, links with Averillo who is caught, but not before he gets a spectacular back-door flick pass away to the left which Meaney takes cleanly and runs the rest of the way to score under the posts.
Doueihi gets held in a tackle on the left side, he passes back inside to Brooks, who the runs right, links with Liddle who drifts right while showing the ball, half a gap opens up and he sticks his nose through before the defence stops him, but not before he gets a pass back inside to Leilua who makes a beeline for the tryline and crashes through a weak tackle attempt to score near the posts.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Chris Butler
Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Wyatt Raymond
Video Referee: Henry Perenara
CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Nick Meaney, Corey Waddell, Corey Allan
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jake Averillo (2/3)
WESTS TIGERS (28)
Tries: Luciano Leilua, Ken Maumalo (2), Tommy Talau
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Doueihi (2/2)