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NRL Premiership, Monday, 12 August 2013 - Round 22 - ANZ Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Canterbury-Bankstown
Score
16
Team
Gold Coast
Score
26
Canterbury-Bankstown versus Gold Coast
Players Perrett (26min), Hodkinson (47min), Reynolds (72min) Tries 3 Tries 4 Players Gordon (5min, 20min, 77min), Mead (56min)
Players Inu 0/1 (0%), Hodkinson 2/2 (100%) Conversions 2 Conversions 3 Players Sezer 3/4 (75%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 2 Players Sezer 2/2 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
Canterbury-BankstownGold Coast

1 Josh Morris

1 David Mead

Try
1

2 Mitch Brown

2 Kevin Gordon

Try
3

3 Krisnan Inu

3 Brad Takairangi

4 Tim Lafai

4 Jamie Dowling

Substitution Off
1

5 Sam Perrett

Try
1

5 Anthony Don

6 Josh Reynolds

Try
1

6 Ashley Harrison

7 Trent Hodkinson

Try
1
Conversion
2

7 Aidan Sezer

Conversion
3
Penalty Goal
2

8 Aiden Tolman

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Ryan James

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

9 Michael Ennis

9 Beau Falloon

Substitution Off
1

10 Sam Kasiano

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Nate Myles

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Frank Pritchard

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Ben Ridge

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Josh Jackson

Substitution Off
1

12 Mark Minichiello

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Greg Eastwood

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Greg Bird

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Canterbury-Bankstown Interchange Gold Coast Interchange

