2012 HM Rd 2 Bulldogs v Raiders (Report)
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Harold Matthews team made it two wins from as many matches after defeating the Canberra Raiders in Round 2 action at the Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday 18th February 2012.
The Raiders led 6-0 early on, but the Bulldogs bounced back with two tries to lead 12-6 at the break.
Canberra started the second half much stronger and caught the Bulldogs off-guard scoring two tries to push out to an 18-12 lead.
Four unanswered tries in the final 18 minutes saw the Bulldogs run out 32-18 victors.
Interchange forward Willie Soloa scored two tries whilst centre Patrick Kopu and front-rower Jordan Lotoaniu had strong games.
The Bulldogs next match is against Western Sydney Rugby League Academy at St Marys Leagues Club Stadium on Saturday 25th February 2012.
HAROLD MATTHEWS CUP
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32
Tries: Willie Soloa 2, Hakaraia Toi Toi, Vailima Teaupa, Nifo Seve, Patrick Kopu
Goals: Esau Taetuli 4 from 6
Canberra Raiders 18
Tries: Lachlan Croker, Tyrel Lomax, Daniel Dole
Goal: Chris Hart 2 from 2, Mun Mapiou 1 from 1
Bulldogs Team: 1 Esau Taetuli [c], 2 Marcelo Montoya, 3 Patrick Kopu, 4 Hakaraia Toi Toi, 5 Felix Moli, 6 Nifo Seve, 7 Christian Wakeham, 8 Jordan Lotuaniu, 9 Ali Allouche [c], 10 Lorima Sautu, 11 Avia Minute, 17 Vailima Teaupa, 13 Jordan Lemalu. Subs: 12 Joshua Abboud, 16 Willie Soloa, 22 Godfred Agyemang, 24 Simon Fonua.
At Belmore Sports Ground
Round 2 - 18/02/2012