Bulldogs Weekly Match Review
First Grade: Round 2
The Roosters have defeated the Bulldogs 30-12 in an eventful round two contest at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.
At the 11th minute, the Roosters opened the scoring with a try to Luke Keary, who James Tedesco found in support after making a break, with Latrell Mitchell knocking back a high kick from Kieran Foran down the other end of the field.
Just five minutes later, the Roosters extended their advantage through Blake Ferguson who scored in the corner, but the home side lost Isaac Liu to the sin bin at the 20th minute for a professional foul.
The Bulldogs got close at the 24th minute, with a Marcelo Montoya try disallowed by the video referee due to obstruction, and with Roosters fullback Tedesco finding the line at the 37th minute Canterbury trailed 18-0 at the break.
At the 48th minute, Matt Frawley made a bust up the middle the field and found Josh Morris in support who scored for the Bulldogs, reducing the deficit to 12, before Tedesco found Cooper Cronk at the 54th minute to give the Roosters a 24-6 lead.
A Josh Jackson try at the 61st minute was a consolation for the Bulldogs, with a Ryan Matterson try at the 75th minute icing the game for the Roosters.
Roosters 30 (Luke Keary, Blake Ferguson, James Tedesco, Cooper Cronk, Ryan Matterson tries; Latrell Mitchell 5 goals) defeated Bulldogs 12 (Josh Morris, Josh Jackson tries; Moses Mbye 2 goals). Crowd 12,226
ISP NSW: Round 2
Coach Steve Georgallis was really happy with the way his team bounced back against the Warriors after a disappointing loss to Western Suburbs in round one. Our forwards stood up against a big Warriors pack. Greg Eastwood was really good at lock forward, as were prop forwards Lachlan Burr and Francis Tualau. Jayden Okunbor also stood up, scoring a great try and setting up another. The fact that the team was able to bounce back in that fashion showed their attitude improved greatly from the week before. Georgallis acknowledged how difficult it is to win in New Zealand, and was very pleased with the result.
Bulldogs 30 (John Olive 2, Jack Nelson, Jayden Okunbor, Fa'amanu Brown tries; Rhyse Martin 5 goals) defeated Warriors 14 at Mt Smart Stadium.
Jersey Flegg: Round 2
The Bulldogs Under 20s finished strongly to overpower the Warriors in Auckland. Canterbury trailed at the break 10-4 after Tui Katoa scored their only try for the first half.
Better control and a weight of possession for the Bulldogs was too much for the Warriors in the second half. Canterbury put on four well worked tries through Dan Sakisi, Jacob Winterstein, Sua Aiiloilo and Tui Katoa, who scored his second for the game as the Bulldogs ran out eventual winners 28-10.
Bulldogs 28 (Daniel Sakisi, Jacob Winterstein, Sua Aiiloilo, Tuipulotu Katoa, Nikau Williams tries; Brandon Wakeham 4 goals) defeated Warriors 10 at Mt Smart Stadium.
SG Ball: Round 6:
We knew we were in for a tough day up against the boys from the foot of the mountains but we raced out to an early 6-0 lead with a try to Kurt Picken on the back of some really good footy. Then with a mix of ill-discipline and errors we found ourselves going into the halftime break trailing 12-6. The second half started with us handing over cheap possession and Penrith turning it into points, taking the score to 16-6. With the temperatures rising, so too did our error rate and the Panthers took full advantage, taking their lead to 26-12. With six minutes remaining, the young Bulldogs never gave up, running in two tries in as many minutes to reduce the margin to just four with a nail biting two minutes left on the clock. But unfortunately the score stayed at 26-22 to the Panthers. Our best on the day was our skipper Ryan Gray.
Panthers 26 defeated Bulldogs 22 (Kurt Picken, Jake Averillo, Tyrone Harding, Iverson Fuatimau tries; Jake Averillo three goals) at Belmore Sports Ground.
Harold Matthews Cup: Round 6:
In a must-win game, the Bulldogs side delivered, putting in their best performance of the season to knock off the previously unbeaten Penrith Panthers. Apart from a couple of unforced errors which led directly to two or three tries, Canterbury earned and deserved the result, outplaying their opposition in every aspect of the game. There were many solid performers, but Diego Bravo-Graham was the standout, giving the team excellent go-forward while bagging a hat-trick of tries.
Bulldogs 34 (Diego Bravo-Graham 3, Compton Fuatimau, Danny Ghantous, Stylez O'Mara tries; Khaled Rajab 4 goals) defeated Panthers 28 at Belmore Sports Ground.
Tarsha Gale Cup: Round 6:
Panthers 48 defeated Bulldogs 16 (Mele Lafu 2, Stephanie Ball, Rhiannon Gregorio tries) at Belmore Sports Ground.