Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sat May 27, 2017
Round 12 - PointsBet Stadium - Crowd: 20497
80

That's all - the Bulldogs with some unflattering play to finish us off and the tune rings out around Southern Cross Group Stadium... 'Up Up Cronulla'...

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 9-8

79

Dogs feed a scrum on their own 20m after Townsend drills it into touch.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 9-8

79

Sharks playing it safe this set. Just over sixty seconds left.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 9-8

79

Short kickoff fails from Canterbury but it's a scrum for Cronulla 28m from their own line rather than a halfway penalty. Still a slim chance for the Dogs.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 9-8

78

SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Field goal attempt by Chad Townsend successful.

Townsend nails it! Sharks lead by one inside the final three!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 9-8

77

Garvey with an awful last tackle kick out of dummy half and Holmes takes it on the full and gets it near the 40m before being tackled.

8 all

77

Sharks only make it to the halfway line so Townsend puts it deep into the corner, Holland fields it and the Dogs have it 20m out from their own line.

8 all

76

Dogs don't get in range so it's put high. Cronulla come away with it.

8 all

74

UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Field goal attempt by Chad Townsend unsuccessful.

The Chad is not great! He misses six from time.

8 all

74

End to end here with both sides looking tired. Offloads helping Cronulla though!

8 all

72

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Matt Prior makes an unforced error.

Prior fails to reach his feet and Canterbury are out of gaol. For now. Scrum on their own 10m.

8 all

71

Lewis picks up a loose ball and runs 80m! Sharks with it! Try beckoning!

8 all

69

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Jayson Bukuya makes an unforced error.

Here we go. Bukuya spills it and the life that had come into Shark Park has been sucked out just as quickly. Canterbury scrum 40m from the Cronulla line.

8 all

68

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Conversion attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

Holmes converts the try he had a hand in setting up... scores LEVEL!

8 all

66

TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Scored by Gerard Beale. Kick to come.

Then Beale breaks through and streaks away untouched! Great 100m effort over two plays from Cronulla. They're on the board!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-6

66

Gallen with an inspirational effort to get out of the in-goal then Holmes makes a break...

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

64

Townsend loses it in a tackle from Josh Morris. Dogs scrum halfway.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

63

Beale hands it to the Bulldogs attempting an offload which turned into a kick.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

62

Canterbury spill it on tackle three through... guess who - Kasiano. Lewis comes away with the pill.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

60

Canterbury force a repeat set, clever Frawley grubber in near the goalpost padding, Holmes forced to take it dead.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

60

Kasiano manages to sneak an error from the Sharks and Canterbury will play from halfway with a scrum feed.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

58

NO TRY. Feki's gone into touch. Bulldogs scrum on their own 10m.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

58

Bunker - possible Sharks try to Sosaia Feki.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

57

Big metres from the Sharks on this set has them inside the 20m with two tackles left.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

53

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Penalty goal attempt by Kerrod Holland successful.

The lead is now a converted try on a low-scoring evening in the Shire. Holland adds the two.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 8-2

52

Another penalty against Lewis here and the Bulldogs have a great chance to go six ahead. They'll go for two with Holland to strike for goal.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

51

Canterbury pick up a penalty and get an extra 10m after Luke Lewis took Hopoate high, then gave lip to referee Cummins.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

50

Francis Tualau proving a handful for the Sharks defence on his debut for the Bulldogs.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

48

Canterbury have scrambled massively, first preventing Brailey scoring, then beating Lee to an aerial contest which is eventually pushed dead by the Dogs... no Sharks! 20m restart.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

47

Lee penalised for pushing the player playing the ball. Another one for the hosts. 8-2 count to the Sharks now.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

47

5m out and a Sharks penalty. Tap taken 10m out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

46

Hopoate forced to bat it touch-ingoal. Another Bulldogs drop-out. It goes short and Holmes grabs it. 15m out tackle one.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

45

UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Brenko Lee makes an unforced error.

