bulldogs.com.au reflects on five top moments from the 2018 season.
1. Lachlan Lewis Field Goal
Canterbury five-eighth Lachlan Lewis had a 22nd birthday to remember - slotting a 35-metre field goal to sink the Warriors 27-26 with two minutes remaining at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 19th.
Lewis had never kicked a field goal at any level until he sunk the one-pointer that stunned the Warriors in round 23.
2. Bulldogs win ISP Grand Final and National State Championship
After a season in which they played with tremendous spirit and incredible resilience, our Intrust Super Premiership team won an exciting Grand Final against the Newtown Jets by 18 points to 12, before going on to claim a commanding 42-18 win over the Redcliffe Dolphins in the NRL State Championship match.
3. Reimis Smith's Incredible Hat-Trick
Reimis Smith scored an impressive hat-trick during the Bulldogs 38-0 win over the Dragons in round 24. Smith's first try came in the 23rd minute when he ran 70 metres to score with a superb in and away on fullback Matt Dufty. He grabbed his second try five minutes later when he finished a backline play with one of the put down's of the year, with inches to spare in the corner. He made it a hat-trick in the second half when he collected a ball from Will Hopoate to send the winger bursting into the backfield. Smith took on Dufty once again and beat him for speed to score next to the post.
4. Josh Morris' 100th Bulldogs try
Josh Morris became the third player in the club's history to score 100 tries in the blue and white. The centre crossed for his 100th try for Canterbury in the ninth minute of the Bulldogs round 11 match with the Cronulla Sharks. Morris sits third behind Hazem El Masri and Terry Lamb on the club's all-time top tryscorers.
5. Bulldogs thump Dragons
A hat-trick of tries by rookie Canterbury winger Reimis Smith helped put a major dent in St George Illawarra's top-four hopes. The Dragons finished the game with 14 men as the Bulldogs inflicted a significant blow to the Red V's premiership hopes with a record 38-0 defeat. The loss was their biggest ever against Canterbury and was the biggest at Jubilee Oval in the history of both St George and St George Illawarra, and just the third time a Dragons team had been held scoreless at the ground.