Rookie back-rower Shaun Lane left Belmore with a memory he will never forget, his first NRL try.
David Klemmer took the first charge of the match and the extra grunt set the tone for the rest of the first half. It took just three minutes for the Bulldogs to cross with Brett Morris collecting a clever grubber from Curtis Rona. Hodkinson slotted the extras for an early 6-0 lead.
From the kick off, a rampaging charge via that man Klemmer again earned 20m and a penalty, which put Bulldogs on the attack once more. A short side play deep into the set saw Lane cross for his first NRL try. Hodkinson converted for 12-0 with only eight minutes gone.