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Bulldogs keep Sea Eagles grounded in Cup clash

Canterbury-Bankstown remain undefeated in the 2022 NSW Cup Premiership after securing a convincing 30-0 win over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at HE Laybutt Field on Monday evening.

The visitors opened up the scoring in the 6th minute when Kyle Flanagan placed a perfectly weighted kick 15 metres out for Jake Averillo to latch onto. The five-eighth was able to dive over in his first NSW Cup appearance for 2022.

Averillo was in the thick of it again in the 17th minute, opting to take on the Sea Eagles defence line on the fifth tackle, 40m out from his own try line. The Canterbury-Bankstown junior breaking through to create a 3-on-2 overlap, sending Jacob Kiraz down the right sideline to score.

The Bulldogs were almost in again minutes later, attacking deep into the Sea Eagles half. A sweeping ball movement from right-to-left saw an overlap develop in the Blacktown Workers defence, though Canterbury-Bankstown winger Isaac Lumelume was unable to find enough space to squeeze through in the right corner.

With time ticking down to halftime, it was the Bulldogs who popped up on the scoreboard again when Reece Hoffman was put through a hole to score by the posts. The Belmore based club heading into the sheds with a healthy 18-0 lead at Blacktown.

The first try of the second half came in the 53rd minute when Kurt Morrin found himself in the right place at the right time to dive over.

The match was put to bed in the closing stages when Billy Tsikrikas crashed over from a few metres out.

Canterbury-Bankstown keeping their unbeaten record alive to start the season with a 30-0 victory over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles to close out Round 3 on Monday night at HE Laybutt Field.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30 (Tries: Billy Tsikrikas, Jacob Kiraz, Jake Averillo, Kurt Morrin, Reece Hoffman; Goals: Kyle Flanagan 4) def. Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 0

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.