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Live blog: Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs

Join Phil Mitchell for the first of two grand final replays this weekend. On Saturday night it is the coaches - Des Hasler v Ivan Cleary. Kick off at 7.30pm.

Congratulations to Canterbury and their new coach Des Hasler on a solid first-up victory. They'll gain a lot of confidence from overcoming a 12-0 deficit; it was reminiscent of the Bulldogs of old. The Panthers will be kicking themselves after letting such a good lead slip in wet conditions. Thanks for joining me tonight. For all the wash-up from tonight's match read tomorrow's The Sun-Herald or click on smh.com.au. See you soon.

FULL-TIME: Dogs 22-14.

79 min: Turner misses the kick.

78 min: Bryson Goodwin scores in the corner from a Lachlan Coote fumble to secure victory for the Dogs. Canterbury 22-14.

77 min: Dayne Weston penalised for a high tackle on Graham.

76 min: Panthers forward pass, pressure relieved for Dogs.

74 min: Pressure back on the Dogs as kick-off finds touch. Rain getting heavier.

73 min: Turner converts. Dogs 18-14.

72 min: Dogs hit the lead, 16-14, as Pritchard puts Morris over with a terrific short ball.

71 min: Back-to-back penalties for the Dogs.

69 min: Video ref denies Frank Pritchard a try after a shoulder charge by the former Panther on David Simmons is deemed high. Simmons lost the ball in the tackle and Pritchard picked up the loose ball and crossed. Simmons is replaced concussed. Newton moves to the centres and Michael Jennings to the wing.

65 min: 15 minutes to go here and I can't pick a winner.

64 min: Dogs back in possession after holding out the Panthers for three sets of six.

62 min: Clint Newton held up over the line, great scrambling by the Dogs.

57 min: Luke Walsh makes no mistake. Panthers 14-12.

56 min: Dogs penalised in front of their posts. Panthers elect to take the two.

53 min: Brilliant kick by Luke Lewis forces a goal-line dropout by the Dogs.

50 min: Barba goes from hero to villain, fumbling a bomb and handing the Panthers possession, but the Panthers are forced into touch on the first tackle. Dogs fans find their voice.

48 min: Dogs earn their third straight penalty.

47 min: Turner adds the extras. It's all level, 12-all.

46 min: Panthers 12-10 after Ben Barba try. Superb pass from the British Bulldog Graham put Corey Payne away and he found Barba in support.

Players back on for the second half. Gordon has suffered a suspected fractured fibula.

HALF-TIME: Panthers 12-6. Nice gesture by the Bulldogs to wear black armbands in honour of slain policeman and father of six Senior Constable David Rixon, who was a massive fan of the club. Our deepest condolences to David's family and friends.

40 min: Panthers knock on.

39 min: Panthers force a goal-line dropout. Big set of six coming up just before half-time.

33 min: Try converted by Turner. Panthers 12-6.

31 min: Bulldogs hit back via a try to Josh Reynolds, following a great run by Steve Turner. Panthers 12-4.

29 min: Another penalty to the Panthers, who lead the count 7-3.

25 min: Gordon leaves the field with an ankle injury. Not real flash news for Panthers fans.

24 min: No they can't. Panthers back on the attack after intercepting a pass and getting another penalty.

22 min: Dogs force a goal-line dropout. Can they hit back?

19 min: Dogs spill the ball on tackle one. Des Hasler will be pulling his plentiful hair out!

18 min: Gordon converts, Panthers 12-0.

17 min: Michael Jennings claims a try. Off to the video ref. TRY! Panthers 10-0. Kick to come.

15 min: Back-to-back penalties for Penrith. Dogs will do well to hold them out.

14 min: Michael Gordon adds the extras. Panthers 6-0.

12 min: Penrith's Travis Burns scores after a fumble by Josh Morris. Panthers 4-0. Kick to come.

11 min: Another flare-up between the teams. Plenty of feeling out there. Panthers receive a penalty.

9 min: Brutal Panthers defence forces a Bulldogs handling error. Panthers on the attack 30m from Dogs line.

4 min: It's a penaltyathon, four penalties in the first four minutes.

3 min: Scuffle breaks out between several players. Dogs awarded a penalty.

2 min: Ageless trainer Ronnie "50-20" Palmer makes the first of what will be many appearances on the field for the Panthers.

1 min: Match is only 20 seconds old and the Panthers have conceded a penalty.

Players making their way onto the field now.

Here's hoping this match is as exciting as the one that preceded it, Melbourne scoring a late try to sink Canberra 24-19. Storm fullback Billy Slater was put on report for a high tackle on his opposite number, Josh Dugan, but the feeling is he won't have a case to answer.

Good evening all, not long until kick-off, with Canterbury and Penrith both preparing to begin life with new head coaches. The Bulldogs will line up as per program from 1-17, but as expected the Panthers have added boom prospect Blake Austin to their bench at the expense of Nafe Seluini. With the rain continuing to bucket down in Sydney during the day, English prop James Graham will feel right at home in the slush as he makes his debut for the Bulldogs.


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