10 of the Best!
Bulldogs.com.au takes a look at 10 of the best tries we scored in 2015.
After a snap field goal attempt from Luke Brooks in the 74th minute was skewed to the right, the Bulldogs kicked into gear and from the next set, they shifted spread the ball to their left edge and a clever Rona offload to Josh Morris saw the representative centre skip past Tedesco and collect a big four-pointer.
His first try since Round 4 from 2014.
With three minutes remaining on the clock and trailing the Roosters 24-4, Moses Mbye picked up a late consolation try, showing blistering speed to chase down a Reynolds kick to score under the posts.
The scores were level and with the tide looking to turn into the hands of the home side after a couple of Bulldogs errors, the Cowboys were on the attack.
With the Bulldogs defence aiming up, it was clearly frustrating the men from North Queensland. With Thurston looking for the shift to the right, former Cowboy Curtis Rona read the pass beautifully and took an intercept, before running 80 metres untouched to score.
In the 72nd minute Eastwood finished off a brilliant try that took supporters back to the days of The Entertainers! Hodkinson chipped for Sam Perrett who passed back inside finding Lafai who in turn found Eastwood.
The Bulldogs were leading 22-6 and on the attack inside the Rabbitohs half when the ball was sent from Shaun Lane to Curtis Rona who was at his brilliant best in the 59th minute, finishing a backline movement in his customary manner.
He skipped to the outside of his opposite number in Alex Johnston and planted the ball down with his left hand, while his torso was in the air and outside the field of play.
It was try number 20 of the season for the best finisher in the game.
With only a few seconds left on the clock in the first half, Hodkinson snapped a field goal attempt but it was charged down. The loose ball was chased down by Cook who toed it through to the in goal before miraculously tapping the ball back in field for a waiting Perrett.
The Bulldogs were leading 18-4, when in the 62nd minute of the match, Eels centre Will Hopoate kicked down field and found the waiting Brett Morris.
Morris collected the bouncing ball and ran 70m to score a brilliant solo try.
The sight of Josh escorting his brother, neck-and-neck, on a long-range run to the line was one of the enduring images of the game.
A one-on-one strip from Greg Eastwood in the 13th minute saw Bulldogs start a set camped right on the Panther’s line and a couple of tackles later Curtis Rona extended the lead via a spectacular put down.
The Bulldogs shifted the ball to their left and thanks to a lovely long ball from Sam Perrett, Rona was able to get on the outside of Dave Simmons with pure strength, jump through the air and plant the ball down just inside the corner post for a spectacular four pointer and his 16th of the season.
In the 32nd minute hooker Damien Cook stamped his authority on the match. With the roll forward happening through the middle, the Helensburgh junior picked it up and darted straight through the ruck area, running 40m to score and leaving Knights speedster Mamo behind him.
Leading 18-6 and on the attack inside the Panthers half, Bulldogs five-eight Josh Reynolds produced his own brilliant solo try in the 51st minute toeing through not only one of his grubbers, but two of them on his way to score under the posts.