The Bulldogs Holden Cup side have tonight showed too much class against the Gold Coast Titans defeating them 54-20 at ANZ Stadium.


It was 10 tries to four after the Bulldogs broke away to a 32-10 at the break.

Coach Andy Patmore was forced into a change with centre Dylan RIntoul being promoted into the NSW Cup side which resulted in Michael Morgan coming in to play centre and Matthew Fukofuka shifting to the wing.


The first half saw the Bulldogs dominate crossing for six tries to the Titans two. Fullback Patrick Templeman was able to convert four of the four-pointers, sending the home side to the break leading 32-10.


The scoring opened in just the first minute of play through Morgan and from there it was Dujuan Liolevave in the 10th, Templeman in the 13th, Lloyd Perrett in the 24th, Shaun Lane in the 26th and Jaline Graham in the 38th.


The Titans didnt have much of an answer against the young pups with fullback Jahrome Hughes crossing in the 20th minute and interchange forward Francis Veukiso in the 34th.


The blue and whites were on top throughout and didnt give the Titans much of a chance.


The second 40 minutes saw the carnage continue with the Bulldogs running in a further four tries to cement their spot in the top four with a 54-16 victory.

Templeman and Liolevave crossed for doubles with the fullback also converting seven goals from 10 attempts and in the process passing the 200-point mark for the season.


Tries came in the 49th minute through Templeman, Adam Elliot in the 52nd, Liolevave in the 57th and Jack Creighton in the 65th.


The Titans tries came through Matthew Beddow in the 73rd and hooker Zach Friend crossed for a consolation try in the 78th minute.


Overall the young Bulldogs showed too much class for the young Titans and at the end of 80 minutes the Bulldogs had cemented their spot in the top four with an important trip down to Canberra this Saturday.


BULLDOGS 54 (Morgan, Liolevave 2, Templeman 2, Perrett, Lane, Graham, Elliot, Creighton Tries; Templeman 7 Goals)


Def.


TITANS 20 (Hughes, Veukiso, Beddow, Friend Tries; Elgey 2 Goals)


At: ANZ Stadium