Another error from Lee after coughing it up near the goalline two minutes ago. This one as the 'Dogs were looking to gain a numerical advantage on their right side.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

45

Future Bulldog Fa'amanu Brown gets through but the ball goes to ground and Canterbury are back with it.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

44

No return for James Graham. Shoulder stinger rules him out for the evening.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

44

Bulldogs lose it near the line and Cronulla get the ball from a handover. Disappointing end to a promising set.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

42

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Ricky Leutele makes an unforced error.

Capewell delivers Leutele a horrible pass and the Sharks are under pressure now with Canterbury to feed a scrum 20m out.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

41

Game on for the second forty. Canterbury have it first. James Graham remains off the field after picking up a nerve injury in the first half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

40

Cronulla do cough it up on the last play but Mbye is held with the ball. Dogs up by four.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

40

UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Adam Elliot makes an unforced error.

Elliott loses it in the Sharks' 20m inside the final minute of the half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

39

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Luke Lewis makes an unforced error.

Townsend grubbers through the line and Luke Lewis.... can't grab it and it's dead. Bulldogs 20m restart!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

38

Short drop-out this time, and a penalty as Holmes takes it in the air and Morris takes his legs out from under him.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

37

Carbon copy of the previous set - grubber in behind Holland who gets back in time to bat it dead.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

35

Drop-out forced. Holland puts it dead after the Sharks' grubber sits up in goal. Another long drop out, too!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

34

Kasiano spills it 15m from his own line, putting his side under immediate pressure. Sharks scrum.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

33

Hopoate challenged by a very good kick which he takes in the corner and *just* stays inside the field of play.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

29

Bulldogs gaining in confidence, and finish it with a good kick from Frawley which traps Holmes deep in his half.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

27

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Conversion attempt by Kerrod Holland successful.

Holland with a wonderful attempt from the sideline... and it's good!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-2

26

TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Scored by Brenko Lee. Kick to come.

Oh that's some worrisome defence! Brenko Lee gets through on the right edge!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4-2

25

Six more for the Bulldogs on Cronulla's 30m after an incidental touch! Big defensive set for the premiers.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

24

UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Jayden Brailey makes an unforced error.

Brailey spills it receiving an offload about 30m out. Bulldogs scrum with 70m to cover.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

19

UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Moses Mbye makes an unforced error.

Mbye loses it getting up to play the ball on the last. Awful stuff after a very positive set.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

18

Bulldogs finally get their first penalty after the Sharks are caught holding down in the tackle.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

16

Penalty count five-nil now. Mbye takes a Feki in the air near the Cronulla goal-line.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

15

Townsend tries a cheeky grubber on tackle four after already having kicked on the second, but this time Canterbury come up with it through Frawley.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

14

Make that four. Leutele taken without the ball. 20m out now Cronulla!

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

14

Third penalty now for the Sharks. Set starts five short of halfway.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

12

Bit of end to end footy since the penalty goal. Both sides finding their feet without key players.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

8

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS: Penalty goal attempt by Valentine Holmes successful.

Canterbury concede a penalty just off the scrum. Gallen tells Holmes to shoot for two and he doesn't disappoint to open the scoring.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2-0

7

UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS: Greg Eastwood makes an unforced error.

Frawley throws a tricky pass to the second rower who loses it sideways over his shoulder.

0 all

6

Fourth tackle grubber from the Sharks but Hopoate is wise to it. Bulldogs work it out from their own goalline.

0 all

5

Remarkably, Canterbury have put in a long drop out. Unbelievable.

0 all

4

Montoya trapped in goal from a Townsend grubber. Sharks earn a repeat set.

0 all

3

Josh Morris concedes a penalty on the second tackle. Sharks have it just over halfway now.

0 all

2

Big metres from Canterbury in their first set - it gets all the way to the goalline before Montoya stretches out on the last and loses it into a Cronulla foot. 20m restart for the hosts.

0 all

1

Game on at a FULL Southern Cross Group Stadium. Cronulla have it first.

0 all

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Dave Ryan, Rohan Best

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (9)
Tries: Gerard Beale
Field Goals: Chad Townsend (1/2)
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (8)
Tries: Brenko Lee
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kerrod Holland (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kerrod Holland (1/1)