James Graham

Substitution On
1

Luke Douglas

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Tony Williams

Substitution On
1

David Taylor

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Dene Halatau

Substitution On
1

Luke O'Dwyer

Substitution On
1

Dale Finucane

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Sam Irwin

Substitution On
1

Canterbury-Bankstown vs Gold Coast

  • Possession

    Canterbury-Bankstown 44%
    44% 56%
    Gold Coast 56%
  • Sets

    Canterbury-Bankstown 41
    50% 50%
    Gold Coast 41
  • Completed sets

    Canterbury-Bankstown 29
    46% 54%
    Gold Coast 34
  • Completion rate

    Canterbury-Bankstown 71%
    46% 54%
    Gold Coast 83%
  • Tackles

    Canterbury-Bankstown 342
    53% 47%
    Gold Coast 298
  • Total runs

    Canterbury-Bankstown 150
    46% 54%
    Gold Coast 175
  • Total run metres

    Canterbury-Bankstown 1239m
    45% 55%
    Gold Coast 1493m
  • Hit-ups

    Canterbury-Bankstown 67
    44% 56%
    Gold Coast 86
  • Line breaks

    Canterbury-Bankstown 4
    50% 50%
    Gold Coast 4
  • Offloads

    Canterbury-Bankstown 15
    63% 37%
    Gold Coast 9
  • Kicks

    Canterbury-Bankstown 14
    41% 59%
    Gold Coast 20
  • 40-20 kicks

    Canterbury-Bankstown 0
    50% 50%
    Gold Coast 0
  • Kick metres

    Canterbury-Bankstown 363m
    37% 63%
    Gold Coast 608m
  • Penalties

    Canterbury-Bankstown 12
    52% 48%
    Gold Coast 11
  • Scrums

    Canterbury-Bankstown 1
    20% 80%
    Gold Coast 4
  • Missed tackles

    Canterbury-Bankstown 20
    38% 62%
    Gold Coast 33
  • Errors

    Canterbury-Bankstown 10
    56% 44%
    Gold Coast 8
  • | |
    Canterbury-Bankstown statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Josh Morris Fullback 80 12 126 1 3 0 1 1 1 16
    Mitch Brown Winger 1 80 12 99 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu Centre 1 80 10 98 3 7 0 1 1 0 0
    Tim Lafai Centre 2 80 11 95 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Perrett Winger 2 80 12 83 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Josh Reynolds Five-eighth 80 4 64 1 3 1 0 0 4 83
    Trent Hodkinson Halfback 80 6 53 1 5 1 1 0 8 239
    Aiden Tolman Prop 1 63 14 112 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Ennis Hooker 80 4 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Kasiano Prop 2 21 6 54 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Frank Pritchard 2nd Row 1 57 7 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Jackson 2nd Row 2 57 9 57 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eastwood Lock 43 12 82 1 0 0 0 0 1 25
    James Graham Interchange 63 14 87 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Williams Interchange 46 6 55 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Dene Halatau Interchange 13 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Finucane Interchange 37 8 59 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Canterbury-Bankstown statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Morris Fullback 80 3 0 3 0 1
    Mitch Brown Winger 1 80 0 0 0 0 2
    Krisnan Inu Centre 1 80 10 1 1 0 2
    Tim Lafai Centre 2 80 12 0 0 0 0
    Sam Perrett Winger 2 80 11 2 1 0 0
    Josh Reynolds Five-eighth 80 26 1 1 1 1
    Trent Hodkinson Halfback 80 12 2 1 1 1
    Aiden Tolman Prop 1 63 39 0 3 0 0
    Michael Ennis Hooker 80 46 3 2 2 0
    Sam Kasiano Prop 2 21 13 1 0 2 0
    Frank Pritchard 2nd Row 1 57 16 0 1 0 1
    Josh Jackson 2nd Row 2 57 26 1 0 2 0
    Greg Eastwood Lock 43 25 3 0 0 0
    James Graham Interchange 63 51 1 1 0 0
    Tony Williams Interchange 46 14 1 0 1 2
    Dene Halatau Interchange 13 12 0 0 0 0
    Dale Finucane Interchange 37 26 4 1 2 0
    Gold Coast statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    David Mead Fullback 80 13 152 2 9 3 0 1 0 0
    Kevin Gordon Winger 1 80 10 80 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Brad Takairangi Centre 1 80 7 60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Dowling Centre 2 63 3 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Don Winger 2 80 7 80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashley Harrison Five-eighth 80 2 14 0 1 0 0 0 5 139
    Aidan Sezer Halfback 80 11 93 1 0 0 1 1 13 402
    Ryan James Prop 1 51 23 173 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Beau Falloon Hooker 70 7 42 0 0 0 0 0 2 67
    Nate Myles Prop 2 63 19 173 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Ridge 2nd Row 1 41 9 62 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 2nd Row 2 46 8 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird Lock 72 23 185 3 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Luke Douglas Interchange 54 14 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Taylor Interchange 34 11 109 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke O'Dwyer Interchange 56 6 39 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Sam Irwin Interchange 10 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gold Coast statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    David Mead Fullback 80 9 2 0 0 0
    Kevin Gordon Winger 1 80 4 3 0 1 1
    Brad Takairangi Centre 1 80 14 4 0 0 1
    Jamie Dowling Centre 2 63 5 2 2 0 0
    Anthony Don Winger 2 80 9 0 0 0 1
    Ashley Harrison Five-eighth 80 20 3 0 3 1
    Aidan Sezer Halfback 80 10 4 3 1 0
    Ryan James Prop 1 51 31 1 1 1 0
    Beau Falloon Hooker 70 35 3 3 1 2
    Nate Myles Prop 2 63 38 2 1 2 0
    Ben Ridge 2nd Row 1 41 20 3 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 2nd Row 2 46 14 0 3 0 0
    Greg Bird Lock 72 21 2 3 2 1
    Luke Douglas Interchange 54 37 2 2 0 0
    David Taylor Interchange 34 8 0 2 1 1
    Luke O'Dwyer Interchange 56 17 2 4 0 0
    Sam Irwin Interchange 10 6 0 0 0 0

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    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name James Graham 51
    Runs
    Player name Ryan James 23
    Line Breaks
    Player name David Mead 3
    Offloads
    Player name Krisnan Inu 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:00pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Adam Devcich, Luke Phillips
    Touch Judges:
    Nick Beashel, Chris Sutton
    Video Ref:
    Steve Clark

    Live: Bulldogs v Titans

    Date

    James Polson

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    JAMES POLSON: A massive win for the Titans there, their first over the Bulldogs in Sydney.  That puts them back in the top eight and well ahead of the Raiders on for-and-against, as well as the Warriors who are two points adrift.  The Titans face the Warriors in the final four rounds in their only remaining home match and that could go a long way to deciding the makeup of the eight.  As for the Bulldogs, that's just about curtains for their top-four hopes and so it should be - there's daylight between Des Hasler's men and the sides currently at the pointy end.  Thanks for your company tonight and be sure to grab a copy of tomorrow's Herald or log on to smh.com.au for Glenn Jackson's take on tonight's action. We'll be back on Friday night to kick off round 23.

