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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.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.