The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have clinched their sixth Intrust Super Premiership NSW win of the season by comprehensively downing Illawarra 38-0 at Belmore Sports Ground this evening.
A personal haul of 10 points to fullback Brad Abbey, plus a try-scoring double to centre, Richie Kennar, would help the men in blue and white to the impressive victory, but it was the side’s defence which would ultimately shine through, managing to keep the fourth-placed defending premiers scoreless.
The Bulldogs drew first blood just seven minutes into the clash thanks to a well-timed cut-out pass from halfback Lachlan Lewis to Kennar, who strolled over next to the posts unmarked. Abbey converted to make it 6-0.
The blue-and-whites continued to apply pressure, with Illawarra forced to repel wave after wave of Bulldogs attack on their own line thanks in part to some clever tactical kicking from the Canterbury-Bankstown halves.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 38 (R Kennar 2, B Abbey, B Lee, T Phillips, R Smith, J Cleeland tries; B Abbey 3, R Martin 2 goals) def Illawarra 0