NRL Round 21 – Match 1 Results: Canterbury Bulldogs 32 v 12 South Sydney Rabbitohs

On Friday night the Rabbitohs received a massive wake-up call when they were well beaten 32 – 12 by the low ranking Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

After securing an important win over the Warriors last round, South Sydney’s search for the top eight is ongoing after they failed to beat the 13th placed Bulldogs.

Canterbury enjoyed an early lead after Bryson Goodwin opened their account just three minutes in.

Bryson Goodwin was the ‘1st Tryscorer’ paying well for punters who bet at Ladbrokes.com.au

The Dogs backed up with their second try in the 21st minute when winger Steve Turner got over and with Goodwin converting both they were 12 in front after the first quarter.

The Rabbitohs fought back in the 29th minute when Chris Sandow, their sole tryscorer for the night, got his first.

Returning hooker Issac Luke playing his first game back from injury booted it through the posts to narrow the margin.

Before half time, however, the home side further extended their lead with Chris Armit’s 36th minute four-pointer, bringing the score 18 – 6 at the break.

In the second half an early 45th minute penalty awarded to the Dogs after Sam Burgess made an ugly tackle on Ben Barba, kicked by Goodwin added an extra two points to Canterbury’s score.

Rabbitohs halfback Sandow completed his match double five minutes later scoring South Sydney’s second and final try, Luke successfully converting.

The final half hour saw the Bulldogs get in another two unanswered tries one each to Luke Patten, who pounced on a Brett Kimmorley grubber, and Josh Morris, Goodwin making it a perfect night on the boot converting every try, so the final score was 32 – 12 in favour of the Doggies.

In more bad news for the Bunnies, who were playing without the injured Dave Taylor, they may have also lost Sam Burgess for a few weeks after he was put on report for his dangerous tackle and faces suspension and Beau Falloon who fractured his arm in Friday’s match.

Because of their growing list of unavailable stars, expect their odds at Ladbrokes.com.au to drift out for their next match against the Tigers.

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