Full Time
80:00
7:45pm Sat September 27, 2014
Preliminary Finals - Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park - Crowd: 46168
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FULL TIME: The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are through to the 2014 #NRL Grand Final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs with a hard fought victory over the Penrith Panthers.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamie Soward makes an unforced error.

Jamie Soward comes up with mistake under pressure. Scrum for the Bulldogs 25 metres out from their own line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamal Idris makes an unforced error.

Jamal Idris has lost the ball in the tackle of Tim Lafai and the long pass from Soward unable to get points for the Panthers

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Bulldogs offside and it’s a full set 10m out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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Charge down and the Panthers have possession half way.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Jamie Soward with the quick conversion attempt slots the extras to make it a 6 point game

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-12

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Dallin Watene Zelezniak. Kick to come.

Dallin Watene Zelezniak gets GREEN LIGHTS as he sailed away to clean up a last tackle bomb kick and pluck the ball away from the Bulldogs to score and give the Panthers fans some late hope

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-10

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Panthers, Dallin Watene Zelezniak has cleaned up a Jamie Soward bomb and sailed under the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Great work from Josh Morris, he defuses the play and the Bulldogs have possession deep in their own half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Time off here with James Segeyaro down after diving for the try line

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Penalty to the Bulldogs, Morris the one pinged. Count is 8-all, Panthers attacking 15 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Whare is back on his feet and comes straight off the field, wobbly. Concussion for him and unlikely to return tonight.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Time off here, a head clash between Sika Manu and Dean Whare. Looks bad for Whare who remains on the ground with the trainers.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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ON REPORT: Brent Kite is penalised for a high tackle on Tim Lafai. Didn't look good on replay as his arm got his chin.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Dallin Watene Zelezniak gets RED LIGHTS as he dropped ball short of the corner post and it's a change over at the 10 metre line for the Bulldogs

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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VIDEO REFEREE, certainly will be NO TRY. DWZ dropped it short of the corner

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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Forward pass ruled against the Dogs. Scrum for Panthers

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

Tim Lafai slots the conversion attempt and they take a 12 point lead once again

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18-6

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Dale Finucane. Kick to come.

Dale Finucane has darted over next to the uprights and the Bulldogs take another step towards the Grand Final. Greg Eastwood provided the late pass to set up the posts.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-6

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NO TRY! Lewis Brown has saved the day with a brilliant tackle on Sam Perrett. It's a try saver on the decade, easily. It's ruled a strip in goal so we have a line drop out and a repeat set for the Bulldogs

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Bulldogs, we have NO TRY!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Penalty to the Bulldogs, Lewis Brown throws the ball off the ground after he took a dive to the try line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Penalty to the Panthers. Soward kicks for touch, attacking 15m out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers after a mistake from the Bulldogs 20 metre tap. Panthers attack 35 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Dale Finucane makes an unforced error.

Dale Finucane comes up with the mistake. It's all followed up with some pushes between James Graham and James Segeyaro. Lewis Brown and Josh Reynolds getting friendly as well.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Penalty to the Bulldogs, DWZ pinged for tackling Mitch Brown in the air

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
David Klemmer makes an unforced error.

Dave Klemmer takes a surge forward and comes up with mistake. Scrum for the Panthers now.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Michael Ennis is struggling to return to the Bulldogs pack tonight with a foot injury. Has not returned out of the sheds for the second half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Matt Moylan puts a kick over the sideline and it's a scrum for the Bulldogs 20 metres out from their own try line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamal Idris makes an unforced error.

Jamal Idris fumbles a certain try as the bomb was placed for him. Change over on last tackle gives the possession back to the Bulldogs

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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Second half is UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium as the Penrith Panthers kick off. Bulldogs come up with possession first through Dale Finucane

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium in this Preliminary Final sees the Bulldogs in control for the majority of the first half with a 12-6 lead at the break over the Panthers

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Jamie Soward slots the conversion attempt from out wide as the siren sounds for the half time break

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

Matt Moylan has sailed over for the Panthers as he darted over on a short side raid.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-4

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Well… penalty to the Panthers. Forward pass was there but Graham was offside at the ruck. Panthers 10 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Trent Hodkinson jumps on Soward's kick in goal and concedes the line drop out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Penalty to the Panthers, Bulldogs offside here. Penrith attack 5 metres out from a quick tap.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Tony Williams is penalised and ON REPORT for his high tackle on Josh Mansour. Kick for the sideline gives the Panthers a full set on half way

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Time off, Tony Williams has taken Josh Mansour high with a swinging arm

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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Josh Reynolds jumps on a loose ball and the Bulldogs have possession.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers, it’s followed by another knock on as Corey Thompson almost came up with an intercept. A scrum packs for the Panthers 10 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Sam Perrett makes an unforced error.

