The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs defeated the St George Illawarra Dragons 28-6 at Stadium Australia on Monday.
* Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson was sent to the sin bin in the 24th minute for repeated ruck infringements.
* Jake Averillo scored 20 of the Bulldogs 28 points from 2 tries and 6 goals.
Match Highlights: Round 14 v Dragons
* The Bulldogs led 8-6 at half time.
* Canterbury had 58% of the ball and completed at 94% (44/47).
* The Bulldogs ran for 1868m compared to the Dragons 1291m.
* The Dogs made 298 tackles to St George’s 445.
* Canterbury missed 17 tackles, while the Dragons missed 34.
* St George made 12 errors to Canterbury’s 4.
* The Dragons had three players put on report.
* The Bulldogs make 4 line breaks and 34 tackle breaks compared to the Saints 1 line break and 17 tackle breaks.
* The Dogs came up with 8 offloads to the Dragons 3.
* Canterbury had 697 post-contact metres compared to the Saints 494.
* Nick Meaney runs for a season high and game high 226 metres from 26 carries.
* Jeremy Marshall-King gets through 80 minutes of work, including 10 carries for 86 metres and 37 tackles with a tackle efficiency of 100%, as well as scoring a try on his return from a foot injury.
Jeremy Marshall-King Post Match Interview: Round 14 v Dragons
Too easy for Marshall-King
* Jake Averillo tops the Bulldogs NRL Fantasy points with 96 and comes up 566 kick metres.
* Canterbury’s win over the Dragons was the club’s first home match win since round 4 last year when the Dogs defeated the Red V 22-2.
* Josh Jackson tops the tackle count for the Bulldogs with 39 and comes up with 100% tackle efficiency. He also runs the ball for 178m from 17 carries.
* Canterbury only use 16 players during the game with Sione Katoa not taking to the field.
* Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was a late withdrawal due to a foot injury with Tui Katoa replacing the Kiwi International.
* 17,382 attend the annual Queen’s Birthday match.
* Rookie centre Aaron Schoupp grabs his first win in first grade after making his NRL debut against the Gold Coast Titans in round 11.
Match: Bulldogs v Dragons
Round 14 -
Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney