The Bulldogs Rep Round Wrap
An incredible 10 Bulldogs players took to the field over the weekend for representative round with all delivering strong performances and results.
See how the players fared over the weekend with our full wrap up of all the action below!
DOWNER TEST MATCH — Australia 16 def. New Zealand 0
Players Involved: Greg Eastwood (Kiwis)
The Kangaroos have ended their three-game losing run by keeping a terribly flat New Zealand outfit scoreless in their 16-0 win at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
First half tries to Darius Boyd and Greg Inglis proved enough to secure a Kangaroos win against an otherwise rudderless New Zealand outfit.
It was always going to be the case that a Kiwis win was going to come off the back of a brilliant Shaun Johnson performance.
Greg Eastwood Stats: 25 minutes, 7 runs, 47 metres, 16 tackles.
JUNIOR TEST — Junior Kangaroos 34 def. Junior Kiwis 20
Players Involved: Brad Abbey and Reimis Smith (Junior Kiwis)
The Junior Kangaroos have made it back-to-back wins over the Junior Kiwis with a convincing 34-20 victory at Pirtek Stadium to kick off Saturday's festival of footy.
The game's future looks in safe hands as players from both teams combined to put on a highly entertaining spectacle in front of a colourful and noisy crowd.
Jaydn Sua was named man of the match after running for a game high 212 metres, continuing his incredible start to the year for the Broncos.
Australia's halves both produced solid kicking games but they were slightly upstaged by Kiwis No.7 Ata Hingano who scored a double, while Brandon Smith made three line breaks from dummy half.
Brad Abbey Stats: 15 runs, 118 metres, 1 try assist, 10 tackles, 1 offload, 1 line break, 1 line break assist.
Reimis Smith Stats: 9 runs, 97 metres, 4 tackle breaks, 13 tackles, 2 errors.
PACIFIC TEST — Papua New Guinea 24 def. Fiji Bati 22
Players Involved: Tyrone Phillips (Fiji)
Papua New Guinea has provided rugby league with a feel-good story of the year after they stormed home to beat Fiji 24-22 in a thriller on Saturday. Fiji led 16-8 at the break but had no answers for a PNG side that helped breathe fresh air into the international game.
Tyrone Phillips Stats: 10 runs, 133 metres, 3 tackle breaks, 11 tackles, 1 offload, 1 error.
PACIFIC TEST — Toa Samoa 18 def. Mate Ma'a Tonga 6
Players Involved: Sam Kasiano and Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Samoa), Tony Williams (Tonga)
A raucous Pirtek Stadium crowd witnessed a special night of rugby league as Samoa held on to beat Tonga 18-6 in a thoroughly entertaining encounter on Saturday night.
Played in front of 15,225 passionate fans, the two Pacific nations put on a cracking show to cap off what had been an incredible festival of representative footy.
Tonga raced out to an early lead inside five minutes but failed to score a point after that as the boot of man of the match Fa'amanu Brown effectively kicked Samoa to victory.
Sam Kasiano Stats: 10 runs, 86 metres, 2 tackle breaks, 12 tackles, 4 offloads.
Raymond Faitala-Mariner Stats: 8 runs, 82 metres, 3 tackle breaks, 30 tackles, 4 offloads.
Tony Williams Stats: 13 runs, 144 metres, 2 tackle breaks, 17 tackles, 2 errors.
TEST MATCH - Cook Islands 30 def. Lebanon 20
Players Involved: Reubenn Rennie and Makahesi Makatoa (Cook Islands), Mario Boustani (Lebanon)