Canterbury Bulldogs 24-12 New Zealand Warriors

Canterbury Bulldogs 24-12 New Zealand Warriors


Canterbury Bulldogs got their first win of the 2017 NRL season with a 24-12 success against New Zealand Warriors at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Despite having most of the ball, the Warriors were unable to register enough points as the Bulldogs defence stood firm in a win of attrition over Stephen Kearney’s side.

It was the visitors who took the lead as full-back Tuimoala Lolohea kicked through for Bodene Thompson to open the scoring.

The lead didn’t last long and the Bulldogs scored two tries to go in front at the break; Moses Mbye showing great footwork to go over before Brett Morris raced clear to give the hosts a 10-6 half-time lead.

Vodafone Warriors dominated the third quarter of the match and had nine sets that started in the Bulldogs half, but they just couldn’t break through.

Finally though, with 20 minutes left, they did score as Johnson took a pass from Thompson to go in unopposed.

Johnson converted for a 12-10 lead but just like the first half Des Hasler’s team hit back, debutant Marcelo Montoya crossing the whitewash just four minutes later.

A conversion and penalty goal from Mbye gave the Bulldogs an 18-12 lead and the win was secured in the final moments, Brett Morris going in for his second try.

Canterbury Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Brenko LeeCentre000000
Brett MorrisWing200001
Josh MorrisCentre000000
Brad AbbeyFull Back000000
Greg Eastwood Loose Forward000000
James Graham Prop000000
Josh JacksonSecond Row000000
David Klemmer Prop000000
Michael LichaaHooker000000
Moses MbyeStand Off140000
Josh ReynoldsStand Off000000
Aiden Tolman Prop000000
Marcelo MontoyaWing100000
Adam Elliott Interchange000000
Raymond Faitala-Mariner Interchange000000
Danny Fualalo Interchange000000
Sam Kasiano Interchange000000
 Total 440001

New Zealand Warriors

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Simon ManneringSecond Row000000
Manu VatuveiWing000000
Jacob Lillyman Prop000000
Shaun JohnsonScrum Half120000
David Fusitu’aWing000000
Tuimoala LoloheaStand Off000000
Solomone KataCentre000000
Bodene Thompson Second Row100000
Ryan HoffmanSecond Row000000
Albert Vete Prop000000
Ken MaumaloCentre000000
Issac Luke Hooker000000
Ata HinganoScrum Half000000
Charlie Gubb Interchange000000
Sam Lisone Interchange000000
Bunty Afoa Interchange000000
Erin Clark Interchange000000
 Total 220000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 17, 2017 7:00 am NRL 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Canterbury Bulldogs101424
New Zealand Warriors6612

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