Sometimes the bounce of the ball just doesn't go your way and on another day Canterbury could well have won this one by a wide margin.

The Bulldogs had three tries disallowed on review when infringements were detected while there was a hint of a forward pass in Clint Gutherson's vital try right before half-time.

The key stats are below!

STATISTICS | v PARRAMATTA EELS, ANZ STADIUM | LOSS 20 - 12

Team Stats:

Penalties | Bulldogs 4, Eels 6.

Completions | Bulldogs 28/35 (80%), Eels 33/41 (80.5%).

Total runs | Bulldogs 189, Eels 178

Metres gained | Bulldogs 1643m, Eels 1576m.

Line dropouts| Bulldogs 2, Eels 2.

Line breaks | Bulldogs 2, Eels 5.

Tackle breaks | Bulldogs 26, Eels 32.

Kicks (kicking metres) | Bulldogs 21 (554m), Eels 22 (642m).

Kick return metres | Bulldogs 190m, Eels 205m.

Tackles Made | Bulldogs 381, Eels 365.

Missed tackles | Bulldogs 32, Eels 26.

Offloads | Bulldogs 12, Eels 12.

Errors | Bulldogs 5, Eels 7.

 

 

Individual Stats:

Runs | Bulldogs: Hopoate 22, Graham 20, Klemmer 18. Eels: Gutherson 17, Edwards 16, Paulo 15.

Metres gained | Bulldogs: Hopoate 210, Graham 167, Klemmer 165. Eels: Gutherson 216, Paulo 168, Edwards 139.

Tackles made | Bulldogs: Lichaa 53, Graham 48, Tolman 40. Eels: Peats 53, Scott 38, Edwards 33.

Missed tackles | Bulldogs: Reynolds 5, Klemmer 5, Lichaa 4. Eels: Norman 3, Jennings 3, De Gois 3.

Tackle breaks | Bulldogs: Graham 4, Reynolds 4, Hopoate 3. Eels: Gutherson 11, Radradra 5, Jennings 3.

Offloads | Bulldogs: Kasiano 2, Reynolds 2, Klemmer 2. Eels: Radradra 4, Scott 2, Paulo 2.