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Bulldogs effort not enough to down Rabbitohs

Canterbury-Bankstown have fallen to the Rabbitohs 26-10 in Round 8 of the NRL Premiership at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday night.

The visitors opened the scoring inside the first 3 minutes when Latrell Mitchell put Alex Johnston into space, screaming down the left edge from midfield to touch down.

Sustained pressure from the Bulldogs for the bulk of the first half ended with Marcelo Montoya latching onto a deft Brandon Wakeham kick to get the home side on the board 4 minutes from half time. Nick Meaney made no mistake to convert the try, with the Bulldogs heading into the sheds down 8-6 at the main break.

Match Highlights: Round 8 vs Rabbitohs

The second half started in similar circumstances to the first 40. Jayden Su’a crashing inside the first minute of the restart to increase the visitor’s lead to 14-6.

The Pack replied minutes later when second-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner reached out for his first try of the season on the 54th minute mark.

Though a quick reply from Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker snuffed out any chance of a Bulldog’s comeback when he dotted down and converted his own try.

A late Dane Gagai intercept in the 79th minute on his try line caused heartache around Bankwest Stadium with the Rabbitohs taking down the Bulldogs 26-10.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 26 (Tries: Alex Johnston, Jayden Su’a, Cody Walker, Dane Gagai; Goals: Cody Walker 4) defeated Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10 (Tries: Marcelo Montoya, Raymond Faitala-Mariner; Goals: Nick Meaney)

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.