    80 min: Sezer sets for a field goal and it's charged down from an offside position.  That'll be it.  Titans 26 Bulldogs 16 after Sezer adds the two points.

    79 min: Sezer lands another one from out wide and that's the ball game.  Titans 24 Bulldogs 16.

    77 min: TRY.  Great stuff from Greg Bird who seems to spend an eternity trying to promote the ball and find the offload.  He eventually does and Kevin Gordon dives over to bag his third.  The Bulldogs heads are down and that tells the story.  Titans 22 Bulldogs 16, kick to come.

    76 min: Mitch Brown caught in goal.  The Titans' chase has been well ahead of that of the hosts tonight.

    75 min: No pressure on David Mead fielding the high ball and he runs nearly 60m before offloading to Kevin Gordon.

    73 min: He duly obliges.  Titans 18 Bulldogs 16.

    73 min: Try awarded.  Hodkinson will have the kick from right in front.

    73 min: GAME ON. Josh Reynolds runs it on the last and goes 40m to score.  Looking to see if Josh Morris got a hand to the offload before Reynolds but this looks fine to me.  Titans 18 Bulldogs 14, kick to come.

    Titans still lead 18-10 as we enter the final 10 minutes.

    70 min: Change for the Titans this time - Sam Irwin is on for Beau Falloon.

    Correction - changeover and the Dogs are in possession.

    68 min: Beau Falloon tries to burrow over but he's held up.  The Titans have one more tackle 10m out.

    67 min: Dene Halatau on for the Bulldogs for Aiden Tolman.  The Titans have a scrum feed 20m out from the Dogs line.

    66 min: But back to the task at hand and the Dogs to to the air on the last right on the Titans line but it's an easy one for the visitors.  Titans still lead 18-10.

    Ryan Harris is on a hat-trick.  Matt Prior gone first ball.  How good has he been this series?

    Over in the mother country, that pesky Ian Bell is gone for 113 after a peach of a ball from Ryan Harris.  England 6-251 and they lead by 219.

    61 min: Titans unable to capitalise as Brad Takairangi knocks on on the third tackle.

    60 min: Penalty to the Titans - their 10th and the 21st of the match.

    57 min: That was a huge kick from Aidan Sezer - he lands it from the sideline and the lead is out to eight.  Titans 18 Bulldogs 10.

    56 min: TRY.  David Mead shows plenty of speed to charge through after taking a peach of an offload from Ashley Harrison, who's been in everything tonight.  Titans 16 Bulldogs 10, kick to come.

    55 min: The Titans get another line drop-out.

    54 min: And Krisnan Inu promptly knocks on on tackle one.  Who'd be a coach?

    53 min: The Bulldogs get a penalty deep in their own territory.

    No try ruled.

    On further viewings, it looks like Josh Jackson has missed it completely and Jamie Dowling has copped it in the melon - the Titan could be up for a try assist here.

    52 min: Josh Reynolds is over for the Bulldogs but it looks like it's gone forward off Josh Jackson en route.  Onfield call is no try.

    49 min: Krisnan Inu hits the post.  Score remains 12-10 to the Titans.

    48 min: TRY.  There's nothing wrong with this one. Trent Hodkinson goes from dummy-half and burrows over for the Dogs.  Great play from the halfback.  Titans 12 Bulldogs 10, kick to come.

    Still no change to the half-time score.  Titans lead 12-6.

    46 min: And that raid comes to nothing for the Bulldogs but they will receive the line drop-out.

    45 min: Aidan Sezer penalised for a strip.  And not of the Wati Holmwood variety.

    43 min: No try ruled and to add insult to injury Williams is penalised for a double movement.

    43 min: Tony Williams barges over but I don't think he's got to the line.  Referee heads upstairs and he's in agreement.

    42 min: Dave Taylor has knocked on and the Bulldogs have another set just 30m out.

    41 min: Krisnan Inu gets the second half under way.

    Teams heading down back down the tunnel.

    GLENN JACKSON: The Bulldogs have had their chances, but the Titans have the lead. The home side have had several opportunities to score in the first half, but have only managed the one, through their winger Sam Perrett, following Josh Morris's neat offload.The Titans, meanwhile, have posted two tries, both scored by Perrett's opposite Kevin Gordon. The Bulldogs will be sweating on the fitness of prop Sam Kasiano, who limped off late.

