Bulldogs.com.au takes a look back at season 2016 in a three part series.

Round 19: BYE

Round 20: Cowboys 36 Bulldogs 0

The North Queensland Cowboys strolled to a 36-0 win over the Bulldogs after a dominant first-half performance led by Johnathan Thurston.

Injuries: Johnathan Thurston (hamstring).

Round 21: Bulldogs 13 Dragons 10

The Bulldogs went to the sheds ahead 13-0 at half-time but let the Dragons back into the contest in the second half, eventually running out 13-10 victors on the back of some determined defence on their own line.

Injuries: Greg Eastwood (leg).

Judiciary: Josh Reynolds (tripping), Tyson Frizell (contact with match official), Joel Thompson (careless high tackle).

Round 22: Bulldogs 28 Knights 14

A crucial charge down from Sam Kasiano swung the game Canterbury's way as the Bulldogs ran out 28-14 winners over the Knights in Newcastle on Saturday.

Injuries: Nathan Ross (hamstring).

Round 23: Bulldogs 20 Sea Eagles 16

A Josh Reynolds try in the second half of golden point extra time effectively ended the Sea Eagles' season as the Bulldogs won their third match in a row to consolidate their spot in the top four.

Injuries: Raymond Faitala-Mariner (concussion), Dylan Walker (shoulder), Tom Trbojevic (ankle).

Judiciary: James Graham (careless high tackle).

Round 24: Broncos 20 Bulldogs 10

Brisbane scored another win in front of the Suncorp Stadium faithful as errors cruelled Canterbury's chances.

Injuries: Corey Oates (concussion).

Judiciary: Sam Kasiano (dangerous contact - head/neck).

 

Round 25: Bulldogs 16 Cowboys 24

North Queensland leapfrogged the Bulldogs into the top four following a comfortable 24-14 win at Belmore Sports Ground thanks to a Johnathan Thurston masterclass. 

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: No charges.

Round 26: Rabbitohs 28 Bulldogs 10

The Bulldogs slumped to their third loss on the trot to put serious question marks on their premiership credentials just a week out from the finals. The Rabbitohs with nothing to play for other than pride smashed a lacklustre Canterbury side 28-10. 

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: Sam Burgess (tripping).

Elimination Final: Panthers 28 Bulldogs 12

The Penrith Panthers were at their attacking best on Sunday afternoon, ending the Canterbury Bulldogs' season with a 28-12 win at Allianz Stadium. 

Injuries: Michael Lichaa (concussion), Josh Reynolds (concussion), Brett Morris (knee), Waqa Blake (shoulder)

Judiciary: No charges.