A hat-trick to Bulldogs winger Tyrone Phillips has lifted the blue and whites to a convincing 32-20 win over the Roosters at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Josh Jackson produced his best halfback impersonation with a magnificent cut-out pass to send Phillips over to open the scoring after six minutes.
A forward pass from Kerrod Holland was the only thing that stopped Phillips strolling in for his second, while Rona should have crossed shortly after but had his infield pass knocked down when he should have dummied.
The Bulldogs finally capitalised on their numerical advantage with a loose pass eventually ending up with Holland, who made no mistakes this time around to send Phillips over for his double.
Fittingly an error by the Roosters eventually killed off the contest with Phillips punishing an Isaac Liu mistake to score his first treble in the NRL.