Rugby League

Canterbury Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers

Prop James Graham will lead the line for the Bulldogs in this Western Sydney battle.
Prop James Graham will lead the line for the Bulldogs in this Western Sydney battle. Photo: Getty Images
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That's it from us tonight.  James Segeyaro gets man of the match honours and the Panthers take the two points and move into second, at least for now, while the Bulldogs remain fourth and perhaps in strife should the Roosters or the Storm get the chocolates this weekend.  It was a spirited effort for the Bulldogs to fight their way back into the match after having three tries disallowed early - the for and against could be very important at the pointy end and a six-point loss is much better than a 22-point loss.  Nonetheless, they'll be scratching their heads over that Tim Lafai no-try in the first half and they probably won't be alone.  Thanks for your company tonight, we'll be back tomorrow afternoon as the Sharks host the Eels but between now and then be sure to pick up a copy of tomorrow's Herald or log on to smh.com.au for all the wash-up and the rest of Australia's best news and analysis.  Word to the wise - it's a cracker.

Cheers.

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80 min: The siren sounds before the successful conversion.  Full-time score Penrith 22 Bulldogs 16 (told you the Panthers would win by six).

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The try has been awarded.  Penrith 22 Bulldogs 14, kick to come.

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80 min: TRY?  Trent Hodkinson is over in the corner for a try which will wrap things up here.  Onfield ruling is good but we're going upstairs.

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79 min: Another line dropout for the Panthers.

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77 min: Tim Lafai looks like scoring for all money chasing down a perfectly timed kick but Jamie Soward is there in cover.

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77 min: Hodkinson adds the extras.  Penrith 22 Bulldogs 10.

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77 min: TRY.  That's one for the big fellas.  Tony Williams and Sam Kasiano combine to put the latter over.  Penrith 22 Bulldogs 8, kick to come.

75 min: Josh Mansour fields the early kick and it will be a Penrith line dropout.

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75 min: Penalty to the Dogs who resume 20m out from the Penrith line.

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72 min: The Bulldogs try to go wide to Lafai again but the pass is forward, so forward in fact he can't get to it and it sails over the touch line.

70 min: Conversion unsuccessful, as will surely be any attempts at a late comeback now.  Penrith 22 Bulldogs 4.

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68 min: TRY. The Dogs are finally on the board.  Tim Lafai crosses in the corner after some fancy footwork.  Penrith 22 Bulldogs 4, kick to come.

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64 min: Conversion successful.  Panthers 22 Bulldogs 0.

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63 min: TRY.  That's the ball game.  Matt Moylan hits an absolute peach from Soward at speed and crosses for Penrith's fourth.  Panthers 20 Bulldogs 0, kick to come.

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63 min: He looks hurt as well.

63 min: James Graham spills it this time and Bryce Cartwright looks like scoring before being neutralised by Greg Eastwood.

62 min: The Dogs weather that storm.  Score remains Penrith 16 Bulldogs 0.

61 min: Josh Jackson stops Jamie Soward scoring a certain try.

59 min: And Josh Reynolds has spilled it.  It probably already is, but it's curtains if the Panthers cross again here.

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