A try late in golden point extra time to Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds has effectively ended Manly's late finals push and kept his team entrenched in the top four.
The first half saw Manly go to the sheds trailing 12-6 despite enjoying a massive advantage in terms of possession and territory, with 57 per cent of the ball and countless chances inside the Dogs' 20 metres.
However the blue and white defence was far superior, missing just five first-half tackles to Manly's 18.
Manly kicked six times inside Canterbury's 10-metre zone compared to just twice from the Dogs down the other end.
The team proudly wore this Multicultural Jersey bearing the flags of all the different countries that represent the heritage of everyone at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs during round 23 game against Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. The jerseys will be signed by the individual players and are available for auction HERE
The key stats are below!
STATISTICS | v SEA EAGLES, ANZ STADIUM | WIN 20-16
Penalties | Bulldogs 8, Sea Eagles 10.
Completions | Bulldogs 35/43 (81.4%), Sea Eagles 36/43 (83.7%).
Total runs | Bulldogs 198, Sea Eagles 207
Metres gained | Bulldogs 1689m, Sea Eagles 1969m.
Line dropouts| Bulldogs 3, Sea Eagles 1.
Line breaks | Bulldogs 2, Sea Eagles 2.
Tackle breaks | Bulldogs 46, Sea Eagles 27.
Kicks (kicking metres) | Bulldogs 21 (604m), Sea Eagles 22 (490m).
Kick return metres | Bulldogs 174m, Sea Eagles 202m.
Tackles Made | Bulldogs 390, Sea Eagles 358.
Missed tackles | Bulldogs 27, Sea Eagles 46.
Offloads | Bulldogs 9, Sea Eagles 12.
Errors | Bulldogs 9, Sea Eagles 9.
Runs | Bulldogs: Hopoate 20, Graham 20, Klemmer 19. Sea Eagles: T.Trbojevic 22, Lussick 21, Taupau 21.
Metres gained | Bulldogs: Graham 179m, Williams 162m, Hopoate 158m. Sea Eagles: Taupau 258m, T.Trbojevic 221m, Vave 187m.
Tackles made | Bulldogs: Graham 63, Lichaa 58, Tolman 46. Sea Eagles: Koroisau 57, Buhrer 48, J.Trbojevic 39.
Missed tackles | Bulldogs: Kasiano 4, Mbye 3, Jackson 3. Sea Eagles: Lussick 13, Koroisau 9, Taupau 5.
Tackle breaks | Bulldogs: Hopoate 8, B.Morris 8, Graham 6. Sea Eagles: Taupau 8, Wright 4, Buhrer 3.
Offloads | Bulldogs: Kasiano 2, Hopoate 2, Browne 1. Sea Eagles: Taupau 4, Vave 2, Brown 1.