The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and SG Ball teams have completed their opening games of 2019 against the Newcastle Knights.
The Bulldogs went down to the Knights 58-0 at Belmore Sports Ground in the first match of the season.
The visitors scored three tries in the first twenty minutes of play, including a double to Carissa Harrison to lead 14-nil at the break.
The Knights scored a further eight tries for the match, four in each of the final two twenty minutes of play to secure the win.
Knights 58 (Carissa Harrison 2, Caitlan Johnston 2, Jorja Holden 2, Lily Hanning, Terri-Lee Van Wyk, Jada Beale, Joeli Morris, Kayla Romaniuk tries: Caitlan Johnston 5, Tanaya Millar 2 goals) def. Bulldogs 0
The Bulldogs have been defeated by the Knights, 42-6 in their opening game of the season at Belmore Sports Ground.
The visitors scored just after four minutes, before another two tries in the opening half gave the Knights an 18-0 lead at the break.
The Bulldogs were first to score in the second half when halfback Joseph O’Neill took on the Knights defenders and showed great strength to score next to the post. Trieste Winitana converted to have the home side trail by 12.
From there, the Knights had all the momentum and ran in a further four tries to register a round one victory.
Knights 42 (Christopher Veaila, Lachlan Crouch, Mitch Henderson, Max Bradbury, Oryn Keeley, Taj Blackman, Jacob Davis tries: Jonah Pezet 7 goals) def. Bulldogs 6 (Joseph O'Neill try: Trieste Winitana goal)
The Bulldogs have defeated the Knights 28-24 in their opening game of the 2019 season.
Canterbury were last year’s grand finalist and after trailing the visitors 18-14 at the break, the Bulldogs dug deep to outscore core the Knights, six tries to four and start 2019 with a win.
The Bulldogs were first to score through centre Kurt Picken, before the Knights crossed for three tries in the space of ten minutes to lead 18-4.
The Dogs hit back through Khaled Rajab and Mosese Vuki to close the gap to four points at half-time.
Newcastle scored three minutes into the second half to extend their lead to ten, but the Bulldogs showed grit and determination to fight their way back and score three tries of their own through Jackson Topine, Issam Merhi and Jazzaiah Schaafhausen to record an impressive come from behind victory at Belmore Sports Ground.
Bulldogs 28 (Kurt Picken, Khaled Rajab, Mosese Vuki, Jackson Topine, Issam Merhi, Jazzaiah Schaafhausen tries: Khaled Rajab 2 goals) def. Knights 24 (Kobe Davies, Christian Ma'anaima, Jaron Purcell, Callan Burgess tries: Logan Radzievic 4 goals)