The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs SG Ball side have opened their 2020 campaign with a convincing 42-4 win over the West Coast Pirates.
Played in tough conditions at Belmore Sports Ground due to the heavy rainfall in Sydney, the Bulldogs led by a hat-trick of tries to Turoa Williams - son of 1995 premiership winger Jason, were too good for their visiting opponents.
Williams’ had a performance to remember with tries in the 10th, 19th and 30th minute to guide the Dogs to an impressive 26-4 lead at half-time after the home side ran in five tries to the Pirates one.
As the rain continued to fall on the spiritual home ground of the Bulldogs, Canterbury continued to pile on the points in the second stanza with a further four tries.
It was a tough day for goal kickers with only three tries converted from the nine scored, but in the end, the home side walked away with a 42-4 victory an important two points across a disrupted opening round of the junior representative season.
Next week will see the under 18s side host the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Belmore a part of a triple header featuring the club’s Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale Cup teams.
Bulldogs 42 (Turoa Williams 3, Danny Ghantous, Khaled Rajab, Louie Yehia, Bilal YAZICI, Louie Yehia, Compton Fuatimau tries: Compton Fuatimau 2, Trieste Winitana goals) def Pirates 4 (Jaeree Reuben try)
Match: Bulldogs v Pirates
Round 1 -
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney