Wellington 2004

Re-live all the match highlights from the last home game we hosted in Wellington back in 2004.

The Canterbury Bulldogs survived a late charge from the New Zealand Warriors to win their round six National Rugby League clash in Wellington 24-18.

The Bulldogs led 24-6 early in the second half before taking their foot off the pedal.

The Warriors capitalised on the Bulldogs' lapse in concentration, scoring two tries in the final 20 minutes to ensure a tight finish.

But the Bulldogs' defence held firm in the closing stages and they escaped with the two competition points which moved them into a share of the top spot on the NRL ladder, alongside the Panthers and the Raiders.

The win was Canterbury's fourth of the season and its fourth consecutive victory in the New Zealand capital.

The Bulldogs got off to scintillating start with two tries in the opening 10 minutes.

Centre Jamaal Lolesi opened the scoring after just three minutes with a try in the corner.

Hazem El Masri added the extras to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.

Lolesi made it a double just four minutes later with the Bulldogs spreading the ball through the hands.

The centre beat four defenders to again cross in the corner.

El Masri kicked the conversion to give the Bulldogs a 12-point advantage.

Halfback Stacey Jones put the Warriors back in the match with a try shortly after the half-time break.

Sione Faumuina made no mistake with the kick to pull the Warriors within six points.

But converted tries to the Bulldogs' Reni Maitua (56th minute) and Willie Mason (61st minute) seemingly put the match out of the Warriors' reach.

However late tries to Epalahame Lauaki and Vinnie Anderson gave the New Zealanders a late chance at victory.

But it was too little too late for the Warriors, who simply ran out of time.

The victory was sweet revenge for the Bulldogs, who were thrashed 48-22 by the Warriors in last year's semi-finals.