    JAMES POLSON: A frantic end to what has been an intriguing opening 40 minutes there.  The Titans started with intent and barely let up - they've clearly been the stronger side but the Bulldogs won't be giving up.  Discipline is a big issue for both sides - with their eyes firmly fixed on the finals they won't want to be giving away silly penalties and you can bet your life both Des Hasler and John Cartwright will be mentioning that in the sheds.  Back shortly with Glenn Jackson's take on the first half.

    41 min: Dave Taylor charges down the Dogs kick and it looks like the Titans may not be quite done yet but the Dogs dive on it and that's it for the first half.  Titans 12 Bulldogs 6.

    40 min: Josh Reynolds goes for the intercept and goes very close to getting it.

    39 min: Ashley Harrison almost takes the restart dead.  I think he actually did.

    39 min: Sezer slots an early kick to bring the lead to six.  Titans 12 Bulldogs 6.

    And in even worse news for the Dogs - Sam Kasiano looks like he's limping off.

    37 min: A one-on-one strip has the Titans on the attack again, and Dale Finucane is subsequently penalised for being inside the 10.  Looks like Aidan Sezer will take the two points this time.

    36 min: Ashley Harrison comes up with a trysaving tackle as big Tony Williams dives for the line, losing the ball in the process.  Titans feed.

    35 min: And there's another one - 15 for the match and we're not even up to half-time.

    34 min: Change for the Dogs - Tony Williams on for Frank Pritchard.  And another penalty goes their way.

    33 min: And this time it's the Dogs getting the ref's call and their own chance to trouble the scorers again before the break.

    33 minute: And another infringement in the ruck results in another penalty.  Titans not interested in taking the two points however.

    32 min: Back to back penalties for the Titans as they look to restore their 10-point advantage before the break.  Unsurprisingly, Michael Ennis has a fair bit to say.  He seems to have improved his vocabulary since last season though.

    27 min: Trent Hodkinson converts from out wide.  Titans 10 Bulldogs 6.

    26 min: Try awarded and the Dogs are on the board.  Titans 10 Bulldogs 4, kick to come.

    26 min: And it pays immediate dividends.  The Doggies spread wide and create the overlap through Tolman, Reynolds and Morris who offloads to Sam Perrett to score in the corner.  Try ruled but we're having a look, this should be fine.

    25 min: Another penalty to the Dogs and with it a golden opportunity to hit back.

    24 min: Sezer goes to the air again and once again it's Kevin Gordon chasing but the Dogs do well.  And then win a penalty.

    21 min: Aidan Sezer hits the conversion well from the sideline.  Titans 10 Bulldogs 0.

    20 min: Nothing wrong with that one.  Try awarded.  Titans 8 Bulldogs 0, kick to come.

    20 min: Another try to Kevin Gordon out wide.  Falloon goes sideways before a lovely second-man ball out to David Mead who offloads to Gordon who takes a nice catch to score.  Going upstairs but the onfield call is try.

    19 min: Another penalty to their Titans, their fourth of the night so far.

    17 min: Change for the Dogs: James Graham is on for Sam Kasiano.  Which means it must have been Aiden Tolman who took tonight's first hit-up.  My apologies.  Send all hate mail care of Paul Zalunardo.

    17 min: The Dogs are back in possession for the first time in a long time.  Vocal crowd on hand tonight.

    16 min: Beau Falloon goes from dummy-half, doesn't quite make it and wins a penalty in the process, giving Michael Ennis a spray just for good measure.  

    15 min: Ryan James has been bent in all directions by Sam Kasiano and there's a break in play as he gets some attention.

    14 min: Josh Morris taken in goal following Ashley Harrison's kick to force a dropout for the Titans.  

    12 min: Bird is back to his feet and playing the ball but he looks more than a little uncomfortable.  His Titans still lead 4-0.

    11 min: Greg Bird looks to have had his knee twisted in a tackle and this isn't good for the Titans.  Nothing malicious in it but he looks in some distress.  

    Looks like Inu may have had more than a helping hand there..

    And Krisnan Inu has knocked on.  That's the end of that one for Canterbury.

    10 min: The Bulldogs make a break but unfortunately it's Sam Kasiano who does so.  He's brought down about 10m out but it's still on for the Dogs.

    9 min: Nate Myles again penalised.

    9 min: Sam Kasiano, the heaviest man in the game, absolutely cleans up David Mead on the fifth tackle.  Great stuff.

    Sezer unable to convert.  Titans still lead 4-0.

    5 min: TRY. Aidan Sezer bombs to the corner and it's Kevin Gordon, who's done this a few times this year, who leaps and scores for the visitors.  Gold Coast 4 Canterbury 0, kick to come.

    4 min: Penalty goes the Titans' way this time after David Mead does well to get back into the field of play after another Dogs' kick.

    2 min: The Dogs kick early but Kevin Gordon is there to clean up on his own line for the Titans.

    1 min: Nate Myles penalised with a little help from Michael Ennis.  Early opportunity for the Dogs.

    1 min: The Titans get us under way as James Graham takes the first hit-up.

    And here comes the home side.  Kick-off imminent.

    The Titans are making their way down the tunnel.

    As for the visitors, just a positional change with Luke Douglas benched for Ryan James.

    For the Bulldogs, Sam Kasiano and Josh Jackson are into the starting 13, leaving James Graham and Tony Williams relegated to the bench.

    JAMES POLSON: Welcome to ANZ Stadium for tonight's coverage of the Bulldogs v Titans.  The boys from the Gold Coast can sneak back into the eight with a win tonight but the Bulldogs won't be giving up easily, they've still got their eyes on a top-four berth but heading into this clash five points behind the Storm that's looking more and more like a pipe dream with just four rounds left to play.  We'll be back in a moment with team news from both sides.

    ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Monday 7pm (AEST)
    Last meeting: Titans 25 bt Bulldogs 14 at Suncorp Stadium Round 10 2012
    Head-to-head: Bulldogs 5, Titans 4
    Referees: Adam Devcich, Luke Phillips
    TV: Live FoxSports 1
    TAB:
     Bulldogs $1.15, Titans $5.75
    FootyTab: Titans +10.5

    Phil Mitchell writes: The Titans grabbed some valuable momentum and jumped into ninth place with a 36-6 thrashing of the Tigers last Sunday – and just as well because they have a tough run home. Four of their final five clashes are against genuine finals contenders, including the Roosters and Storm. But first Gold Coast must overcome a Canterbury side that is in the groove after three successive wins. Now in fifth spot, the Bulldogs would rise to only one point outside the top four if they defeat the Titans and either Melbourne or Manly lose. The Titans have won only two of eight away matches this season and, remarkably, this will be their first Sydney match against the Bulldogs in six years after recent away clashes in Brisbane.

    Phil's tip: Bulldogs by eight.

    AAP writes: The good news for the Gold Coast was that they snapped their four-game losing run last round. The bad news was that it was only against the lowly Wests Tigers. This will provide a more accurate form gauge for the ninth-placed Titans hoping to make a finals footy impact. The Titans won’t need to be reminded that the last time they lined up against quality opposition they missed 51 tackles and were thumped 32-4 by South Sydney. And like Bob Geldof, the Titans don’t like Mondays. They have won two of seven games played on the school night. Gold Coast’s backs may be injury-hit but they have more than enough forward depth to muscle up against the Bulldogs grunt of Sam Kasiano, James Graham and company. In an ominous sign, a Ben Barba-less Bulldogs have still rumbled onto three straight wins with a top four finish in sight. 

    Key: David Mead - if the Titans forwards do their job. He relished filling in for William Zillman at fullback, running 161m last round. Against a Bulldogs line-up without Barba, Mead will be again be out to run amok if the Gold Coast big boys hold up their end of the bargain.

    BULLDOGS: Sam Perrett, Mitch Brown, Josh Morris, Tim Lafai, Krisnan Inu, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (capt), James Graham, Frank Pritchard, Tony Williams, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: Dene Halatau, Josh Jackson, Sam Kasiano, Dale Finucane, Tim Browne (one to be omitted).

    TITANS: David Mead, Kevin Gordon, Brad Takairangi, Jamie Dowling, Anthony Don, Ashley Harrison, Aidan Sezer, Luke Douglas, Beau Falloon, Nate Myles, Ben Ridge, Mark Minichiello, Greg Bird. Interchange: David Taylor, Ryan James, Luke O’Dwyer, Sam Irwin.

     

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