Sam Perrett juggles the floating kick off the boot of Jamie Soward. Scrum for the Panthers 10 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

Tim Lafai slots the conversion attempt from out wide of the posts and the Bulldogs make it a 12 point lead

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Josh Jackson. Kick to come.

Josh Jackson takes the change running line on offer as the Panthers defence slid infield and the Bulldogs have their set try off a great late pass from Josh Reynolds

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Dallin Watene Zelezniak makes an unforced error.

Dallin Watene Zelezniak made a great catch but then was bullied by Reynolds and lost the ball. ZERO TACKLE for the Bulldogs 10 metres out

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Josh Reynolds kicks for touch on the end of the set. Panthers pack down a scrum 25 metres out from their try line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Dean Whare makes an unforced error.

Dean Whare ruled to have knocked on despite Corey Thompson getting a touch. Scrum Bulldogs 10 metres off their try line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Brilliant hands from Jamie Soward who linked with Moylan on the clean up after a rushed last tackle kick from Josh Reynolds

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Penalty to the Bulldogs, strip in the ruck here. Bulldogs kick for line and attack 40 metres out from the Panthers line

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Adam Docker makes an unforced error.

Adam Docker comes up with a fumble at the ruck as he played the ball. Scrum for the Bulldogs deep inside their own half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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Michael Ennis rockets a kick downfield, goes 60 metres on the bounce. 20m tap for Penrith

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Timoteo Lafai successful.

Tim Lafai slots the conversion easily from in front of the uprights to extend the Bulldogs early lead. Lafai with the kicking duties tonight due to an continually issue with his hamstring

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-0

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by James Graham. Kick to come.

James Graham darts back at the angle and sails under the posts as the Bulldogs fire quickly from acting half as Michael Ennis provided the short pass.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-0

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7 penalties in 13 minutes… Bulldogs quick tap 10 metres out

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Brilliant take from DWZ! Under pressure and comes up with possession. But before play gets started and the Bulldogs are back on the attack 10 metres out

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The sin bin has to come soon, it’s the 6th on now. Dogs 20m out

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Another penalty… that’s the 5th of the game. This time it comes for a second effort in the tackle after Corey Thompson took a kick return from Matt Robinson. Bulldogs attack inside the Panthers half

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ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers, they attack inside the Bulldogs red zone

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Josh Mansour draws a penalty with James Graham holding down. 4th of game and the Panthers go on the attack 10 metres out from the Bulldogs try line.

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Tony Williams penalised for holding down in the ruck. Third of the game, this gives Panthers possession 20 metres short of half way

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Timoteo Lafai makes an unforced error.

Timoteo Lafai gets hands on a bomb kick on last tackle, it rolled ahead of him and it's a change over at the 10 metre line for the Panthers

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Incredible defence from the Bulldogs. Sika Manu is forced over the sideline on the eastern side, scrum for Canterbury in the middle of the field.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
James Graham makes an unforced error.

James Graham unable to hold onto possession and it's a scrum for the Panthers on half way

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Bulldogs get their first penalty, Hodkinson finds touch to give them set start 10m short of halfway

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
William Smith makes an unforced error.

Will Smith comes up with a fumble of the ball in the ruck. Let off for the Bulldogs who were backing on their try line.

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First penalty to the Panthers, Ennis too long in the ruck as Adam Docker carried the ball forward. Jamie Soward finds the sideline and gives Penrith possession on half way

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We are UNDERWAY in this second Preliminary Final as the Bulldogs kick off through Michael Ennis. Panthers have first use of the ball.

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Kick off moments away as the Bulldogs come out at ANZ Stadium, to be followed by the Panthers

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited.com's LIVE NRL FINALS coverage from ANZ Stadium as the Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs do battle for a spot in the 2014 NRL Grand Final! The Panthers have continued to surprise the League with stunning performances across the latter part of the season. Canterbury scrapped into the top 8 and their fans will be nervous as they remain just one win from a Grand Final berth.

The key to a win tonight will be on the halves, the kicking game from both Trent Hodkinson and Jamie Soward will prove difficult for the opposition. It's a great game in the making and it all kicks off at 7:55pm!

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LATE MAIL: Penrith Panthers – Adam Docker starts at lock, seeing Nigel Plum drop back to the interchange. Kevin Naiqama and Sam Anderson not required off the extended bench.

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LATE MAIL: Bulldogs – Reni Maitua, Mose Mbye and Harlan Alaalatoa drop off the extended bench. Tim Browne fills the 17th spot in jersey 22.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Shayne Hayne, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Grant Atkins

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Phillips

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Matt Moylan, Dallin Watene Zelezniak
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (18)
Tries: James Graham, Josh Jackson, Dale Finucane
Field Goals:
Conversions: Timoteo Lafai (3/3)
Penalty Goals: