The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Jersey Flegg side have suffered a 24-14 defeat to the Wests Tigers today at Belmore Sports Ground.
The loss sees Canterbury remain in fifth position on the ladder, while the win puts the Tigers in ninth position.
The Dogs have three games left until the final series begins and will meet the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels over the next two weeks and round out the season with a home game against Victoria Thunderbolts.
Canterbury made one late change to their side with Paul Karaitiana starting at halfback in place of Jake Averillo.
The visitors opened the scoring when winger Liam Scolari crossed after 10 minutes before Max Burey quickly doubled the Tigers lead five minutes later.
Centre Isaiah Tass grabbed the Bulldogs first try of the afternoon to reduce Wests Tigers lead, before Henry Lealuga-Puhotau crashed over in the final moments of the first half and Ben Stevanovic was able to convert the Tigers third try to give the visitors a 14-4 lead at the break.
Canterbury scored first following the break through Tui Katoa and Alex Seve converted the try to cut the margin to four points.
The Tigers grabbed back-to-back tries in the 48th and 54th minute of the game to lead 24-10 with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Frank Kuresa added a late consolation try for the Dogs to end the game and give the Tigers a 24-14 win.
The Bulldogs will look to bounce back next week when they take on the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Saturday August 17 from 3.35pm.
Wests Tigers 24 (Scolari, Burey, Lealuga-Puhotau, Cini, Sykes tries; Stevanovic 2 goals) def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 14 (Tass, Katoa, Kuresa tries; Seve goal)
Match: Bulldogs v Wests Tigers
Round 21 -
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney