The Canterbury Bulldogs have notched a 13-point victory over St George Illawarra Dragons after an absorbing encounter at ANZ Stadium.
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In a thrilling game, where the lead changed several times, the Bulldogs got home in the end with a flurry of points in the final 15 minutes.
Both sides have their chances in this entertaining Monday match.
Curtis Rona got the ball rolling for Canterbury with a nice little try in the first half.
Rona then combined with Josh Morris to put the Bulldogs 10-0 up.
But the Dragons hit back with a beautiful bit of play from Benji Marshall and Gareth Widdop.
The two halves then combined again to edge St George Illawarra in front 12-10.
They extended their lead thanks to the bounce of this kick.
The Dragons looked on top but the Bulldogs weren’t done yet.
First, they somehow managed to get the ball down here.
Then Sam Kasiano barged over from short range.
The Dragons were fading. Moses Mbye nailed a field goal to make it 23-16.
And as St George Illawarra scrambled to get the ball back, the Bulldogs still had time for a final try.
This was a real confidence-boosting win for the blue and white.